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Old 09-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Wheel Sizing 17"x8", what does the 8" mean?

I'm looking at 305/70/R17'S For my TJ and when looking for wheels I'm not sure what size will fit these tires. Any help for the Newbie would be appreciated.

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I'm looking at 305/70/R17'S For my TJ and when looking for wheels I'm not sure what size will fit these tires. Any help for the Newbie would be appreciated.
8" is stands for wheel width
Stock is 7.5
Most aftermarket run 8.5 to 9 with varied backspacing

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I was just researching offset and backspacing....still a little confused. I understand backspacing and if I go to 17" I would think I would be ok with 4.5 to 5.2" backspacing? What i have struggled with is offset and why it matters.
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thanks. The only thing i couldn't find was my OEM wheel offset, but to the best I could find it was zero.
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