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17x8 or 17x9

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by raswank, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    raswank

    raswank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have the Eibach set up. Bilstein's at .85, drivers spacer. TSB in the rear. Truck sits nice and level. Also have Light Racing UCA's installed. So which size wheel should I go with? I like the ATX Ledge in 17x8, the ATX slot in 17x8 or 17x9. Moto Metal 951 in 17x9. Going to go with BF Goodrich A/T 265/70/17
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    STLTaco09

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I'd personally go with a 17x8 wheel if it was an option in the wheels I wanted. Having said that, I have 17x9 951's. 17x9 is fine, there are just more tire options available at the 265/70/17 size for 8" wide wheels.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    Ive got pro comp 17x9's and love them. Im also wearing 265 70 17 duratracs that are only recommended for up to 8.5" wide rim. I love the wide stance it gives it but like I said I am slighty out of the manufacturers suggestions.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I almost ran the same setup (rim width to tire size), until I learned about the recommended width for those tires. It was not a chance I was willing to take (running them outside of spec). Those tires are sick though, wish they were designed for a 9" wid wheel.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Thanks everyone. So pretty much down to the new ATX Ledge or Slot 17x8
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Hows your ride with the lift set-up? any vibrations?
    I an about to install the same set-up and wondering about the vibs.
    I won't go the new UCS route just yet, will see if it will align in spec first.

    I am also looking at whether to go with 17x8 or 17x9 for the BFG AT KO wheels at 275/70/17 size. I understand the need to stay in specs for the tire, but much more selection at the 17x9 size.

    Thx
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    with that tire size but most run the 8" width
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Love the ride, no vibes, no issues at all.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    I have 17x9 wheels with 265/70/17 duratracs, yes a bit wider then suggested but I have 0 issues
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    What is the offset on your 17x9...(-12mm)?

    Thx
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    you are correct
     
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