17 inch wheel recommendations

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Hi folks, I’m planning on getting new shoes and wheels for my rig
However I’m particular inclined for wheels with negative offset or less backspace.
This is what I want to do :
I want my tires to stick out about 1 to 1.25 inches without using spacers,
I know my stock wheels are at 4.5” backspace, the wheels I want are @ 17x9 on 35 Inch tire with my calculations I think 3.5-3.75 backspace will do the trick.
please let me know and correct me if I’m wrong on this measurements or if is any kind of variation that I might not be aware of
By the way my rig is a 93.
thanks
 
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X2 on SCS. The specs you are looking at are one thing. Fitting over the fat hubs and full floater rear are another, granted the majority do.
 
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Test fitted my new wheels today. They are 17x9, with -38mm offset, 3.5 BS. Tires are pretty much flush. So to stick out without spacers will be hard to find.

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Hi folks, I’m planning on getting new shoes and wheels for my rig
However I’m particular inclined for wheels with negative offset or less backspace.
This is what I want to do :
I want my tires to stick out about 1 to 1.25 inches without using spacers,
I know my stock wheels are at 4.5” backspace, the wheels I want are @ 17x9 on 35 Inch tire with my calculations I think 3.5-3.75 backspace will do the trick.
please let me know and correct me if I’m wrong on this measurements or if is any kind of variation that I might not be aware of
By the way my rig is a 93.
thanks
With offset remaining the same as stock you’d be looking for 3.25-3.5” bs if you are after 1-1.25” more than you currently have. If you are aiming for 1-1.25” poke past flush it would help to know flares or flares and where they currently line up


Test fitted my new wheels today. They are 17x9, with -38mm offset, 3.5 BS. Tires are pretty much flush. So to stick out without spacers will be hard to find.

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They make 2.5” bs wheels that would achieve an inch more than yours yielded. It definitely begins to negatively affect your scrub radius as well as fitting larger tires like 37’s
 
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X2 on SCS. The specs you are looking at are one thing. Fitting over the fat hubs and full floater rear are another, granted the majority do.
This is the part that makes me gun shy when trying to pick a set of wheels. My google-fu shows the center bore as 106mm, same as my 2nd gen Tacoma, but in test fitting some wheels off a buddy's 2nd gen Tacoma they didn't fit. :flush:
 
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This is the part that makes me gun shy when trying to pick a set of wheels. My google-fu shows the center bore as 106mm, same as my 2nd gen Tacoma, but in test fitting some wheels off a buddy's 2nd gen Tacoma they didn't fit. :flush:
This. Sometimes you need to grind a little off the center. Also, if you choose a wheel with an integrated center cap, like these, you may not be able to use them due to the large hubs.
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This. Sometimes you need to grind a little off the center. Also, if you choose a wheel with an integrated center cap, like these, you may not be able to use them due to the large hubs.
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Yeah, I'd prefer to not have to take a grinder to my fancy new wheels haha. Center caps aren't a huge deal to me, could definitely live without as long as the wheel actually fits. I've been looking at Methods (standard/double standard/etc) and some ATX wheels (AX 201 and 202) which seem to fit, but I can never really tell :doh:
 
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Ok this is getting very confusing by the second, can somebody school me about this please:
if I install a 17x9.5 with 4.5 backspace and -18 offset how far from the flares will this set up put me in?
reason im asking is because im looking at this black rhino wheels with this specifications.
thanks
 
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