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What would you do

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by wingshootin, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    wingshootin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am questioning whether or not I want to upgrade to an 18" wheel from my current 17" wheel. Is there really that big of a difference in the 2? I am wanting to go with the 18" with the Nitto Trail Grappler M/T's in a 285/65/18. But I have been thinking also that if I dont change wheel sizes I can continue to run my Firestone Dest. M/T's and get some new 17" wheels and use the additional $900 or so for some other mods. What are your thoughts on what you would do? Also if I do stay with the 17" wheels I have found that the Nitto Trail Grappler M/T's only come in a 295/70/17 size. How much of a rub problem will I have with this tire size when I need new tires? I am trying to get the most aggressive look that I can but I dont think there is going to be enough of a difference in a 17" compared to an 18" to justify the additonal $900 or so that I could use for other mods. I will be running a 3" suspension lift also. Thanks a lot for the info and suggestions!
     
  2. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    I have an 06 Taco long bed 4x4 if that helps any. I will also be running the -12 offset in the wheels (is this the correct size offset?)
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    You want 4.5 inch backspacing. The backspacing is dependent on both the offset AND width of the rim. This page will help, it has a conversion chart.

    Wheel Technical Information
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Any recommendations from anyone out there on what they would do?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    The wheels have a 4.5 inch backspace and the offset is -12. So I am assuming I should be good to go with the 295/70/17's? Sorry for all the questions....new to the lifted truck scene.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    anybody else out there have any thoughts?
     
  7. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I'd stay with 17's... But it's up to you, if you like the look of 18's over 17's, then go for it! :)
     

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