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Old 05-02-2011, 05:15 PM
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Check out sdwheelcorp on ebay, their prices are way cheaper than discount even with shipping. Steve is the contact there and he can help you with the sizes.
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Thanks Dodgeguy, that info helps me to better understand what I am dealing with. Bones, I will check that guy out on EBAY, probably say heck with that guy at Discounters. Already tired of dealing with him. Now if I can just find somebody that has the Bilsteins in stock
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Bones, talked to Steve on Ebay and he has also been a big help. I found out that my stock wheels are a 17x7 and that the 17x9 spys would probably rub without a leveling kit. I did however find a Eagle Alloy 185 series wheel that I like, it comes in a 17x9 with a +2 offset and a 5mm bs. Since is would be a wider wheel with a positive offset would that create more of a rubbing issue? That wheel also comes is a -8mm offset which is almost the same as the -12 on the XD wheel. Sorry for the question I am a rookie when it comes to wheels and I am just wanting to get it right before making such a big purchase.
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Bones, talked to Steve on Ebay and he has also been a big help. I found out that my stock wheels are a 17x7 and that the 17x9 spys would probably rub without a leveling kit. I did however find a Eagle Alloy 185 series wheel that I like, it comes in a 17x9 with a +2 offset and a 5mm bs. Since is would be a wider wheel with a positive offset would that create more of a rubbing issue? That wheel also comes is a -8mm offset which is almost the same as the -12 on the XD wheel. Sorry for the question I am a rookie when it comes to wheels and I am just wanting to get it right before making such a big purchase.
I was told that anything with a positive offset will cause rubbing with a wider tire. You have get a negative offset since it sets tires out farther. I dont know a whole lot about the whole tire sizing but that is one thing I was told by everyone. I would definitely do a level, I have the Bilsteins they didn't completely level the front. I did notice a big difference in ride comfort and handling compared to my old stock shocks.
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Well got a set of the Bilstein's ordered but they are on backorder and should be in by the end of this month. Guess I will do the install myself since 2 places I have called so far to get a install quote said these wont level the truck out and over time the truck will settle back to the original stock height as the springs weakin and as the truck drops more and more it will need to be realigned each time. I tried to explain each time what type of shocks these were and each time I got so frustrated I hung up the phone on these guys. Once these come in and I get them on I will get my wheels ordered. Sometimes it's just better to do things yourself then to full with people that dont have a clue. Makes me wonder where they get some of these guys that work at these places.
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