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So my BFG all terrains finally gave out on me after about 4 years. They're cracking and my front left one has gone flat. So it looks like this weekend I'll be getting some new tires and figured it was time to get some wheels as well.

I'm looking at the Mickey Thompson classic locks. I want a 15 inch rim but I'm not sure what backspacing to go with... Or maybe its the offset. I understand the lower the backspace number the more the wheels will stick out, but where does the offset come in?

And just to make sure the bolt pattern is 5x4.5 for the rangers right?
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It's an 01 edge 4x4. Not sure if that makes a difference
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Dont worry about the offset. The rim size kinda depends on what tire size ya gonna run. The most used are 15x8 with between 3.75 and 4. bs. I think the stock rims are 4.5bs
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Ok, most rims I have looked at for 15 inch have been 3.75 or 3.25 backspacing. Any idea how far they would stick out compared to stock? I'm still running the 16 inch tear drops
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depends on your tires... i run 15x10 with 4bs (i think) and 33x12.5 they stick out about an inch

offset is a different way to measure bs, but offset changes depending on rim size where as back space does not... back space is a much better number for if the rim will fit on your truck
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Ok, most rims I have looked at for 15 inch have been 3.75 or 3.25 backspacing. Any idea how far they would stick out compared to stock? I'm still running the 16 inch tear drops
i had 3.75bs on my dc-1's and loved the look. sticks out like an inch more than stockers? its a guess though
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Cool. Thanks for the info. I'm looking at either KM2's or Toyo mud terrians for tires. I've had BFG's before and they seem to last forever but the only Toyo's ive had experience with are the commercial style on my work truck. Has anyone has experice with toyo's mud terrain?
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Do I need to worry about a 15 inch rim rubbing on anything? Hopefully I won't have to grind anything down to get them to fit...
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never got a chance to post some of the pictures of the new wheels and tires .ill throw a few up real quick.

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heres another one with the red rings on. i have the polished set and the red set. im thinking about getting the blue ones as well. i like to be able to change things up every now and then. ill probably pick up the black ones too so i have all the colors... except for the gold rings. cant decide on those.

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Those look really good. Now you need to lift it.
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i think if you got the wheels powder coated black and ran the red ring it would look mean
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hey man what size tires are those, 33x12.5? and how come you have the bumper off, just to fit those tires or what?
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