Will 17x8 (0 offset) wheels clear calipers?

Man that looks close. I’ve been on the fence with aftermarket wheels 17 vs 18. For me me this solidifies staying with an 18”. I can only imagine the rocks I’d have jammed in there scarring the wheel. The down side is there’s not many 37x18’s in D rating. Which is what the next set of rubber will be to soften the ride even more.
Ive been running 17s on SD axles 100% offroad for years, never had a rock jam in the wheel.
 
The test rim came in, and it's definitely a tight clearance between caliper and the ID of the rim, but clearance nonetheless.

I do love the fact that it's 5 lbs 2 oz. lighter than the stock Tremor rim.

I'll await your expert opinions before deciding on returning the rim or not.
So, how much does the Factory Tremor 18x8" Wheels weigh?
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Ive been running 17s on SD axles 100% offroad for years, never had a rock jam in the wheel.
The only thing I have to compare to was several jeeps and a FJ80 I owned all with 15” wheels. They always seemed to get rocks jammed. And they weren’t as close as the picture above.
 
I just checked the fit on the rear axle, and there's more clearance between the caliper there than the front.

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just for comparison what is the clearance with the stock rim?
 
Ive been running 17s on SD axles 100% offroad for years, never had a rock jam in the wheel.
Agreed, I've got 17's on SD axles on my Jeep and haven't had any issues. My high steer arm has even less clearance than @BroncoHooves caliper, so I don't see anything to be concerned with.
 
Personally I’m loving the look of the rims with the caps. Definitely a classic truck vibe being given off by that setup.
 
The test rim came in, and it's definitely a tight clearance between caliper and the ID of the rim, but clearance nonetheless.

I do love the fact that it's 5 lbs 2 oz. lighter than the stock Tremor rim.

I'll await your expert opinions before deciding on returning the rim or not.

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Looks awesome, I think the Tremor fendors give just enough coverage to make the 0mm offset work. Gonna look sick when you get your tires mounted.
 
The question is, to hub cap or to not?

Typically I wouldn’t, but these look really good and reminds me of the Alcoa OBS days.

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Absolutely keep the hub caps, with a little bit of ingenuity (and epoxy) you could probably get the Ford caps from your original wheels to fit on there like I did on my Methods, instead of the AR logo. I think they also make an open center cap for the front too which would really complete the look.
 
Curious if American Racing 17x8 wheels with zero offset will clear the factory calipers, or too close for comfort? Aware of the potential wheel weight issue, but that’s a different topic, as I can use beads or Centramatics.

I will stick with my stock Tremor rims if enough people say to not take the risk.
I had a set of centramatics on my last truck (01 F350 dually), never would balance, took 'em off & found a shop that knew how to balance them. They may work on a SRW though.
 
I have those on my wife’s truck
 
I had a set of centramatics on my last truck (01 F350 dually), never would balance, took 'em off & found a shop that knew how to balance them. They may work on a SRW though.
they never seem to work. Ive seen them tried numerous times and everyone resorts back to road force balancing.
 
they never seem to work. Ive seen them tried numerous times and everyone resorts back to road force balancing.
How do you feel about tire beads? And if so, 4-6oz.?
 
How do you feel about tire beads? And if so, 4-6oz.?
Nope, Ive tried them three times and every time a good balance is key. Everyone I know who has tried beads resorts back. I run MT tires on everything I own. I balance my offroad rigs once a year on beadlocks. I balance my dailys twice a year.
 
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