Haha! I’ll consider that wheel advice but probably not. Well at 42 years old and 4 of these trucks over the last 17 years, I’ve never had a problem with any of my trucks running +18 offset with the stock or as close to stock as possible size tires. Never had a ball joint, track bar, tie rod end or death wobble issue and I pull a 20k trailer...so I think I’ve been doing it rightStock offset, save your front end (and yourself) from a life of misery. Pick your tires then the wheels since the tire size will dictate the wheel size. Idiotic to do it the other way around. That being said 1) you can't tell what they are anyway when they're spinning so what difference does it make and 2) I sure as hell can't see 'em from behind the steering wheel.
3) If you can't make up your mind narrow it down to 2 choices, then buy those and put 2 on 1 side and 2 on the other side. can't see both sides of the truck at the same time can ya?
(up to the end of part 2 this was serious, #3 was sarcasm for those that have never experienced it before)
Lots of things factor in here, or should. Even if you keep everything else the same but change the tire height, it will impact the scrub radius, for example. And heavier wheels and/or tires are never kind to any of a vehicle's components.I agree with everyone’s opinion that the lower the offset, the higher chance of wheel bearing/ ball joint issues. However, trucks used to have 0 offset to +15. They keep getting more and more positive. I am of the mind that a positive +18 up to a +48(stock) will have no negative impact on the front end.
I'm a chrome guy, when I bought my truck in 2008, it had black wheels on a silver body. I think that looks like crap, if I wanted black, I would have painted the whole truck egg shell black totally. Some like that sort of thing, others wrap in camo. I kept the body original chrome all i could, stock 22 chrome wheels. All terrain tires. Yho a 4x4, my Toyota would put it to shame especially since it has 4ft links on all four and no way could my dodge no matter what you did be able to follow it, way to big. I get compliments on my dodge because its the only single wheel 3500 diesel in this town. To me its my rolls royce since I added every widget I could to the inside, on top of the infinity system i retrofitted to push 10's and country.My opinion is they all look like the same cookie cutter wheels all the oilfield trash around here run on their bro-dozers. Around here running stock wheels makes you a lot more unique than those would.
I actually think those stock wheels look great, as does the whole truck, but we already established the value of opinions!
It's your truck and your money, go with what makes you happy and don't get caught up on opinions that differ from yours (like mine for example)
Well, I certainly agree with the weight issue. That is the main reason I am switching my wheels. If I had the factory aluminum wheels, I probably wouldn’t change them. Mine are steel, and very heavy. My new wheels and larger tires will weigh less than the factory wheel and tire setup.Lots of things factor in here, or should. Even if you keep everything else the same but change the tire height, it will impact the scrub radius, for example. And heavier wheels and/or tires are never kind to any of a vehicle's components.
I could go on for pages, but you get the idea. When changing something, it can really pay off to take everything into consideration. What is the correct offset for one tire may not be even close for another.
I do like those, the only thing is I can’t picture them on your truck. You have a classy looking truck, and it kinda needs classy wheels.Here's a new addition to the choices
🤣 Thanks for the honest feedback. My wife said she thinks I'm getting old with that choice tooI do like those, the only thing is I can’t picture them on your truck. You have a classy looking truck, and it kinda needs classy wheels.
now if you had a bright red tradesman hillbilly rig like mine. You could mount any ugly old wheel on it and no one would judge.
Ok, so probably the worst part about a new truck is selecting the style of the new wheels for personalization...I have spent more money in the hours researching and comparing than I the wheels are even worth (ugh). I know what opinions are like (everyone's got em) but I'm looking for yours (opinion that is).
I went with method NV 305 in matte black. I love them. I think they’re similar look to what you’re looking at. Been very happy with them. Running 295/70-18 Falken Wildpeak AT3/W. I couldn’t be happier. Run up to 80 PSI, awesome traction in anything, very low road noise, look great, ride nice, and I’ve got about 10k on them with little apparent wear. Not that you have to buy from there but check out custom offsets website. I guarantee you can find your exact truck with pictures of many combos including what you’re looking at.