Hey guys.. I want to try a set of 265/75-16 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my 98 Pathfinder. My last tires were Interco Trxus M/T 31/10.50-15, I liked them but they were a bit on the noisy side for road trips. Currently I'm running the SE 15x7" wheels with a tiny bit of lift.. 1" with rubber spring spacers (it's half ass I know, I want to get 2" lift springs).
Anyways, I think the 32" tires should work with a wheel with a little less backspacing correct?
one option is if I can find a vehicle with stock wheels that will fit that would have had less backspacing (I've heard 97 Land Cruser or 4 runners). then I would order OEM steels and slap them on my pathy..
the other option is just get an aftermarket wheel.. I found these, Pro Comp Steels series 97 part no 97-6783 (Series 97 Steel Wheels)
16x7 in 6X5.5 pattern with 4" backspace.. does anyone know if that would give me enough clearance from the strut towers to fit? I don't see any info on the center bore of that wheel either.. they also come in 16x8 with 4.25" backspace.
Any input appreciated!!
EDIT--- from what I gather the OEM pathy wheel is 20 or 25 positive offset...? that's about 5" backspacing. so a 4" backspace is more like a 0 offset wheel.. giving me 20-25mm of clearance? so I gather either of the pro comp wheels should work??
yeah I may end up doing something like that if I can't find wheels for a decent price.. I actually work for a VW/Audi repair shop and one of our suppliers sells Pro Comp tires so monday I'm going to see if I can get those wheels and what kind of price they are.. may be cheaper for me to get the proper wheel rather than just an adapter.. we'll see..