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Please Help me Find the Perfect Style of Rims!!

I am wanting to go to a 17 inch rim for my 97 XLT. I am super picky about my wheels and I have been looking through everything I can find for the perfect rim... I found nothing! I figured you guys might be able to point me in the right direction.

I like the double 5-spoke style of wheel like in the pic below, but, I dont want anymore than an 8 inch width. I want a nice, clean, dished in wheel that isnt too flashy and will compliment my truck nicely. I like my chrome but will go for a grey or black chrome if I see something I like. I'm not into black wheels and I need something within the $900 range - for the set. Told ya I'm picky! Thanks for looking guys!

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That is very specific, aren't you worried about clearance, with dished rims, and increasing the size aswell? With it being lowered and all does that change any of the clearances? I have to agree though that chrome rim with possibly some sort of accents to break it up would look sick on your Ex.
 






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I think black chrome would look sick on your ex with the gray painted cowl. I saw a set, I believe American Racing on a Superduty and they were great looking. Sorry I can't really help with exact wheels as I'm in the same boat and don't seem to like any wheels I find.
 






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I only want them dished as much as the rims I have. no clearance issues at all, but thats also why I dont want a wider wheel, because I dont want to run into issues. I would love to find some black chrome wheels. I'll look thru american racing's stuff again and see what there
 






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The rim that immediately came to my mind were MB Gunner 5 wheels. But I think theyre 17x8.5. I''ve got low data signal on my phone or else I'd link a picture. I think they can be had somewhere around $130 a piece
 






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Those I like!!

Im thinking paint in the inset area on the spokes the same color as the grey on my hood and put a blue pin in there... Sweet! Hopefully I can find them in a 7 or 8 inch width, but 8.5 is better than 9. I dont think that will make a notable difference on my mileage. I knew someone would have a suggestion that would be different than what I could find :D
 






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MB Wheels are pretty sweet. I'm going to miss mine but they wont fit over a Dana44 :(
 






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go figure, they are no longer in production, but they are still available.. Im gonna have to get them before I have the money for them lol.

Anybody know what back spacing I should go with? and they are 5x5.25 bolt pattern right?
 






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Looks like they only come 8" wide for 17" models. If you can find a set, 5x4.5 or 5x114.3 and I think they only come in a -6 offset
 






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Looks like they only come 8" wide for 17" models. If you can find a set, 5x4.5 or 5x114.3 and I think they only come in a -6 offset

I can deal with 8". a tire that wide would add to the appearance.
will that offset work on the Ex? I dont mind if they stick out as much as the tires i have now. I'll have a kind of squared sidewall tire on them.

And I dont know why I said 5.25, I know thats not right :/
 






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