Ok, I've noticed a lot of questions being asked over and over, so I figured a list of common topics would be helpful. I've made a small list of topics I saw as helpful or useful I will try to add to it as time goes on.
The links are labeled with the title of the thread they link to, if you have a problem or question that fits into one of these threads please post it there rather than start a new thread. That will help make information easier to find and people who have seen the question many times before won't be as annoyed that it popped up in a new thread again
Well since I could not find the back spacing or offset for my stock 18x8 wheels I pulled the tire off and measured myself just to be sure so when I go shopping for my after market wheels and these are the numbers I got...
To start these wheels that the manufacture lists at 18x8
this will help you determine what kind of wheel to buy and what kind of tire you can run on your new wheels..
Bolt pattern which all wheel manufactures list for our trucks is 5 5x5 which is 5 lug by 5 1/2" or 5.50 or 5x139.7
Back spacing on these wheels are 5 1/4" or 5.25
Offset for these wheels are positive offset of 1 3/8 to 1 1/2 or right around 38 millimeters
what seems to be the norm the more the the after market wheel gets closer to the centerline of the rim or 0 offset or in the negative offset, it reduces the tire size you can run because of it pushing the tire out away from the truck and then run into rubbing issues...
Here is a video to show you how to measure to find out how big a wheel and tire you can run on your truck.. Move the video along to 4min 55sec into it and there is what you want to watch..
I hope this video stays up since my internet speed is not fast enough to down load the video I have of this to photobucket..Cya Slick
Cam swap, boost info, and performance related stickies are now stuck in the F A Q section. Any threads regarding them can stay in the tech section, but any frequently asked question sticky will be in that section.