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I would probably go with a +12 offset wheel if they make it in the wheel you want. That should put you fairly flush with the flares.

DAA is running 275/60/20's on his stock 20x9 rims. He doesn't have a picture showing exactly how far his tires stick out but here's his thread with a few other pictures - http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=151853&page=2. I would post up in there asking him to get a shot down the side of the truck showing how far his tires are tucked under. That will give you a good idea.
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To save me from typing a long post and upload pics again, Ill post a link to a question I asked last night in another post. Thanks! The reason I am asking, since techniacally I dont rub at this moment, is for when I purchase a new set of tires which will be pretty soon. Im down to 6/32 and when I purchase new tires Im afraid they will rub do to the extra tread of a new tire. I will most likely go with a set of Trail Grapplers.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=165192

(looked on the back today, my wheels are a -12mm 18x10)

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i have a few questions as im new to the dodge trucks. i have a 97 1500 slt Laramie that i picked up a few weeks ago as a secondary work truck/occasional daily driver. it currently has some LT265/75/16's on a set of american racing wheels. im looking to get a new set of tires because the ones that are on it kinda suck in the snow and with being in New England thats a no go for me. the thread on them also seems really skinny to me. i was wondering what is the biggest tire i can fit on the truck with little to no modification? also how wide a tire i can fit? i believe the truck currently has either a leveling kit or bigger springs because the front end actually sits a tad higher than the rear. thanks in advance for any advice or guidance.
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In 1997 your truck came with 3 factory equiped tire sizes.

225/75-16
245/75-16
265/75R16

If you truck does indeed have a level kit on it you could go up another size or so. I would not run anything over a 12.5" wide tire and that is if you have the proper offset rims. Do you happen to know what the offset is on your rim? This decides what the widest tire you can run is or helps decide anyway.
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In 1997 your truck came with 3 factory equiped tire sizes.

225/75-16
245/75-16
265/75R16

If you truck does indeed have a level kit on it you could go up another size or so. I would not run anything over a 12.5" wide tire and that is if you have the proper offset rims. Do you happen to know what the offset is on your rim? This decides what the widest tire you can run is or helps decide anyway.
Not sure on the offset. The rims are not marked on the outside, I assume I would have to dismount one of the tires and check the inner bead on the rim.
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Hey guys! Any chance someone could give me some help on offset needed for a new wheel? I have a 2004 QC 4X4 that I just put new
tires on today - 315/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs. This past week I also had to install a new half shaft and added new shocks - Monroe reflex with 2" longer in the front. However, I am now rubbing (not really bad) with the new Duratracs on the inside of the fender wheel even after some trimming. The tires that were replaced were 315/70/17 BF Goodrich AT KO. I really cannot do a lift at the moment, but could do new wheels with a different offset if it would help with the problem. My torsion bars are cranked now and I am currently running a Gear Alloy 714C (possibly +10mm?) but do not know the offset and cannot find it. I have fender flares as well. Do I need a 0 offset wheel or something like a -6? Thanks in advance for any help provided!

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Hey guys! Any chance someone could give me some help on offset needed for a new wheel? I have a 2004 QC 4X4 that I just put new
tires on today - 315/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs. This past week I also had to install a new half shaft and added new shocks - Monroe reflex with 2" longer in the front. However, I am now rubbing (not really bad) with the new Duratracs on the inside of the fender wheel even after some trimming. The tires that were replaced were 315/70/17 BF Goodrich AT KO. I really cannot do a lift at the moment, but could do new wheels with a different offset if it would help with the problem. My torsion bars are cranked now and I am currently running a Gear Alloy 714C (possibly +10mm?) but do not know the offset and cannot find it. I have fender flares as well. Do I need a 0 offset wheel or something like a -6? Thanks in advance for any help provided!
Honestly, without knowing the offset or rim width you have now it's almost impossible to tell you what you need.

From your post I'm assuming you're rubbing on either the front or back of the inner fender with the outside of your tire correct? If that's the case you need a more positive offset, not negative. But then you also need to check how much clearance you have between your tire and the suspension now to make sure you can go with a more positive offset. But again, we can't tell you what's going to fix your problem without knowing what's causing the problem.... so we need some specs.

The offset of the wheel should be stamped on the backside of one of the spokes. So take a look there first. Otherwise you're going to need to do some measuring. We need the rim width also so you might as well measure that at the same time. Measure from the outer lip of the wheel to the inner lip of the wheel and round down to the nearest inch or half inch. To find out the backspacing you need to put a flat edge along the backside of the rim. It can only be touching the rim, not the tire otherwise you aren't getting the right measurement. Once you have it along the backside of the rim measure the distance from that flat edge to the mounting surface of the wheel. That's your backspacing and we can determine your offset based on the rim width and backspacing.
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Well, I had bought the wheels second hand and have had them for a while. However, I just was able to get in touch with someone from Gear Alloy regarding my wheel - it is 17x9 with a 5.39 BS and a +10 offset. As far as where it rubs - it is only on right hand turns and you are correct - it rubs on the inside of the back of the passenger front fender.
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Have you had your alignment checked lately? If it's just slightly rubbing (especially on that side) it could be that your alignment is out a bit. Having that fixed could solve your rubbing issue. However if you want new rims a more positive offset is what you need to get rid of that problem. How much room do you have between the inside of your tire and the suspension now?
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Have you had your alignment checked lately? If it's just slightly rubbing (especially on that side) it could be that your alignment is out a bit. Having that fixed could solve your rubbing issue. However if you want new rims a more positive offset is what you need to get rid of that problem. How much room do you have between the inside of your tire and the suspension now?
Haven't had the alignment checked lately, but my old tires were wearing fine and I had one done when I initially put the wheels on and raised the TB's. Would have been around 8k miles ago or so. Wouldn't the more positive offset draw the wheel more into the wheel well? I think the difference between the BFG AT and the Duratrac rubbing is the difference in aggressiveness of the tread. Know of any others that are running the Duratrac in that size? Would love to purchase a new set of black wheels if I can get most of the rub out with a new offset. I do prefer for the wheels not to stick out much however if possible - the tires at the outer edge of the fender flare is ok though.
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