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I'm lookin at buying wheels and the ones I'm looking at come in 15x8 with the 5x4.5 bolt pattern. The only offered backspacing is 4 or 4.75, will I have any problems with the 4? When I see people reccomend wheels they always reccomend 3.wutever. With 32x11.5 tires will I have any issues with the tires sticking out past the fenders? What about with 33x10.5's? Thanks in advance.

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ideal backspacing for a 15x8 is 3.75"........you will be fine with 4" Backspacing with a 11.5" tire.....since the stock wheel backspacing is 4.5"...
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ideal backspacing for a 15x8 is 3.75"........you will be fine with 4" Backspacing with a 11.5" tire.....since the stock wheel backspacing is 4.5"...
What about the 33x10.5"?

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The 10.5's are smaller...so if lifted97ranger says you are fine with 11.5's you will be fine with 10.5's
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Cool beans, thanks!

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4" with 10.5" wide will NOT stick out past the fender at all.. on my truck my 265x75x16 on 16x8 with 4" backspacing. they where RIGHT at the fender lip... and i dont have fender flares so yours will still be inside and you will be fine
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while we are on the subject, and also so i dont make a new thread. can someone explain the backspacing on rims. that is the only thing I have no clue on how to figure which i need. im gonna be running 33x12.50x15 on 15x10in rims. i want the tires to come right to the edge of my fender flares, if not stick out just a little.


edit:nevermind, I just found it through a little more extenive searching
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The less backspacing the further the rim pushes your tires out because of where it sits. A 3.5 backspacing will stick out a lot more than 4. A 15x10 rim is already pretty wide and should definitely stick out a litte bit. 15x8s with a 3.75 bs might be better if you don't want them sticking out too much.
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so i'll probly want to run a 4" backspacing.
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so i'll probly want to run a 4" backspacing.
i think a 4 inch bs with a 15x10 would be perfect if you can find that. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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cool deal then, got a set of black cragar's in the shopping cart with the 15x10 with 4" backspacing. they will be ordered next pay check.
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so 4 sounds best, im going to be putting my 31x10.5x15 on some 15x8 rims. but
it sounds like 4 would be good for a 15x10" rim... does that mean it will be more inside the finder with the rims im getting?
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so 4 sounds best, im going to be putting my 31x10.5x15 on some 15x8 rims. but
it sounds like 4 would be good for a 15x10" rim... does that mean it will be more inside the finder with the rims im getting?
if you buy a 15x10 wheel, you wont be able to find 4" backspacing with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern......and you wont want 4" backspacing because you will not be able to turn fully...
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are you talking about the 15x10's or 15x8's?
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15*8's
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sorry sport, my fault, that was directed towards Maurice
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If I knew anything about tires and what not I'd go outside and figure this out with a measuring tape, but I don't... If I ran 33x12.50's on a 15x8 with the 4" backspacing how much tire is gonna be hanging past my stock fender flares?
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Anyone have a clue? Trying to decide if I need to invest in fender flares to avoid the fix it or ticket from dumbass PA police... Also if I order "locking" nuts and what not for the tires, Summit is listing three different packages. Which one would be the best?

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...part=MCG-84530

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...part=MCG-84537

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...part=MCG-84532

Thanks for the help in advance. I'd like to get a full list together soon so I can hopefully order it all...

-TJ
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