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Question: 16" vs 17" on Sport

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Tbird, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Tbird

    Tbird [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After extensive searching here...I've not found a diffinitive answer to my question. So I'm needing a bit of info and advise.

    First off....we are talking a Sport model which comes w/ 17" alloy rims.
    After a 3" lift, I want to go with Konig Countersteer Offroad rims-black (see STR8 BEAST's build thread). But I'm almost certain they only come in 16".

    I was checking out the BF Goodrich All terrains yesterday at SAM's Club and side by side compared 285/75/16 and 285/70/17. I like the look of the 16s better (bigger tire on smaller rim). I'd think there are advantages to having more rubber between the rim and the ground too.

    So...I badly want to swap out the original 17" alloys for the 16" Konigs on my sport.

    Two questions:
    1) Can you put the 16" rim on the Sport model (any clearance issue)?
    2) And...is there good reasons I should stay with 17" rims?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah there are a lot of guys out there that like that more rubber look which is cool. Yes, 16" wheels will fit on the Sports edition so you should be good to go in that aspect. Only thing good with staying with the 17" stocks would be to save money from buying the new 16" wheels. But if you stay with the stocks, you will probably need wheel spacers to clear your UCA's and if you go with the 16"s, make sure you get the proper backspacing and offset to clear your UCA's as well.
     
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    TBird - Great question. I have been researching and debating the same issue. I want to get the Toytec Ultimate lift but can't decide on the wheel size.
     
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  5. Tbird

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    Thanks for the replies WW_FF and Arch. That makes me feel better about the route I want to go. Now I just gotta find out what the proper backspacing and offset specs are.

    Vandolizm...I too am planning the Toy-Ulitimate lift. Probably also going to get the TC uppers with it too.

    So...what are the proper backspacing and offset specs (or how do I find out)?

    Thanks again!
     
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    4.5" backspacing or a -12mm offset.
     
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    Great...4.5" is a number I've see thrown around a lot...so it makes sense.

    Mucho appreciation for the help.
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    I'll be going to a 16" wheel on my Sport. Same wheels actually. Just waiting for them to arrive next week hopefully. Going on Goodyear Duratrac 265/75/16's.
     
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    315/75/16 on a 16x8 w/ 4" BS...mmmmm. the good backspace for a 285 is 4.5" like said above
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