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Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by arrowslinger, May 2, 2012.

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  1. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger New Member

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    Need some help in looking at purchasing wheels. Can u tell me the difference and why I should pick one or the other of the two sizes below. Looking for wheels for 2005 Mounty. Thanks



    Size 16X8.5 5-114.3 -6MTB


    Size 16X8.5 5-114.3 18MTB
     
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  3. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger New Member

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    Really just trying to figure out that offset will be the same or at least ok? Any help?
     
  4. armysoldier30263

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    Let me get home and look up my wheel info so i can assist you better
     
  5. arrowslinger

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    Ok-I understand the -6 size offset will make the wheels and tires sit out a bit from the body. Will this be too muh with 265/70's on a stock setup? Planning a 1.5 body lift soon also.
     
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    Shouldn't be too much. Here's an older pic of mine with a 1.5" body lift, 265/75/16 tires with 8 inch wide wheels that have 0 offset (so sticking 6mm further out than the wheels you're looking at):

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  7. Kazer

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    17x8.5" rims -6 offset
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    20x8.5" +18 offset
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    heres my -6 offset rims without lift
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    and here is with a 1.5" bodylift only. 245/65r17s
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  9. arrowslinger

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    Wheels and tires are on they way. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Treadwrights are here! Look great. Waiting on wheels and spacers
     
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    :thumbsup: great choice:exporange
     
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    Spacers along with new wheels are on the Mounty. It really wasn't bad project at all getting the BTF spacers in. I enjoyed it. Looks great. I am thinking a new UCA may be needed once the ball joints start to wear? Any suggestions? I see BTF has them anyone running them with spacers?
     
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    Um...the only ones running them are people with spacers.
     
  14. arrowslinger

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    Man a guy gets hammered for mis-typing a bit. Thanks for the input.
     
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    I hate to dig up an old zombie thread but does anyone know what size tire Kazer was running on these rims? 285/75R17's maybe?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Wouldn't you know it, I finally found the post I was looking for -- 285/70R17. :fire:
     

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