Originally Posted by Ag Bullet
it is really +40mm.
That was my suspicion. If I move to a stock Nissan 15x7 alloy wheel (and it looks like all of Nissan's modern 15x7 and 16x7 truck wheels have a +40mm offset), the outer lip of the wheel will be positioned similar to what I've got now (about .2" of an inch farther out in fact).
If I go with a modern Toyota wheel with a +15mm offset--and they have a 5-star design which I love--the outer lip will be over an inch farther out than what I have now, which concerns me (wheel bearing life, increased leverage on suspension/steering components, etc). I don't know how much
that should concern me, but it does for now...
Whenever I attempt to envision things like this, I just do a quick sketch in AutoCAD:
Thanks for helping me with the factory Nissan offsets. I can clearly see how much different the truck would be with Toyota wheels vs. Nissan wheels. I'd love to have the offset of the Toyota wheels (wider stance, more stability, better ride), but don't necessarily want the drawbacks, if they're really significant (increased wear on ball joints, steering system, etc). Anyone running a near 0 offset wheel and run off-road often? morepower2, don't you have like 0mm offset wheels or something?