Gday mate,G'day all from Australia.
Awesome forum you guys have.
Very happy new FJ owner here :smile
Currently have stock rims and new 275/70-17.
No sweat, plenty of clearance.
Ive been offered a set of 285/70-17 on KMC 17x9 rims with -12 offset.
Will be getting a small 2" lift next week.
Will the 285's on these rims clear without the BMC?
If not, will the 275's on these rims clear everything?
After going through this thread Im thinking the -12 rim is possibly the downfall of this combo.
Thanks Baz :cheers:Gday mate,
Baz from Sydney.....welcome to the Blue Room.
The issue will be the offset ....for sure....
You say, you have been offered a set of rims.... Why is the seller getting rid of them?....probably cos it's too much offset.
Going from plus 15 ...to minus 12 ....that's 27mm swing.
You might get lucky if you can push the castor along way forward....but that could mean new UCA's...to get enough castor...
But be ready to do a BMC... And possibly after market UCA's....to gain extra castor...
G'Day Mate,Thanks Baz :cheers:
Yeah 27 mm is a bing change.
Think Ill give them a miss.
He did say he had the BMC and had sold the vehicle.
Im happy to stick with the 275 for now since they are new and will look for a set of rims with the correct offset.
I wonder if these -12 rims would with with the 275's that Ive got or if I should look for some 0 offset rims?
Thats weird.G'Day Mate,
Might be a good call to stick with the 275 for now.
The rims could be too wide for a 275, some tyre shops may not want to fit them.
I'm currently running 275 on zero off set ( 8.5 inch width), its a v good package.... its just a shame hardly anyone carries 275/17 in Aust. the choices are limited.
I'll have to move to a 285/70 next....
G'day Marc,Thats weird.
I had the opposite issue, I was struggling to find 285 BFG's, no stock.
That was why I went 275's.
That was only last week.
Maybe depends on the dealer, I didnt really shop around too much.
Think Ill look for similar rims at 8.5 x 17, 0 offset.
Can I ask what wheels you got?
Im struggling to find anything close to a 0 offset.
The very first post in this thread state the stock rim is a 15 mm offset.OK all you blue room gurus, I have a question. I had a tire guy tell me that 07 FJs came with EITHER a +12 or a 0 offset and that the only way to tell was to pull a tire off and look at the inside of the wheel. He seemed knowledgeable and looked it up in his massive book but this seems odd.
I'm trying to upgrade to 305/70/17s and so I need new wheels. Getting the body mount chop done tomorrow
Thanks for any help you can offer - I've been doing my research but this is the first of heard of this. I thought the stock wheels were 0 offset
Cool, thanksG'day Marc,
hahaha, BFG is the one tyre I would never fit..... just don't like em.
I prefer Coopers' .... current set have 150K on them.... and never chunk off....
I looked for the "right" rim for several years, and found what I wanted in the US, so I imported the rims, and saved a heap in the process....
The US has a massive range - compared to Aust. and so much cheaper ( supply n demand ) ....