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i will get paid this friday and am going to order up some rims and tires. i am thinking of going with 31x11.5 on 15x7 inch rims . i have a friend who has 32x11.5 on 15x8 on his lifted cherokee and they still rub on full turn and i told him he needs more backspacing. i was thinking of going with a 3.75 in. or a 4 in. backspace. what would you guys think. by the way they will be black powdercoated rockcrawler series 97 on pro comp at's. what are some good places online to get a good deal. i was going to use 4wheelparts but i would rather not if i could find something else
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go with a 15x8 wheel with a 3.75 backspacing......that way if you ever want to go with wider tires you wont have to replace the wheels...
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so you think the 3.75 will be enough if i want wider tires? thanks for the fast reply by the way
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almost all 15x8's will come with a 3.73 backspacing.......that is what my 15x8's had and i was running 33x12.50x15's with no rubbing problems...
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get 32x11.5 tires. so it looks like it goes with the truck 31s are small.

do you have an edge or xlt? 2wd or 4wd?
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just the xlt 4x4 with the t-bar crank in order to level the truck. in that case i will look for the 32's thanks. what would be the advantage of going with a 3.75 in. backspace to a 4 in. or 4.5 inch? just the amount they stick out of the wheel wells? i will check this in ten min. before i go to work then i am afraid i might not be able to respond after that but will look. lets see how long my boss stays in his office
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yea go with 15x8 and 32x11.5 it will make your truck. do not get 15x7 because that is the same as the stock rim
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any good places to get tires cheap??? 4wheel parts wants 853 for the rims and tires and i cannot afford that. my limit is 600. what tires are good on road and off road for what i want. i probably wont be able to afford the pro comps. i need to travel to and fro. from santa fe to las cruces in new mexico for college which is about 4 hours or so...thanks for the replies...i am off to work but will keep checking but might not be able to reply.
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3.75 is what you want.

4.0 or 4.5 will just shove the tire in more.

only way to stay under 600 is to buy used.
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ah...i see so the higher the backspacing the farther in its tucked into the wells.. so if i went with a 3.50 for instance the tires would stick out a little more?
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what backspacing do you have on yours zabeard?
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get 15x8 with the 3.75 B/S and get 32's
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thats what i am going with. i will buy the rims now, probably five rims, and combine what money i have left for tires if i dont find cheap ones, i will buy the pro comps
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