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Backspacing? i want my tire to stick out!!!

i basically have a stock size wheel but cragar rock crawlers 15inches diameter, 7.5 inches width, 5X4.5 bolt pattern , and a 4.5inch backspace. they dont stick out like i want them to. my firend said if i get a smaller back space then the tires will look wider and stick out more.. is this true? i neeed help!
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yeap the lower the number the farther they stick out
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so what size is your rims? 15X8 with what back space? and do you have an offset?
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I have 15x8 Daytonas with 3.75 backspace and they stick out just enough for me.
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ok because im selling my 15X7.5 rock crawlers. because i want to get a set of rims that stick out more. but cragar doesnt make a 15X8 5X4.5 bp with a 3.75 backspace. i just want a cheap black steel wheel that 15X8 with 5X4.5 bp with a 3.75 bs
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Rock Crawler Series 52
15x8 3.75 bs

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PCW-52-5865/All/
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look at black rock wheels. they have what u want.
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ok because im selling my 15X7.5 rock crawlers. because i want to get a set of rims that stick out more. but cragar doesnt make a 15X8 5X4.5 bp with a 3.75 backspace. i just want a cheap black steel wheel that 15X8 with 5X4.5 bp with a 3.75 bs
cragar v-5s i have a set on my truck there not soft 8's but they are 15x8 5x4.5 with a 3.75 backspacing
Cragar 365-5812 Cragar 365 V-5 Series Wheels

keep in mind even with a 3.75 your only gaining 3/4 of a inch over your 4.5's

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If all you want is for them to stick out you could save a bunch of money by just buying a set of spacers. Will have the same effect on your truck as running diff backspacing.
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if you really want them to stick out get 3 or 3.25 back spacing
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keep in mind even with a 3.75 your only gaining 3/4 of a inch over your 4.5's
Actually if the 3.75" backspacing is on an 8" wheel versus his 7.5" wheel, the outside of the wheel will stick out an additional 1.25". Still not a huge amount.

Don't buy wheel spacers. You will spend more on good (which is a relative term) wheel spacers than you will by selling your wheels and buying new ones with the correct backspacing.
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wheel spacers + 2in BS never hurt hahah but trust me...you DONT want ur wheels sticking out as much as mine.

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^^^^^^^^
thats ridiculous
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