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I think the Terra Grappler will fit the bill. The price is right!!! That's a neat size too. It will likely look pretty good on the 18x8.5" rims.

Getting to my cabin includes 5 miles of slick snowpacked roads followed by 1/4 mile of sometimes up to 12" of new snow (sometimes settled). The BFG AT has done a great job, but the Toyo AT's on my work truck do very well too. The Terra seems a lot like the Toyo AT's. Does it have the winter (mountain snowflake) rating?
Toyo owns Nitto and the two companies share tire technology so that's why the Terra Grappler and Open Country A/T are so similar. Just like the Trail Grappler is similar to the Open Country M/T.

The Terra Grappler, like the Open Country A/T, does not carry the mountain snow flake symbol. It does however still perform well in winter conditions.

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i have an 03 f350 cc 4x4 i want to get 17" rims from disc tire, can i get them with the same back spacing as the stock 16" rims. i want to also get the nitto dura grap tires in the 285/75/17

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... What offset/inset should I get to keep the inside edge of the rim the same distance from the suspension as the stock wheels? ...
This is the wrong question to be asking for a steer axle.
When changing wheel/tire width, the new offset should be calculated to keep the center of the tire in the same place, to avoid changing the scrub radius.

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i have an 03 f350 cc 4x4 i want to get 17" rims from disc tire, can i get them with the same back spacing as the stock 16" rims. i want to also get the nitto dura grap tires in the 285/75/17
Your OE 16x7 wheels have 4.25" of backspace.

The 17x8.5 ET -12 Falken ORC 909 has 4.25" of backspace. The rest of the models we offer for your application have 4.5" of backspace.

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I currently have 17.5 X 17's on my 2006. At some point in the near future I'll be looking at tires. There are 18's [tires & wheels] which are takeoffs available, but like some of the other folks I don't know for sure if they will work ok on my truck. I have no suspension upgrades. The spare shows: 1LS, 5 o 32213. The "o" is small. 17 X 17 1/2J.

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I currently have 17.5 X 17's on my 2006. At some point in the near future I'll be looking at tires. There are 18's [tires & wheels] which are takeoffs available, but like some of the other folks I don't know for sure if they will work ok on my truck. I have no suspension upgrades. The spare shows: 1LS, 5 o 32213. The "o" is small. 17 X 17 1/2J.
What year and model truck are the takeoff wheels from? We would be happy to see if they work on your application.

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HELP WITH WHEEL AND TIRE FIT

Guys I am looking at the KMC XD strike wheel in chrome for a 2013 F250 super duty, Crew cab With the snow plow prep kit!
The wheel the shop is telling me will fit is
XD strike 20x10 8/170
-24 mm of set and tire size is 305/55/20 mickey thompson
I told him I do not want to trim or any of that, I am concerened that they may not fit? Help
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The wheel the shop is telling me will fit is
XD strike 20x10 8/170
-24 mm of set and tire size is 305/55/20 mickey thompson
I told him I do not want to trim or any of that, I am concerened that they may not fit? Help
Since you're dealing with a retail shop, the answer is easy. Have them guarantee that the tire/wheel combo will fit with no rubbing. Then have them test-fit one wheel/tire to a front hub. With the new tire/wheel installed do a lock to lock figure 8 in the parking lot. If there's no rubbing, you've bought yourself a set of tires and wheels. If there is rubbing, the cost is on the shop, and you can try a smaller combo.





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Guys I am looking at the KMC XD strike wheel in chrome for a 2013 F250 super duty, Crew cab With the snow plow prep kit!
The wheel the shop is telling me will fit is
XD strike 20x10 8/170
-24 mm of set and tire size is 305/55/20 mickey thompson
I told him I do not want to trim or any of that, I am concerened that they may not fit? Help
A 10" wide wheel with a -24mm offset is on the aggressive side and is mainly used on lifted applications. Chances are you'll have some tire rub. Compared to where the factory wheels sit now, the 20x10 ET-24 will sit about 3.5" further out towards the fender, not including the tire. The 20x9 +18 Strike would be the better choice.

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Resurrecting an old thread. I just did the V/B code mod on my 2001 Excursion 4x4. The stock wheels look a little small. I would like to go from stock size to 285/70/18. What spec rim will I need (18x7 vs 18x8), and is there still one in production. Or do I have to scour the country for the 2004 King Ranch rims?

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LT285/70R18 is a pretty rare size. Give us a call if we can help you with your fitment, your salesman will be happy to talk to you about what you are trying to achieve and he may be able to make some additional tire size recommendations.

As for wheels, here's a link to 18" wheels that are approved for your vehicle and will fit the LT285/70R18E size.

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LT285/70R18 is a pretty rare size.
There are at least two available, but expensive at around $400 each:
Toyo Open Country M/T Mud-Terrain 285/70R18

And Discount Tire Direct carries at least one brand for a similar high price:
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Oh boy! I'm so lost. I can't get a straight answer no matter who I talk to.
I wanted the Moto Metal 951 wheels forever... Every truck I owned. Never happens. Now for my 2013 F350, Im told they don't make ones to fit my stock truck with 18" wheels due to offset/ backset... Who knows.
What in the world do I need in terms of backset or offset to stay stock without rubbing? I'm planning on the stock rubber size as well.
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I realize this is an old thread.

I want to replace my stock dually aluminum wheels with stock steel rims.

I keep having problems with balancing and rim dents/ some leaks.

My truck is a work truck/ daily driver.

Steel rims cost less than aluminum and my aluminum rims look like crap.

DO I NEED SPACERS FOR FRONT AND REAR to make up for the thinner steel wheels?

Any other problems PROS/CONS to consider ?

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I realize this is an old thread.

I want to replace my stock dually aluminum wheels with stock steel rims.

I keep having problems with balancing and rim dents/ some leaks.

My truck is a work truck/ daily driver.

Steel rims cost less than aluminum and my aluminum rims look like crap.

DO I NEED SPACERS FOR FRONT AND REAR to make up for the thinner steel wheels?

Any other problems PROS/CONS to consider ?
Thank you for the post, panhead george.

What year F350 are the steel dually wheels off of? As long as the dimensions are correct (width, offset ETC.) spacers will not be needed.

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