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Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby BigDawg29 [OP] » Aug 28 2011, 3:35am

Ok, first time posting here, but have found some useful info from what I have read. I was in the market for new tires/wheels, I still had the stock 17's on my truck and was looking to possibly upgrade to 18's, not really trying to go much bigger, as with anything $$$ is an issue. I spent a few days looking for wheels and when I went to my local shop everything I liked didn't fit my truck. I was in dire need of tires so I went ahead and bought new tires until I find wheels that will fit my truck. My truck is leveled and I put Nitto Terra Grappler 285/70/R17's on my stock wheels. I said all that to ask this, any suggestions or recommendations on a nice set of chrome or machine faced wheels that will fit my truck. My local shop says I need between a +15 - +25 offset for the wheels to work. Is that correct or not? I see websites selling wheels with -12 offset that they claim will fit my GMC, so this is confusing me!

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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby SilverSurfer » Aug 28 2011, 5:39am

Offset is the difference between the mating surface of the hub and the center of the wheel/tire. I believe that positive offset moves the center of the wheel away from the vehicle, negative inward. Changing your offset will affect your alignment even though it wouldn't show up on any alignment machine. Positive offset will cause your tires to toe-out while driving, causing inside wear while negative offset will cause toe-in (snowplowing) and cause outside wear.

There is no way I know of to accurately adjust toe for incorrect wheel offset. But with negative offset, you can use spacers to zero the offset. Any one who sells the rims should be able to hook you up with the spacers.

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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby BigDawg29 [OP] » Aug 28 2011, 4:07pm

Yes it does! But I would like to know anyone who owns a 99-06 Leveled Sierra and what rims they have bought that works. There is so many choices of rims and if users who have already made the switch and has pics posted i could kinda get an idea what looks nice!
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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby chaserowan24 » Jan 09 2013, 12:36am

BigDawg, Do you have any pictures of your 06 sierra with the stock rims and 285 terra graps? I'm thinking about to do the same thing to my truck and I want to make sure it looks good.
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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby tazer » Jan 14 2013, 2:13am

I have a 2006 Sierra with Ultra Badlands Wheels (17x9) and 275 70's with a 2 inch leveling kit.
When I replace these tires I want to go to P285 Terra Grapplers on the same wheels
anyone have a problem with 285's rubbing with a 2 inch lift ?

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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby KBacon » Jan 14 2013, 3:13am

It's kind of odd that they said that none of the rims would fit your truck... GM trucks are one of the most plentiful on the road... and had the same bolt pattern since the 90s...

Givin that... most rims are available in multiple offsets to fit different applications... but will look different in those offsets... positive offset 18-30mm offset w/ very little lip... low-no offset 0mm w/ a little more lip... and negative offset -15 to -25mm w/ large lip or deep dish


I'm guessing that the rims that you were liking were the negative offset variety w/ a large lip... those are not going to fit w/o a significant lift or trimming...

I'm going for a moderate lip w/ a 0 offset rim, 2.5" level, 33in tires, & "minor" trimming
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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby chaserowan24 » Jan 15 2013, 3:28am

If you leveled your truck by installing larger torsion keys, you should be able to crank them up higher with the bolt on the bottom to allow for more clearance in the front, your truck will sit a little bulldogged, but you can also add a 1" block to your rear end, leveling it again but adding another inch to your total lift
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Re: Wheels for 2006 GMC Sierra

Postby nickk » Feb 07 2013, 10:08pm

The -12 will work fine. I have -14 on mine with the torsion keys tightened. The lower the offset the more the wheels will stick out from under the fender. The higher offset will tuck them under the fenders. I personally like them sticking out a little.
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