Originally Posted by bamajeeper
I would buy a 17 x 8 wheel. that would fit your 255's better and also would be a better choice when you mount 285's. I say this for offroading, you can air down more with a narrower rim. I would think a 17 x 9 will work OK. Just my 2 cents.
And if you've got enough meat on the tires to reuse them, I'd just wait and buy the new tires and wheels at the same time.
Keep your money in the bank. Maybe watch and wait for a sale.
I know it's an itch you want to scratch, but the scab will heal without a scar if you wait it out...