I want to get the widest tire on my 17 inch rims so I can put the wide fender flares. But a friend told me that if do get wider tires I would have to get some kind of adjustment to the suspension, anyone had to do this?
Generally yes, as long as you’re not too far out of spec it should be okay without any additional parts needed. You also want to ensure that your wheels and tires can pair together: not too wide, not too narrow. You’ll see a good example of fails where people stretch tires, and rarely the other way around.So you are saying I’ll just need
an alignment and balancing?
I’m probably only going to get the 235/65r17 and hopefully this won’t mess with my Maverick warrantyWhat exactly are you looking for? There are several examples on here of folks with Bushwacker "wide" fender flares. None of them truly need the flares in my opinion.
You could stuff a 255/65R17 on stock wheels, but even that size/width will not necessitate Bushwacker fender flares. Those "wide" flares add about 2" of coverage. You're going to need more than just a wider wheel and tire to actually need that coverage. Either a wheel with a lot less offset, or wheel spacers to bring the tire/wheel out flush with the flares.
I'm all for the wider tire, love that look, but those flares just do not work on the Maverick. If you manage to go wider tire and get it out flush with the flares, good luck turning. You'll need to cut A LOT to get full turning back. Unless you throw on a super short but yet wide tire, then it may work out, but still look quite odd.
This post here is the only one I've seen to actually make the flares look good. And that's because he's running wheel spacers. Bushwhacker pocket fender flares | MaverickTruckClub - 2022+ Ford Maverick Pickup Forum, News, Owners, Discussions