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wheel questions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RDAY, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    RDAY

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    what is the stock width on my stock wheels I have 17" wheels. 17x8?

    Also what type of offset looks better on 4x4 vehicles a positive or negative?

    lastly can someone help me understand what backspacing is have been reading up on it but still confused what does it do for the wheel?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    back spacing is the off set of the the rim thats how i understand it. and for the oem rims they are 17x8's. and what looks good on a 4x4 i got a backspacing of 4.5 inches which it sticks out pass the the fender about a half inch or less
     
  3. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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  4. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Now which stick rims do you have? The off-road rims or sport edition rims? Mine were the sport rims and those are 17x7.5" inchs. A negative offset will look nicer on a 4x4 because anything negative sticks out more for a wider stance. Like mine are a -12 offset and stick out about an inch or so from the wheel well.;)
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    I am not sure if mine r sport or offroad when I bought the truck it was a sport but the supposibly changed it to the offroad package with a skidplate and new shocks wheels and tires? How do I find out if they are 17x8 or 7.5?
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Okay so are they aftermarket wheels? Now if your truck is indeed a sport, they would be the 17x7.5" wheels. If they swaped them to off-road edition wheels, they would be 16"s.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    ok they are 17 oem so they are the sport wheels will after market 17x9 work on a oem 17/7.5 tire?
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Ummm, that I'm not sure of!?!?:confused:
     
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