going to 16" wheel? 17"? from 18"

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that pic is of my tires after driving 200 mile sint he rain. Truck had about 250 mile son it at the time.
 

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For reference, I'm going to be putting 16's on my tremor, with 35" tires and somwhere around -35 total offset.

Already have a 2" level, removed crash bars, and I am expecting some cutting based on feedback from others with 35's.
 

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I quickly got away from the 18's on my FX4 Lariat Scab. Rolling on 16x8 0 offests with LT285/75R16's. I like the look and function of a meaty sidewall.
 
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So I think I settled in the LT265/65r17. The only issue is getting a wheel with same offset as stock, which is 55mm based on my research. Closest I got was 35mm on tire rack. As I understand things that will bring the wheels and tires out 20mm towards the drivers side curb. This worries me due to added stress on wheel bearing and other components? Is this a legit worry? Seems otherwise I will have to order the OEM 17" wheels then add the tires. I was hoping to get the whole wheel and tire assembly shipped already balanced with tpms installed straight to my door. If 35mm is fine I may do that. Thoughts??
 

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Been running 0mm offset for 25,000 miles, on Michigan roads..... no issues what so ever.
 

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This photo looks like they just need a good cleaning. Not a quick flexi-wand brush or similar, but down on your knees, with a synthitic, stiff bristled hand held brush and a little soap.
 
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Been running 0mm offset for 25,000 miles, on Michigan roads..... no issues what so ever.
Front what I read and how I understand it, + offset leads to the tire being further away from the hub which means more wheel bearing wear. Negative offset is closer to hub. So u r 55mm closer to hub than stock and I guess that would be easier for bearings? So my 35mm is 20mm further away from the bearings. That is what I am worried about. ? Is that a legit concern?
 
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Generally pushing the center line of the tire farther out will increase the load on all the front end components outside the wheel bearing, and can change the load +/- on other the entire suspension system.

That does not necessarily mean increased wear or breakage, but can be a factor depending on a other build components, and vehicle load/stress.
 

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So I think I settled in the LT265/65r17. The only issue is getting a wheel with same offset as stock, which is 55mm based on my research. Closest I got was 35mm on tire rack. As I understand things that will bring the wheels and tires out 20mm towards the drivers side curb. This worries me due to added stress on wheel bearing and other components? Is this a legit worry? Seems otherwise I will have to order the OEM 17" wheels then add the tires. I was hoping to get the whole wheel and tire assembly shipped already balanced with tpms installed straight to my door. If 35mm is fine I may do that. Thoughts??
Why not look for a set of 17" takeoffs around here?
 

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Why not look for a set of 17" takeoffs around here?
One of the semi-local wheel/tire places here will take the factory wheels/tires as trade in value against purchase of new rims/tires.

They sell factory rims for $200. If I wasn't going to a wider tire for my second tire/rims, I would have bought those instead of aftermarket rims.
 

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One of the semi-local wheel/tire places here will take the factory wheels/tires as trade in value against purchase of new rims/tires.

They sell factory rims for $200. If I wasn't going to a wider tire for my second tire/rims, I would have bought those instead of aftermarket rims.
That's good deal. Factory wheels are generally more expensive than aftermarket when new. And takeoffs are generally low mileage and in good shape.
 
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