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18x8 vs 18x9 wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DeleTrdPro, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Can someone explain to me the pros and cons of choosing between an 18x8 wheel vs 18x9 wheel?

    Here is a link to the wheels I’m considering https://www.evasivemotorsports.com/store/category/gram-lights-57trans-x/

    I’m completely lost about which offset to get. I don’t want the 20 inch wheels, only considering the 18x8 or 18x9 I just don’t know which offset to get. Anyone with extensive wheel knowledge please chime in. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Wider wheel more chance to rub on shit depending on tire size.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    That’s what I was concerned with. Im not sure which offset to get and also I’m looking to run 255 “skinny” tires
     
  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    You're probably going to want the 18x8's then.

    The 18x9's will look like you've got balloons for tires when paired with skinnies.
     
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    I'm not going to agree with "more chance to rub". You are never going to rub rim on body or frame or suspension components if you're using the correct backspace and offset. A wider wheel (to an extent) will always be better for running stock or larger tires as most require a 7" to 9" wheel.

    Choose your wheel width based on what size tire you want to run. If you're running the stock size, go with the 18x8's. If you plan on running larger tires get the 18x9's. Every tire manufacturer has a recommended wheel width.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    Thanks for all the info guys, which offset would you guys recommend for the 18x8 wheel? +20 or +36
     
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    It depends on the backspace as well, can't just go with one number. Are these for a 4Runner?
     
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    Yes these are going on a 4runner
     
  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    No I mean are the wheels specifically made for a 4Runner? What is the offset AND backspace. Both numbers are important for fitment.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    I’m not sure if the wheels are specifically made for a 4Runner or not, not sure wether they are hub centric or lug centric either. But I do know some of the guys on Tacoma world are running them. That’s where I saw them was in that forum. I asked if the rims were lug centric or hub centric but have not received a reply yet
     
  12. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    If you provide a link it'll be super easy to confirm for ya.
     
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