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Help with tires

Hey guys, I drive an 01 ranger xlt 5 speed. It has the standard wheels on it (245/75/16) and im looking at buying some 31x10.5x15 with about a 5 1/2 offset. I cant find a straight answer of what my offset is so I was wondering if you guys would know if it would fit or not without looking stupid. I've looked everywhere and havent found a secure answer yet. Thanks, I appreciate it.
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offset or backspacing?

Stock wheels are 4.5" Backspacing if I recall.
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Alright thanks! But aren't they the same thing?
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offset is from the outside lip of the wheel to the mounting surface
backspacing is from the inside lip of the wheel to the mounting surface
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Makes since. Thanks for the clarification!
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no problem. offset is typically in metric and backspacing is in standard dimensions.
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offset is from the outside lip of the wheel to the mounting surface
Just to clarify - Offset is actually the distance from the wheel centerline to the mounting surface.

That said, the 'more critical' and standard measurement on our trucks is indeed backspacing.

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Hi,

To avoid to create a new topic, i'm posting here.

I am looking a good size for Wheels and Tyres for my ford Ranger in 17" like this




Can you help me to find the right ET and the tyres dimensions?

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