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Got Lift and Tires... need wheel spec help please

I have a 2003 xlt 4x4 without fender flares. I also have a 3" PA body lift and a set of 33x12.5 r15 all terrains in my garage. I have questions about the third piece of my puzzle, the wheels. I like the wide stance look when the tire extends outside the body and was wondering if I could fit 15x10's without fender flares and if so what back spacing do I need. If I cant run 15x10's without fender flares what amount of back spacing should I run with 15x8's. Any pics with specs would be greatly appreciated or even a link to a previous post thats helpful would be awesome. Thanks a lot in advance and this is my first post so hopefully its not a repetitive "stupid" question.
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you can run 15x10 with about 3.75-4" backspacing
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look into your state laws about fender flares. some states have laws about running tires outside the fender walls. mostly more northern states like Jersey and New York but it's worth looking into.
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look into your state laws about fender flares. some states have laws about running tires outside the fender walls. mostly more northern states like Jersey and New York but it's worth looking into.
I'm pretty sure NC doesn't have anything like that, not that I've seen at least.
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look into your state laws about fender flares. some states have laws about running tires outside the fender walls. mostly more northern states like Jersey and New York but it's worth looking into.
I don't even know if NY has that law. If they do they don't enforce it because my truck had tires that stuck out past the fenders for like 2.5 years.
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Hevent heard of that law before, but definitely something to look into. But 15x8 with 3.75" backspace keeps the tire close to flush with the fender and 15x10 with 3.75-4" backspace sticks the tire outside the fender a couple inches.... correct?
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1"-2" maybe.. Mine a 4" backspacing, and they stick out like 1.5"

Also, I think there is a law in North Carolina that requires your tires be covered, but I think it starts at a certain length from the fender. I've had a lot of vehicles with tires that stick out.. Never had a problem. Just don't go to Virginia!! Lol.
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Lol ya...they get you for every little thing in this dern state.
Check this one out..I think the stance is awesome.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f69/la...-shots-116681/
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15x10w 3.75bs on 33-12.50 duratracs. Might not stick out as far with a straight bed but the front should be the same. Name:  newwheel006.jpg
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I have a stepside too and that looks really good and aggressive to me. I think thats the look Im going for. Does anyone have a stepside pic with 15x8's to confirm my decision?
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Heres an older pic with 15x8 on 32x11.50 w/BL I dont have a front or back shot
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Old 12-27-2010
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I ordered some 15 x 10s today and now all I have to do is bribe some friends into helping put my lift on. Thanks for your help and pics
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I did mine by myself not that hard just time consuming. Took me 14 hrs taking my time. A torch and impact will save you some headaches.
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question....I have a chance to rent a mechanics bay with a two post lift and air tools for $100 a day. If I have the money, do you think it would be money well spent? Would it make life easy enough to justify $100.
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