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Cragar 342 Series

So Ive been trying to decide what rims I want to buy and I think I have finally settled on these



Before I order them I wanted to double check here that I have this correct...

342 Series Steel Wheel
Size: 15'' x 8''
Bolt Circle: 5 x 4-1/2''
Rear Spacing: 4''


Id go 15x10 but they are on back order. I also plan on running a 33x12.5 in. tire (hopefully BFG Mud Terrain)

Im thinking with a T-bar crank I should be able to get away with this on my ranger. What do you guys think?
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Also this is going on an '04 Edge 2wd.

I found them through Jegs at a little over 210 shipped, anyone else recommend somewhere to try and buy them from?
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4 rims, black, 15x7, got em for my jeep cherokee, ended up selling it, these rims have never been used
Would those work for you? if so a guy on another forum i visit is selling them for 150 bucks

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very nice wheel, i believe most people go with a 3-3/4 back spacing but your running a wider tire so it should be ok, your probably going to rub a little and ride quality is gonna suffer with cranked t-bars
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Would those work for you? if so a guy on another forum i visit is selling them for 150 bucks

If they were 15x8, then yes... thanks though!


And as for ride quality, its a truck, if I wanted a car that felt like it rode on air, I would have bought one.
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I'd even suggest getting something else....i've had 15x8 w/ 4" backspace US Wheel Daytona's....found them cheaper than the cragers. And they only have a red stripe...



The 15x10's w/ 4" backspace are not on back order if you go with procomp xtreme steel's...AND no stripes...




And yes....a few people have put on 33x12.50s on an otherwise stock cranked bar truck.
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Links!?

Those daytonas are pretty much exactly what I was wanting!
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Nvm I found the daytonas on summitracing

But... should I go with 15x8 or 15x10?

Decisions, decisions!
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did you look at the crager soft 8's i have them in 15x8 i think they look better then the triangle shape cut out..
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love avatar! those cragars are sweet... love them on fx4wannabe's!!
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Nvm I found the daytonas on summitracing

But... should I go with 15x8 or 15x10?

Decisions, decisions!

What look are you going for? Sticking out or kinda sucked in? 12.50's? 12.50's?


All the 98+ 4x4 trucks that i've seen that are just cranked bars that are rockin' 33x12.50's, have 15x10 w/ approx 4" or 3.625" backspace. If you wheel it with those...expect ripped off flares and trimming of the valence is required.
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What look are you going for? Sticking out or kinda sucked in? 12.50's? 12.50's?


All the 98+ 4x4 trucks that i've seen that are just cranked bars that are rockin' 33x12.50's, have 15x10 w/ approx 4" or 3.625" backspace. If you wheel it with those...expect ripped off flares and trimming of the valence is required.

I would kind of like them to stick out a little bit and I really dont mind trimming for DDing. I dont do any wheeling, but I might in the future if I ever find some people to go out with and a spot...

Im thinking Im just going to go with 15x8, 4" BS and 33x12.5 and I should be happy. Thanks for the picture of the daytonas too!
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did you look at the crager soft 8's i have them in 15x8 i think they look better then the triangle shape cut out..
I like the soft 8s... but I really wanted a red lip since my truck is red and I have a red/black look that I eventually want to go for. I dont mind the D window look so it works for me.
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no probs man...wanna see a red truck with black daytona w/ red stripe?

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Nice Ill probably order them today or tomorrow then and Ill be stopping by the tire shop to see what kind of deal they can get me on some tires.
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So somehow I guess they decided to redesign the wheel to match the cragars, because they had a blue and red lip, but no worries, I am having them powdercoated gloss red and I can't wait to see how they come out!

I should have pics up when I get them back in a week.
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Its gonna look bad...
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Its gonna look bad...
Not the whole rim.. just the lip. Sorry if there was confusion.
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Ohhh good. I was worried there lol
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Ohhh good. I was worried there lol
Haha they are gloss black and with have a nice glossy red pin stripe around the lip.

I cant wait to get my lift on 33"s and these rims!
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