First of all, I want to say thanks to the WF community. I spent the better part of a week scouring through wheel/ tire threads here looking for a setup that would give me the exact look that I was going for and wouldn't cause any issues both on and off road. The info I found here was indispensable!
I ended up taking advantage of the zero interest offer (plus over $200 in rebates!
) at Discount Tire Direct on a set of 17" MB Chaos 5 wheels (4.5" backspace) with 265/70 Hankook Dynapro ATMs. As this is my daily driver, I didn't want to go too aggressive yet still wanted something competent off-road; these seemed like an excellent choice.
The folks at DTD did their due diligence by calling to ask which way I wanted the lettering facing and offered black lug nuts at no extra cost. They also, very thoughtfully, threw in 3 extra lugs for my spare, even though I only ordered 4 (I plan on using my rebate $$$ for the spare). Unfortunately, one of the 'extra' lugs is the wrong size
They also sent me a separate box containing hub rings, but someone screwed up, b/c they sent me 4 SETS of them rather than 4 rings
. Oops! I'll have to call 'em up later and see if they want the extras back.
Anyways, without further ado, here's the new look:
Here's a 'before' shot (w/ my son 'driving'
) for comparison: