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maxprime
12/31/2011, 09:42 PM
I"m going to replace the stock wheel/tires and have been looking at these 17 inch wheels: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/wheels/mb_wheels/product/submitProductSize.do?v=007064%7C2001&pc=63267&tmn=Stryker&typ=Truck
with 265 65 17 tires which is looks like around (30.56 dia).
What i'm unsure about is should I go with +10 offset or +25?
Also, or would 275 65 17 (31.07 dia) fit without trimming the front cladding.

VXorado
01/01/2012, 04:02 AM
I would go with +10mm offset because the rims & tires are a bit wider than the stock setup. Although +25mm is closer to the stock rim offset (+38mm), you could encounter inner clearance issues with too much positive offset. Better safe than sorry IMO.

Those rims should look pretty good ;). Make sure to post pics in the tire/rims section after you get everything installed.

Riff Raff
01/01/2012, 04:52 AM
Nice looking 17" wheel. Definitely go with the +25mm which is closer to stock (+38mm OEM), which should be your goal when searching for wheels. Forget the +10mm, as the tires will stick out way too far and the resulting wider "swing arc" will hit everything when turned (requiring extensive trimming/modification).

My highest recommendation for a 17" tire would specifically be the Yokohama - Geolandar A/T-S in 285/65R17 (31.6" O.D./42.6 lbs). This is a super rare tire size that has a low wide profile in an awesome A/T tire design. It should fit nicely with very little trimming and will look sweet due to the wider 285 series.

:bgwb:

Triathlete
01/01/2012, 12:45 PM
One thing to look at on those wheels is to be sure the center bore is the proper size to fit over the hubs.

JHarris1385
01/01/2012, 01:49 PM
Just use this:

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=offset+calculator&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1600&bih=775&tbm=isch&tbnid=P4uaFCETJVmg1M:&imgrefurl=http://www.readylift.com/t-tire-calculator.aspx&docid=im-hNwK9F-Y_AM&imgurl=http://www.readylift.com/Images/tech-wheeloffset.gif&w=432&h=252&ei=rcYAT_n_DoaXtwegrsW_Dw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=269&sig=112873935049492946357&page=1&tbnh=99&tbnw=170&start=0&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0&tx=39&ty=30

maxprime
01/02/2012, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the advice. Decided on the +25 offset after messing with the visual offset calc.

Vendetta
01/02/2012, 04:28 PM
Good luck (and good choice, in my opinion). Don't forget to post pics when all's said and done.

-V