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Bolt patterns, offsets and lugs etc

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thestrangebrew, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    Can someone explain this stuff to me? Looking at different tires and wheels and their sizes and I see stuff like bolt patterns. Does it really matter other than how it looks or does it affect the ride? I kinda understand offsets, but to be clear, does the offset basically mean how far in or out compared to the vehicle the tire/wheel sticks out (aside from how the vehicle will handle)? 5 lugs? 6 lugs? I had no idea choosing a good tire and wheel set was so "complicated". Right now I have 265/70/R16 and would like to go with something like a 285/75/R17. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    Yes it matters for wheel fitment. If you don't get the right bolt pattern (6 x 5.5), the wheel won't bolt on. Without the proper backspacing, your rims may rub the CA's and the tire may rub the wheel well.

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  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Are you lifted?
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    No but I'd like to get a 3" lift in the future. Which brings me to another ?? Would you go with a lift first then the wheels?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    Yes because those 33" s probably won't fit with out it.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Great. Thanks for the link and the help! Time to look in the suspension section again lol
     
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