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Re: Wheel/Tire combo I haven't seen yet...

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The tire itself will sit 5mm inboard of the pictures, but will have a wider section width on the 9" wheel. It should look great
The wheel is also 6mm further inboard and 6mm further outboard. The 285/60/18 tire will also be a little (~0.25") wider at the section (tread will be close to the same width) on a 9.0 vs a 8.5 width wheel.
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True that the wheel width (9") won't make the tire itself any wider...

Webspoke - when you say it rubs in park mode, could you be more specific? Only at full-lock? And what does it rub against - shock, nut, or wheel well felt? Apologies if you've already posted this elsewhere...
Mine will rub the felt if you have the steering near full lock and start rolling. No issues lowering it while stopped.
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I didn't notice that... 43lbs is a heavy wheel. They're designed for big trucks, so maybe they're actually steel or a stronger composite.

I went looking around, and found something similar style, lighter and in stock):
EAGLE ALLOY SERIES 079 BLACK


18x8.5, +35 offset, and shipped weight of 34... if anyone has any experience with these, pls let me know.
https://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-7986-ea...ck-wheels.aspx

This site (http://www.rimsntires.com/index.jsp) offers that combination as a package, tho their prices are way expensive. But they do offer a "direct fit" guarantee on the combo of 18x8.5 +35 wheel and the 285/60-18 Nitto TG. To order from them would be $2K vs $1.5K elsewhere, but reassuring to see some validation on the size.

Thanks to the collective genius of this site for the help. Hope this thread benefits others as well.
Found a better weight for those on the eagle alloy website, 31lbs which is good. A few different finish options too. I would suggest your local tire store as they should be able to match the combo's online. I use discount tire here, but most of the chains can do it. Be sure to order the hubcentric rings for the wheels (to adapt to the 71.5 hub on the wk2).
http://aewheel.com/eagle_alloy_wheels.cfm?id=366
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