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post #1 of 9 Old 04-17-2014, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help finding a wheel for my skinny tires

I have a set of Goodyear Duratrac Lt 235/80R17 tires. The tires require a 6.0-7.5 wide wheel. I have a 5X5 bolt pattern on my rig. The stock rims are fine width wise to fit these tires. However, they rub a little so I bought 1.5inch spacers, this eliminated the rubbing.

I'm looking to get new wheels and eliminating the use of a spacer. While my current wheel and spacer combo, my backspacing is 4.5 in. I would like a steel wheel that doesn't cost more then ~100$. For example, I would like a wheel much like this, Black Rock Wheels 997 Type 8. This would be the perfect wheel. However, they are 8 inch wide. A half and inch bigger then the tires I already have. Would the extra width be a huge problem on the trail and road?

Any I stuck with my stock wheels and/or spacers? I was able to find similar wheels without the backspacing I would like. But, in this case I would still have to use a spacer. I was also able to find some classic style wheels with my required specs. However, they run close to 200$ each.

In short, I'm looking for a military(ish) style steel wheel 17X(6.0-7.5) 5x5 backspacing 4.5inchs for ~100$. Does anyone know where I can get such a set?

Thank you for your time in reading my message. I hope to hear from anyone soon.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-19-2014, 11:13 PM
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Thats a 1 ton truck tire, Load Range E rated for 80psi.

Put it on a Jeep and it'll ride like a lumber wagon.

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 07:30 AM
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Did some looking and couldn't find anything that fits your criteria. Sorry. You may be stuck running spacers and stock wheels or an aftermarket wheel wider than what you want.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 09:26 AM
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unless you get real lucky on craig's list or ebay, i think you're pretty much out of luck for your price range. don't forget to reduce the tire pressure for the weight you typically carry for the best ride. good luck to you.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 11:29 AM
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I have a set of Goodyear Duratrac Lt 235/80R17 tires. The tires require a 6.0-7.5 wide wheel. I have a 5X5 bolt pattern on my rig. The stock rims are fine width wise to fit these tires. However, they rub a little so I bought 1.5inch spacers, this eliminated the rubbing.

I'm looking to get new wheels and eliminating the use of a spacer. While my current wheel and spacer combo, my backspacing is 4.5 in. I would like a steel wheel that doesn't cost more then ~100$. For example, I would like a wheel much like this, Black Rock Wheels 997 Type 8. This would be the perfect wheel. However, they are 8 inch wide. A half and inch bigger then the tires I already have. Would the extra width be a huge problem on the trail and road?

Any I stuck with my stock wheels and/or spacers? I was able to find similar wheels without the backspacing I would like. But, in this case I would still have to use a spacer. I was also able to find some classic style wheels with my required specs. However, they run close to 200$ each.

In short, I'm looking for a military(ish) style steel wheel 17X(6.0-7.5) 5x5 backspacing 4.5inchs for ~100$. Does anyone know where I can get such a set?

Thank you for your time in reading my message. I hope to hear from anyone soon.
Go Crager's(BlackRock) website and they have a # you can call to have custom rims made to your specs.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 02:12 PM
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Perhaps you can try these guys too:

http://www.uswheel.com
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 06:00 PM
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Discount Tire sells the MB 72 in 6" widths but that's all I know of.

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-20-2014, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input. I'm thinking of just getting the 17X8s. I'm told that the only down side is a slight smaller diameter.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-22-2014, 12:46 AM
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What did the tires rub on before the wheel spacer?

There are good ways to increase sway bar clearance and LCA clearance.

Perhaps that would solve the clearance issue so you could use stock wheels without spacer.

I've done this type solution on an LJ and XJ with great results.

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