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Cragar 16x8 Soft 8 Question

So I have been wanting new wheels for a while, and with a little christmas money in my pocket I'm finally going to get them.

My question is does Cragar make a 16x8 with a 4 or 3.75 inch backspacing?
I want the tires to stick out just a little bit and all the black soft 8s I've found that are 16x8 have 5 inch backspacing, which is the same as stock correct? I would rather get 15"s but due to not wanting to buy new tires I am stuck with getting 16 inch wheels.

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all the wheel manufacturers have tons of specs on their website. i'mbored....so ill look it up for ya.
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Yea...cragers are 5" backspace as well. I'd consider the Daytonas.......here's 16" daytonas on a 02 w/ a 4" superlift.....you can kinda tell the backspace on them...which is also 5". Doesn't look bad to me.



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why not 15s? tires tend to be cheaper on 15s then 16s...just something to think about...
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I would rather get 15"s but due to not wanting to buy new tires I am stuck with getting 16 inch wheels.
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I'd wait till you need new tires personally then get 15 inch rims.
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Yea...cragers are 5" backspace as well. I'd consider the Daytonas.......here's 16" daytonas on a 02 w/ a 4" superlift.....you can kinda tell the backspace on them...which is also 5". Doesn't look bad to me.



Don't daytonas have the red stripe that goes around the wheel? I don't see it in your pics?
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Don't daytonas have the red stripe that goes around the wheel? I don't see it in your pics?
Depends on manufacturer. I can name probably 5 different brands that all have a soft 8 and dayton design....American Racing, Crager, USWHeel, Procomp........

I know my US Wheels daytonas purchased from Discount Tire have a red strip. I know Crager daytons have a blue/red stripe. So does American racing. The ones in the pic are from Four Wheel Parts here in Portland OR. Alot of folks get screwed there......but for some reason, they were able to get un-stripped datonas for my buddy.
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i run Unique soft 8's in a 3.75 backspacing. in a 16x8 . (looks just like a cragar)
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I would recommend aluminum wheels, steel are heavy and can be a ***** to balance..
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