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So I bought my truck a week ago and love everything about it. I bought this truck used and was already lifted and everything. The truck came with color match pocket flares which I have never had or put on a truck before.f9b382714fd24ec6665a5afe78eb5f61.jpg I like the look but just wish the tires stuck out past the flares a little instead of being tucked inside the flare. The wheels that came on truck the offset is +12 or 0 hard to say. My question is for all those with flares what offset are you running and if I wanted to change the offset would it be better to buy new wheels or ok to run spacers???

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I put my lift kit on without flares. The tires throw so much mud or sleet or whatever is on the road ( or off road) onto the side of the truck that I have finally given in to paying for flares. I got tired of not being able to see my mirrors.

It looks like your front tires are lined up with the edge of the flares. If I was you I would leave them there. It is your truck and your preference of course but from experience in a climate with snow, slush, mud, salty roads, that is my advice. I like the look of my truck without them but it was driving me nuts to have door handles full of mud all the time. Depending on your lift kit as some push the front tires out, some do not, the backs will not be out as far so some people run spacers on the back to even them out.

It looks like you have a + 12 or +18 offset as zero offset would be deeper dished I think.

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I put my lift kit on without flares. The tires throw so much mud or sleet or whatever is on the road ( or off road) onto the side of the truck that I have finally given in to paying for flares. I got tired of not being able to see my mirrors.

It looks like your front tires are lined up with the edge of the flares. If I was you I would leave them there. It is your truck and your preference of course but from experience in a climate with snow, slush, mud, salty roads, that is my advice. I like the look of my truck without them but it was driving me nuts to have door handles full of mud all the time. Depending on your lift kit as some push the front tires out, some do not, the backs will not be out as far so some people run spacers on the back to even them out.

It looks like you have a + 12 or +18 offset as zero offset would be deeper dished I think.

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As said the further out you push those wheels the more rocks and stone chips you are going to get down the sides of your truck. Flares can only do so much.

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Spacers will work, but I personally prefer a wider wheel to go along with all of that offset. Narrow wheels look weak on a lifted truck, and just look odd with a great amount of offset. So if you're not opposed to buying new wheels, I would go with 10" or even 12" wide wheels.

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My buddy has flares on his silverado, this weekend I mounted his new wheels up and leveled it for him. The wheels are 20s with a -12 offset and 285-55-20 nitto tires. In my opinion they fit perfect with the flares. Come right out to the edge of the flare. Here's some pics of his truck..

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