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Aftermarket Wheels: What Your Offset - Any Problems?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by pollymath, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:07 AM.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    pollymath

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    I'm wheel shopping, as I'd like to ditch the 1.5" spacers I'm using on my 1st Gen with 17" alloys.

    People continually tell me that -20, or -30 offset wheels will ruin my truck, make it unsafe, and generally be a hassle.

    Has anyone that runs lower offset wheels had significant problems with wheel bearing wear, tie rod issues, or ball joints going bad more rapidly?
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    -44 offset here! Ive been ruining mine for about 30000 miles now! :D
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    Holy smokes. That's on a 3rd gen right? I'd love to see pictures of that setup.
     
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    Spacers are not doing you any favors either! Id go for the correct wheels anyday.
     
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    2nd gen!
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    -10 offset with 10,000 miles....no issues that I am aware of.
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    Looking for more responses on 1st Gens in particular.
     
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    My brother runs a +18 offset on his first gen with 2” spacers which bring it to -33 and he hasn’t had any issues. I think he’s had that setup for around 20-30k miles. He did replace the LBJ with OEM shortly before just because they had close to 100k on them. My honest opinion on spacers is that as long as you spend the money on a good American made brand that is hub centric you really shouldn’t have anything to worry about. I run spidertrax 1.25” spacers on my wife’s FJ and we’ve taken it off-road with zero issues for 30k miles.

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  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    You will wear down your wheel bearings quicker compared to stock setup. This is due to the fact that the center of the tire is a farther distance away from the wheel hub.
     
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  11. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    Running 1.5" of wheel spacers? There is 26mm per inch. Not sure what 1st Gen stock wheel offset is, but you'll need to subtract 39 mm from that to get your 1.5" of spacer in the offset .so if +60 like 3rd gen, you'll need to look for +18-+25 offset to get similar stance with spacers now.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Not positive. Negative.

    You did your math wrong.

    -20 would match my current stock setup. +18-38mm (1.5") = -20.

    That's only if I found a comparable 7.5" wheel. Which hardly exists in 17" format.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    In theory, yes. In practice? Debatable. I've heard stories of low offset wheels killing wheel bearings every 40k, I've heard other people put 100k on low offset wheels with huge tires who drove trucks hard.

    I want someone to say "yes, I ran -30 offset and within 20k had to do my wheel bearings, LBJ, and tie rods. I did them again 20k later." That to me would be good evidence that low offsets kill joints.
     
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  14. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    -11 offset, 40000 miles.
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  15. Aug 11, 2018 at 5:01 AM
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    -12 offset for both of my trucks. I have 56000 miles on the -12 offset on my Tacoma and it drives beautifully. I couldn't be happier with looks and drive ability.
     
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