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3.25 backspacing? lets see your backspacing

i want to get 3.25 backspacing but due to local laws im re-considering it as i dont like the look of fender flares.
I'm getting 8 inch wide rims!
Does anyone here have 3.25 backspacing?

Id appreciate it if anyone with custom wheels on larger tires (31+) posted pix of their truck and wrote their backspacing so i can get an idea, thanks alot!

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i have a 32x11.5 with 15x8 with 4in BS
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33x12.5x15 Kumho KL71's on M/T Classic II 15x8 rims w/3.3" BS

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Same truck minus the cap with 33x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's on 15x8 American Racing Baja's w/4.25" BS

Notice the narrower track.

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sorry to thread jack but, l2en, how are your kl71's wearing? how many miles do you have on them
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sorry to thread jack but, l2en, how are your kl71's wearing? how many miles do you have on them
I'm not the guy to talk to about wear =]

I've got 6k miles on them and they're pretty much cooked from wheeling. THey're a mildy soft compound tire that hooks up like no tomorrow but trades off in wear. I doubt the 6k road miles had much to do with my wear though. They're directional too, keep that in mind.

Btw.......alex jones talks about some interesting stuff but is off his rocker haha
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heres my wheels and tires with 4" BS on my 15x8 rims and 32x11.5, this is right before i lifted it.

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Notice he doesn't have fender flares. Those factory flares can play tricks with your eyes when it comes to BS.
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your the only other one with the kl71's on here that i know of
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yea 4 inch is way too narrow for my taste, im debating between 3.25 and 3.50.
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My Mickey Thompson's have 3.3" and were under $400 new shipped to my door from Summit.

I'm very happy with them, I think the truck looks perfect with them.
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I thoughtt the more backspacing, the more the tire sticks out. Am I wrong?
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no your right for instance a 3.75 is going to stick out more than a 3.25
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no your right for instance a 3.75 is going to stick out more than a 3.25
It is the opposite. They lower the BS the more it sticks out. a 3.25 will stick out more than a 3.75
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the backspacing is measured from the inner wheel lip to the mounting surface where the lug nuts are. so a 3.75 backspacing rim will be sucked in more than a 3.25. if you have an 8" rim with 3.75 BS, then you have 4.25" of rim outside vs. 4.75" outside on a 3.25 BS rim
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It is the opposite. They lower the BS the more it sticks out. a 3.25 will stick out more than a 3.75


really i got it wrong again. the backspacing part always screws me up
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no your right for instance a 3.75 is going to stick out more than a 3.25
Maybe on a crazy offset
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Maybe on a crazy offset

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I have 3.313 on my Classic IIs:

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33's on 15x8 rock crawlers with 3.75 back spacing... sorry i dont have any pictures from the front or back to give a better idea of how they sit... also keep in mind that i have spindles so that pushes the front wheels out even further



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thanks for posting pix guys, although i try to look past the fender flares and imageine they are not there lol, they play tricks as travis says.
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this is kind of an angled shot.

31x10.5 15 A/Ts

Eagle Alloy 185b 15x8 with 3.25" bs

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thanks dude exactly what im looking for, got any more pix?
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Same here.
Anymore pictures with 31's? [specify your back spacing]
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here are some old ones before the lift with 31's... same wheels though





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