Aftermarket wheel limitations

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  1. clancaster23

    clancaster23 New Member

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    Come spring time I will be looking to swapping out the stock 17's on my Latitude for an aftermarket black set. I'll likely be keeping the stock tires at least until they wear out so I will be sticking with a 17" wheel but would like to go to a wider wheel if that's possible but also need to know what offset limitations there are and anything else I need to be aware of when shopping around for a set. Would also like them to have a wider stance and at least even with the fenders.
     
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    Do you have a Latitude or a Trailhawk. I understand the front calipers are wider on the front wheels of the TH so you need to consider that.If you have a Latitude, you may be interested in looking at the the wheels I put on mine last winter. They're Fuel Hostage 17x8.5 with a 38+ offset. I am running 225/65R17 BFG Ko2s. It looks like I have 1/2" spacers. I do know a guy on a FB group who has my same tire/wheel size combo but he has a TH and went with a 1" spacer for the wheels to clear the calipers. These wheels are a nice matte black with rivets around the lip. Or check out the Mayhem Warrior wheels, they have a gloss and a matte black wheel. Or you can change your bolt pattern with an adapter and get whatever you want.
     

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  3. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Well-Known Member

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    The part numbers are the same for the Trailhawk and the Latitude, actually, they are the same for all of the Renegades.

    The Trailhawk comes with a 17X6.5 inch rim with a +40mm offset, and a 5X110 bolt pattern. I am not sure of the tire size on the Latitude, but I am pretty sure that the rime size is the same.

    With a +40mm offset, you can go as far as a 1.5 inch spacer, which would leave you with an offset of about +6mm. Keep in mind that with a 1.5 inch spacer, the arch at turn could cause the front tires to rub on the fender liner.

    The smaller offset equals a smaller spacer needed.

    I went with the Method Race Wheels; MR701 (Black), 17X7.5, 5X110, with a 30mm offset, and used a 1 inch spacer in the front (can be seen here).

    Check out this wheel calculator to get an idea of how the wheels that you want to use will fit compared to the stock wheels.
     
  4. clancaster23

    clancaster23 New Member

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    So do you have to have a spacer on all wheels regardless of the offset of the wheels or is there a certain number to where you will or will not need one?
     
  5. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Well-Known Member

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    I have 1 inch spacers in the front, and 1.5 inch spacers in the rear.

    Smaller spacers in the front to keep the tires from rubbing at lock (reduced arch), and clear the spring perch.

    1.5 inch spacers in the rear for a wider stance, and to make a larger foot print (the rear tires are not completely running in the same tracks as the front tires).

    If I had a wheel with a +6mm offset, there wouldn't be a need for the spacer. It would rub at turn if you added a spacer.

    If I have a +40mm offset and I add a 1 inch spacer, my new offset is +15mm. (could go 30 inch tire, lift and pinch weld dependent)
    If I have a +40mm offset and I add a 1.5 inch spacer, my new offset is +6mm. (29.0 inch tire, lift and pinch weld dependent)
    If I have a +40mm offset and I add a 2 inch spacer, my new offset is -10mm. you will probably start rubbing at turn at this point with anything larger than a 28.0 inch tire.

    Two main reasons for the wheel spacers.
    1. so that larger tires will clear the lower spring perch on the struts.
    2. to widen the stance.

    To answer your question:

    IF you get a set of rims, lets say: 17X7.5, 30mm offset, and run a 225/65R17 All-Terrain tire (28.5 inches) you shouldn't need any spacers, and no problem clearing the spring perch. No lift or pinch weld modifications necessary.

    That would give you a wider rim, a wider stance, and a larger then stock, more aggressive tire. with out needing to make any other modifications.
     
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    clancaster23 New Member

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    Ok, thanks. That will help when I decide to do whatever it is I'm going to do. Not sure if I want to do a lift and put some offroad wheels/tires on it. I don't plan on ever taking it offroad so I may just get a nice set of black wheels to put on it and be done. I don't want to lose any mpg either. Part of the reason I got this is because it's getting me twice the mpg that my Ram 1500 that I traded in for this got me.
     
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    renegadegirl New Member

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    The oem wheel on a Latitude is 17x7. Offset is 40.
     
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