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-12 or + 18 Offset ???

 
Old 01-05-2019, 03:32 AM
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Quick question for the members, I have a 2017 JKU all stock. I'm putting a leveling kit on, have tires and wheels on order. I'm second guessing my choice on offset/back spacing.
The tires are 285/75/17 Nitto Ridge Grappler and wheels are "XD" Machete with a -12 degree off set (4.5 back space) I'm wondering if I can use a wheel with +18 degree offset
(5.7" back space) according to rimsntires.com both should work. -12 will stick out approx. 3" farther and +18 will srick out approx 1.6" .
Anyone have personal experience with this set up or a for sure answer. The Jeep is a pavement pounder, wife just wants a better look.
Thanks in advance
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:48 PM
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Most people run the -12mm offset.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:05 AM
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check this wheel offset calculator https://tiresize.com/wheel-offset-calculator/
my guess is you'd get a bit of rub at full turn but probably not a big deal. I think you'd get a better look pushing them out further with the -12 mm offset though.
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Thanks for the help, Iím sticking to the -12 offset
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Just venting but wouldn't it be so much easier if the universe looked at wheels in terms of Front Space? LOL
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