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17 or 18X9's ? 35's w/18-20 Offset? Back spacing, Bolt Pattern Etc...

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  1. Rated R

    Rated R Junior Member

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    So after mounting 35" Duratracs on the stock 17X8's I noticed that the 8" width was narrower than what Goodyear designed their 35's for. I also didn't like the way my PW drove with 35's squeezed on the 8" wide stock wheels. So I had them taken off and got a refund.

    Going forward, I believe I'll be going with 17 or 18X9's and a 35X12.5 tire as I don't want to do any trimming nor want to change ring/pinion, at least for now. I do want the tire to be snow rated w/ the snow/mountain symbol but am not sure what is out there beside the Duratracs. Looking at Fuel Podium, Method 310/Con6 and Raceline 935G Defender wheels.

    What is the general consensus on the ideal offset/back space? Also what is the bolt pattern? Thanks...:favorites13:
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    There are several 3PMSF winter rated tires in the 35 12.50R17 size. Look at the ones listed with the following symbol in the link below.

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    https://www.tirebuyer.com/tires/size/35-12.50-17/all

    All of the above listed 3PMSF tires have a 2 ply tire carcass. Personally I'd run a heavier 3 ply tire carcass for any off road usage. Screw the 3PMSF rating when you puncture through a 2 ply tire in a blizzard. The tire manufacturer will state if it is 3 ply, otherwise it's not. It's one additional layer of tire puncture insurance.

    The only 35 12.50R17 tire that has a 3 ply carcass with the 3PMSF rating is the Pitbull PBX which aren't readily available. They are pricey.

    The General Grabber X3 35 12.50R17 have some of the better of the snow reviews for a M/T. Most M/T tires though aren't a good choice for snow. The X3 are 3 ply, but they don't have the 3PMSF rating. The X3 is a Load Range E of which has less sidewall flex for hauling and towing.

    Living within the Rocky Mountains I am currently running Load Range E, 3 ply Cooper tires in the same width, but at 1" taller than the stock size. They are the 285 75R17 size mounted on the OEM wheels. I carry chains of which barely clear the bent out of the way parking brake cable mounting bracket on my 2016. The mounting bracket has been redesigned on the newer Ram 2500's.
     
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    Correction...Here's another 3 ply with the 3PMSF. I overlooked the Toyo Open Country C/T due to the last time that I had looked this tire wasn 't readily available in the USA, but more so in Canada. From watching a video (link below) that's something recent. As referred to in the video I am not certain that it would be an ideal choice for wear to run on a winter designed tire during the higher temperature summer months in the USA.

    I switch over here to studded winter tires on my cars when the snow stays put for a bit longer and it stays at 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below. I would like to see more USA reviews of these tires.

    Otherwise, my Cooper S/T Maxx have performed much better on snow and ice than both the older designed BFG KO and the newer style KO2 tire brand of tires I have run in the past which had the 3PMSF rating. The KO tires became as hard as hockey pucks in the Gunnison, Colorado extreme cold. The S/T Maxx are not 3PMSF rated and are studdable. They don't come in the 35 12.50R17 size. The 3PMSF rating isn't the best qualifier due to not all truck tires are put to the test. Also, those that pass the test aren't necessarily in real world driving good on snow and ice. Based on the reviews of the C/T it might be the latter...

    https://tirereviewsandmore.com/toyo-open-country-ct-reviews/

    https://www.tirebuyer.com/tires/toyo/open-country-c-t/p/TV190002253#overview

     
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    Heres a few pics of the 35x12.5’s on stock power wagon wheels. Had them over a year now. Absolutely no issues. Wearing perfectly.

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    I don`t have a Power Wagon but that aside....I went AEV Katla`s because I like their off-set, CJC has a proprietary wheel from Method I think that also has a very similar off-set as the AEV`s (5.75 or 6in back space) Everyone preaches an +18 off-set but the +25/6in bs range seems to be the best of both worlds with either no or very little trimming with 37`s, 35`s should require no trimming...
    As for tires, The Kanati Trail Hog (Has snowflake rating) is an almost exact copy of the Goodyear Duratra that is so popular in snowy areas however they have the preferred E-10 ply with 3 PLY SIDEWALLS.
    I`m at 7000 ft and the Kanati`s work excellent in snow/slush/ice as well as our forest trails in the summer. Another plus is the pricing on a 35in Kanati is right around $200.00ea, which is a bargain imo.
     
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    Second this, if you plan on ever getting 37s definitely stay in the +18mm to +27mm offset range or you'll have to trim your pinch weld pretty significantly just to not rub during everyday driving.

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