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Old 09-07-2008
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Icon4 looking to get rims and tires

looking to put Pro Comp Series 7189

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and Goodyear MTR's

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the wheels are going to be 16x8 and the tires i would like to get 33's but i dont know how wide to buy them. the metic system sucks. i would like a nice stance, what size would look good??



and should i get them with the white letters out or in??



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33x12.50 is what i would get and i always go white letters out...but thats just me
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You can fit 33x12.50s on an 8in rim, and I personally love the look of em on a little ranger (even though I have 15x10s). If not, just get 11.50s, metric are something like 285/75r16

O yea, white letters out, unless you have a black truck going for all black look, white letters add dimension to your tires, it looks a lot better.

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black truck. hey troy i see you run 12.50's how much do they stick out.
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ok now im lost. the 16x10 model as a Backspace = 4.5 in. and and Offset = -25mm and the 16x8 model has a Backspace = 4.5 in. but no offset?

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so with more backspacing the tire sticks out more or is it with offset??
but why is it in the negative?
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I dont know much about all this but I dont think you want to go over 4 inches of backspace. I think the less backspace you have the farther your tires will stick out. and if you have too much your tires will rub.
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Those would look filthy get 10in wide with a 12.50 tire and go black out on the lettering
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does anyone know the differance in backspacing and offset?
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i have just a question , when dose the weight fator of steel wheels and heavy tires become a problem ???? does it matter at all or no, will aluinum wheels be the way to go???? what affects of it
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The more weight in the tire rim combo the more stress on components, the more weight you have to push so less power/ worse mileage.
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I dont think they offer the black w/machined lip in a 16x10...only the all black, polished, and chrome are offered in a 16x10. I could be wrong, so just check into it. That wheel is on national back order, I was told that it would take 3 months to get it, thats why I have the wheels that are currently on my truck. The guy at 4wheelparts told me that it would probably take longer then 3 months. If you want to get on the list/order the wheels you will have to pay half up-front and then wait 3 months or more for them which I wasnt willing to do...just giving you a heads up.
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does anyone know the differance in backspacing and offset?
offset is measured from the center of the wheel to the mounting surface

backspacing is measured from the inside edge of the wheel to the mounting surface.

as the backspacing number gets smaller the wheel sticks out further which means the offset goes negative.

so if the offset is positive the backspacing is larger causing the wheel to stick in more.

wider stance for a low backspacing and negative offset.

here is what throws all that off though.

you could have a 12" wide wheel, a 5.5" backspacing and a -25.4mm offset and the wheel will be pretty much centered.


hope that helps
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Those wheels are sick that combo would look awesome on your truck 16X10 wheels and 33X12.50 tires it doesn't get any harder than that.
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what if theres no offset just backspacing?



what the offset and backspacing of a stock rim?? im guessing none.
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