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Old 08-09-2009
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a few more questions

okk so i finally got my mom on my side to let me get my rims and tires. this morning when i woke up we went up to my dad and told him that i was ordering. i just have a few more questions before i make the call so any feedback would help alot!! im getting 30x9.5 bfg ats fyi considering im 2wd

first im gettin the american racing baja in a 15x8 with -19 offset and 3.75 back space will this make my tires stick out???

in the event i get a flat will my stock spare tire be able to get me from point a to b with the bigger tires??

will my speedometer be off greatly or not affected at all??

will i lose mpgs


im sorry for the ranting i just want it to go smoothely so my dad cant say i told ya so. thanks for your time
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Do you ever plan on lifting it? Spindle lifting it? If so, I would suggest 31x10.50 or even 32x11.50. But if you need tires badly now, go ahead and get what you are already thinking about. I would even suggest something like a 235/75R15.

Tires still stick out past the flares a little bit...not much because you're only going with a 9.5. And honestly....9.5 on an 8....the rim is a little too wide for the tire. 7" is perfect for a 9.5 or 10.50 tire....8 is perfect for a 10.50 or 11.50 tire....another reason to bump it up to 31x10.50.


Stock spare will work just fine. You are not locked in the back, and even if you are limited slip, different tire diameters are perfectly fine.

Speedometer be off......hmmm....what size is your stock tires? You're speedo should read about 1-3 mph slower than you are actually going.

Mpgs shouldn't be much of a difference......the way you calculate mpgs will need to change though. With the speedo showing and reading slower, this also slows the odometer as well. My truck with 4.10s and 35's when it came stock with 4.10s and 30.5's, the difference was 10%...so my odometer says 100 miles, I actually went 110. Figure out your difference andyou'll be fine. Generally, you'll get worse in-town mpgs, and better highway/freeway mpg's.
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see my parents are dead agaisnt any sort of lift so im lucky to be able to do this. i could deff use tires so ill prolly just stick with what i want now.

but the 9.5 will be ok with the 8 inch rim right??? and my stock size was 225 70 r 15.

so ill be off a lil but not to bad??
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ok so they will stick out just a lil not so much that ill get a ticket or fail inspection lol.
so i should go with a 7 inch rim insted of 8???
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