Hello all and thank you ahead of time for your input. I have a relatively insane idea that I am contemplating, but I would really like some input to see if it is even feasible. I have a 2004 Colorado Z85 RWD. It is currently bone stock. My plan is to install either the Western Chassis 3"/4" drop (which I've read settles to 4"/4") or the DJM 3" drop arms and rear 4" drop. I have been having an extremely difficult time choosing a wheel that I could live with. This is where I will lose most of you. I found a wheel that I like in a 17"x9" that has the same backspacing as the factory wheel at 4.5". The offset is -12mm. According to the offset calculator, that will leave my new wheels sticking out about 2.2" further than factory. I have no plans to add any flares, I just don't like the looks of them. More than likely, I will end up pulling the fenders and bedsides a bit. What I am shooting for is the "race truck stance" that a lot of diesel and full size guys are doing, not flush with the fenders but sitting out a bit. I am thinking of running a 235/45 or 245/45 tire (around 25"-26" tall). Is this something that is possible? I'm fine with a bit of trimming. Attached are some pictures describing what I'm saying. I wouldn't want quite as much stick out as the Duramax, but it gives you an idea. The Colorado has 18"x9" wheels with the same -12mm offset, and even though it is 4x4, it still gives an idea on how much stick out there with be.
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