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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 PM
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The bolt pattern of your rims will have to be 5x5.5" or 5x139.7mm. If they offer them a 9" wide rim would probably be ideal although anything in the 8-10" wide range would work. With a 9" wide rim you would probably want to go with on offset close to zero or maybe even less to make sure you can run a wide mud tire without rubbing. Offset less than zero becomes negative offset. Common negative offsets are -12, -18, -24, etc. Less offset = more rim sticking out from under the fender.

As for tires, I would probably recommend a 35x12.50x17. That's a nice, meaty tire and a common size in mud tires. With a 9" wide rim with close to zero offset this size will fit just fine. It's also big enough you could probably still run them with a mild lift. I would recommend raising the front end up to level the truck at least with a 35" tall tire. On your 2005 this can be done easily and for only the cost of a front end alignment.

I just checked out the specs on the Fuel Hostage and strangely enough I don't see them listed in a 17" 5x5.5/5x139.7. I do, however, see them listed in an 18" rim. Offsets offered are +1 and +20. If you were to choose this rim for example, you would obviously want to go with the +1 and then a 35x12.50x18 tire.

Hope this helps!
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