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Hello all, Its been a crazy couple of years and I'm finally able to work on the nitro before my son takes it.

OME springs shocks and jeep'n by Al A-arms for the 2.5 - 3 inch lift and now after some long time away I need to find Aggressive rims for the new rubber.

Looking to get 17x9 to accommodate the tires but wanted to know if a -12 offset would work ( pinch wield still in tact ) dont mind getting dirty to get that look. Appreciate the help in advance, really want to get some wheels and back out there.
 

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I run 265/70r16 with +25 offset rims. Lift is about 2,5" and I only get very little scrub. 255/65r17 are smaller than mine.
 

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I currently run 245/70/R17 BFG T/A KO2 tires on mine with zero suspension mods and zero offset. Have had no issues with them thus far, and they have been on almost 2 years now. Here is my thread on them: New Shoes For The Dog!

From what you described, it sounds like you should be ok to run the tires you want. You may have a tad bit of rubing on turns though.
 
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Hello all, Its been a crazy couple of years and I'm finally able to work on the nitro before my son takes it.

OME springs shocks and jeep'n by Al A-arms for the 2.5 - 3 inch lift and now after some long time away I need to find Aggressive rims for the new rubber.

Looking to get 17x9 to accommodate the tires but wanted to know if a -12 offset would work ( pinch wield still in tact ) dont mind getting dirty to get that look. Appreciate the help in advance, really want to get some wheels and back out there.
9 wide with a -12 offset, you’re going to have some rubbing.
I’m running a 9 wide with +0 offset with 3” lift and had to do a good bit of trim work. (I have a forum on here somewhere. From when i ran stock wheels and spacers with the same size tire I have now, and with the wheels i have now)
With that tire and wheel setup, you may have to modify the pinch weld and some bumper/inner fender modifications. (On the inner fender, if you don’t want to do cutting a heat gun works great! Heat it up enough to reform the inner fender liner and then let it cool)
 

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Just a reminder…
Negative offset pushes the wheel out (more aggressive stance….depending on the wheels width also)
Positive offset brings the wheel back (more of a tucked look….depending on the wheels width also)
 

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9 wide with a -12 offset, you’re going to have some rubbing.
I’m running a 9 wide with +0 offset with 3” lift and had to do a good bit of trim work. (I have a forum on here somewhere. From when i ran stock wheels and spacers with the same size tire I have now, and with the wheels i have now)
With that tire and wheel setup, you may have to modify the pinch weld and some bumper/inner fender modifications. (On the inner fender, if you don’t want to do cutting a heat gun works great! Heat it up enough to reform the inner fender liner and then let it cool)
This is exactly what I was thinking. I dont mind doing more work, just want the wheels out for an aggressive look. +40 is stock how how much would be sufficient to get the wheels out without the rub. 🤔

I'll look for a thread with wheel and fender mods next, thx!
 

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This is exactly what I was thinking. I dont mind doing more work, just want the wheels out for an aggressive look. +40 is stock how how much would be sufficient to get the wheels out without the rub. 🤔

I'll look for a thread with wheel and fender mods next, thx!
with mine.. I did the bumper valence trim, reshaped the front and rear part of the front inner fender liners, and cut the “molding sill”/rockers on the back part of the fender. If i can find my forum, i’ll share the pictures
 

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Idr if i shared this or not, i figured i’d post it on here.
This is the wheel-well modification
Cut the pinch-weld out from within the wheel-well and had it welded. My friend is a welder and did a pretty good job, in return i paid for lunch.
The inner fender liner was slightly cut, used a heat gun to soften up the plastic and re-shape it a little, then used a zip-tie to hold a piece back. Also the part closest to the edge of the fender i cut and folded back, used the heat gun some in that area, and a zip-tie to secure it.
Currently looking to replace both inner fenders, and redo the inner fender mod. Rather have the pinch-weld area covered by it. I do have the welded spots painted with 3 coats of chassis paint, Still holding up!
Also need two new rocker panel/plastic trim along the bottom...
here is some pictures
 

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I went with the 2.5" extended shocks, but the rear is 2" lifted. I do plan to add the clevis spacer to the front and a coul sprind isolator to the rear....until i can get the 2.5" JBA rear coil springs.
Here some pictures i took today.
Before doing some more modifications i have a few things i need to take care of, so it may be a while before posting my next modification.
( Currently need a new master power window switch, side roof trims, gear selection switch, and TB :\ )
here is some pictures also
 

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9 wide with a -12 offset, you’re going to have some rubbing.
I’m running a 9 wide with +0 offset with 3” lift and had to do a good bit of trim work. (I have a forum on here somewhere. From when i ran stock wheels and spacers with the same size tire I have now, and with the wheels i have now)
With that tire and wheel setup, you may have to modify the pinch weld and some bumper/inner fender modifications. (On the inner fender, if you don’t want to do cutting a heat gun works great! Heat it up enough to reform the inner fender liner and then let it cool)
9 wide 0 offset what size are you running on them?
 

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no mods as far as cutting. No air dam. Slight rub depending on terrain
 

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no mods as far as cutting. No air dam. Slight rub depending on terrain
Not bad. But positive offset keeps the wheels tucked and doesn’t cause as much rubbing.
 

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Not bad. But positive offset keeps the wheels tucked and doesn’t cause as much rubbing.
Yes. Exactly. Lol. I have only a 1/2-3/4” poke out. Mostly on front. No major cutting and still get the look. IMO the pinch weld should be left alone unless you know what your doing
 

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Alright so did the pinch weld on the driver side and took off the fender flare. I believe I will move the fog lights center on the bumper and fabricate a fender flare to stop any kick up. Nitro actually looks good like this lol.

Another question on wheels though. As far as the center hub bore I found some wheels with an 80mm, only center rings I could find was 71.5 - 78.? Something will this work?
 

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You could prob have a machine shop make you some to your specs…… ideally you’d want hub centric rings yes. Otherwise all the weight is on the lug studs. I have seen some be ok though. I had rings when I got mine installed and the guys did everything they could to talk me out of using them. I didn’t use them and been fine. I also only had a couple mm difference. Don’t know how much difference that makes
 

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I think the rings would really depend on the weight of the wheel and tire combo.
I’ve seen some cars get by without them, i’ve also had a Jeep JK in the shop that kept breaking studs. JK had 22x10’s and 33” M/T’s and after installing the rings the customer never came back for broken studs.
I got mine from Amazon. My wheels are really heavy but I have them on just incase…better safe than sorry imo.
 

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So.. had an issue with Realtruck.com I'm not getting the -12 offset instead opted for 0mm offset from BBWheels instead. Figured the difference isn't much so will play with this set up for now.
 

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Lookin good. Wheels look about flush with the fenders….or where the fenders use to be
 
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