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I don't know much about wheels and tires but I'm looking to get a different set of wheels for my Limited. I plan on using the same tires that came with the Ascent. If I want to keep the vehicle looking the way it is do I need a 38mm offset or 40 mm offset? One set I like has a 40mm offset. I don't want the wheels and tires sticking out further than where they are now.
 

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2mm should visually be inconsequential relative to stance. As long as the target wheels don't interfere with brakes, I cannot imagine them being a problem.
 

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The Ascent is 55mm offset.

The Ascent come with rims that have a 55mm offset. 38mm puts the tires 2/3 of an inch farther out. It is a noticeable difference. 40mm is 0.59" so, the difference between 38mm and 40mm is probably unnoticeable, but, because of where the wheels sit in the wells, the difference between 55mm and either 38mm or 40mm will likely be noticeable.

Here's all you could ever want to know about the rim and tire specs for the Ascent:
 

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Robert is correct - O.E. offset is +55mm so if you want to keep the stance similar to stock then in this instance the +40mm offset is the better choice. Keep in mind that wheel width plays a roll in overall stance.

What wheel model do you have your eyes on?
 

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These are the people to talk to!

Robert is correct - O.E. offset is +55mm so if you want to keep the stance similar to stock then in this instance the +40mm offset is the better choice. Keep in mind that wheel width plays a roll in overall stance.

What wheel model do you have your eyes on?
Just so everyone knows, @Discount Tire was a large part of the reason I managed to test so many rims for the Ascent - I unequivocally recommend them, their expertise, and their customer service.
 

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One set I was looking at was at Discounttiredirect.com but it looks like it's only available through you in a width of 9.5" it's the KM694 WISHBONE.

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/buy-wheels/kmc-km694-wishbone/p/54636

The other set that I really like is called Motive 409 B Magellan.

409B | MOTIV Wheels
The M694 is a sharp wheel! The 9.5 ET+40 is aggressive, but the good news is that KMC offers this model in 20x8.5 ET+38 which is solid fit for the Ascent - here's the link to it at DTD:

20x8.5 ET+38 KMC KM694 Wishbone | Discount Tire Direct
 

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That discount tire link says the km694 20x8.5 doesn't fit the ascent.
I'm not sure why that is as everything I see on my end shows a great fit, but I'll double check with our fitment team to be certain.

I have a feeling this is a backend display rules issue with the fitment. I'll keep you posted!
 

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That discount tire link says the km694 20x8.5 doesn't fit the ascent.
-UPDATE-

The minimum wheel load carrying capacity your vehicle calls for is 1,648 lbs each.

Our specs show the load carrying capacity for this 20" Wishbone is lower than that, however, according to the manufacturer this wheel has a capacity of 1,900 lbs. We are verifying the load right now with the manufacturer but as it looks right now, this wheel should be good to go for the Ascent :thumbsup:

We'll keep you posted!
 

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-UPDATE-

The minimum wheel load carrying capacity your vehicle calls for is 1,648 lbs each.

Our specs show the load carrying capacity for this 20" Wishbone is lower than that, however, according to the manufacturer this wheel has a capacity of 1,900 lbs. We are verifying the load right now with the manufacturer but as it looks right now, this wheel should be good to go for the Ascent :thumbsup:

We'll keep you posted!
Are you guys planning on carrying any of the 2018 or 2019 Enkei wheels like the Icon or Vulcan?
 

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Are you guys planning on carrying any of the 2018 or 2019 Enkei wheels like the Icon or Vulcan?
Hi, Northern Ty!

We do not inventory Enkei wheels at this point in time, however, we can order their wheels at a competitive price point :cool:

If you'd like a price quote - shoot us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of!
 

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Are you guys planning on carrying any of the 2018 or 2019 Enkei wheels like the Icon or Vulcan?
Hi, Northern Ty!

We do not inventory Enkei wheels at this point in time, however, we can order their wheels at a competitive price point :cool:

If you'd like a price quote - shoot us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of!
Be very sure to check the Enkei load ratings. The ones I looked at were not sufficiently load rated.

Also, I personally shoot for 1,800-1,850 pound load rating since load ratings are static, and the Ascent isn't a street car, but instead an SUV that may be laden with all sorts of things or off-roaded where brutal impacts may occur. Everyone else's needs may vary, but I definitely like having that extra buffer.
 

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Be very sure to check the Enkei load ratings. The ones I looked at were not sufficiently load rated.

Also, I personally shoot for 1,800-1,850 pound load rating since load ratings are static, and the Ascent isn't a street car, but instead an SUV that may be laden with all sorts of things or off-roaded where brutal impacts may occur. Everyone else's needs may vary, but I definitely like having that extra buffer.
Both of these are rated at 840k/1850lbs, as well as a few others that are 2019 Performance series releases
 

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Both of these are rated at 840k/1850lbs, as well as a few others that are 2019 Performance series releases
THAT is AWESOME to know!

The performance shop I frequent had a couple year old catalog, and most listed weren't anywhere near that rating.

I think I need to bug Enkei for a catalog so I can see what's available.
 

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-UPDATE-
  1. The minimum wheel load carrying capacity your vehicle calls for is 1,648 lbs each.

    Our specs show the load carrying capacity for this 20" Wishbone is lower than that, however, according to the manufacturer this wheel has a capacity of 1,900 lbs. We are verifying the load right now with the manufacturer but as it looks right now, this wheel should be good to go for the Ascent ?

    We'll keep you posted!

  1. @Discount Tire Was this ever confirmed? Interested, as I just ordered the 18" version on Black Friday. Is the 1900 load rating for the 18" correct? Thanks!
 
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