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My Dilemma of 17 to 16 inch wheels.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by raswank, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    raswank

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    Currently have the TRD Sport 17 inch wheels with 265/70/17 Geolanders. I have all the stuff to do the Eibach lift. My question is I love the Bronze TRD wheels but they are 16 inch wheels. I figured I would keep the 17's on in the winter, and use the 16's in the summer. Is this gonna cause any issues with alignment or anything when switching between?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Ahhhhh don't do bronze!!!!!!!!! But, to answer your question, I don't think that would cause any issues if you switched back and forth between 16" and 17".

    Bronze is hideous though!
     
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    No issues with alignment from just switching wheels around.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    I thought when they align it, it goes by tire size or something? Thanks for all your time
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    They may have to enter the tire size when they align it, but alignment is not affected by tire size. Alignment is all angles, once they're set, you're free to swap wheels. If you have a drastic difference in tire size that you're swapping around, different alignment specs may have exaggerated affects but there are no issues swapping wheels without getting an alignment at every swap.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    So should i go 16x8 or 16x9? 16x8 usually has " 0 " offset with 4.50 back spacing and 16x9 has -12 offset and 4.53 back spacing. I like chrome wheels, Moto Metal, ATX series wheels.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    I'd go with a 16x8 with a 3.75 bs
     
  8. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    I thought you were sold on the bronze wheels?? :confused: Don't let that one guy's opinion turn you away if that's what you want to do! You know how much crap I caught in my build thread because of my grille guard? It's your truck, do with it what you want!
     
  9. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    the alignment will be off. i do alignments at work, if u go from 1 rim to a different it will change the alignment. mostly because of the backspacing and the width. it wont change it by much, but you should always get it checked just to make sure you dont destroy your tires. plus, an alignment check is typically either free or like $20. that $20 couls save u like $800 in premature tire wear...
     
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