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offset/ backspacing question

i am getting a 3" spindle lift for my 98 2wd ranger and i am also getting a nice set of aftermarket wheels. the offset on the wheels i'm looking at is -5mm will it work for my truck? i know if the offset and backspacing aren't correct they will not go on correctly.

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you want over like 3.75" backspacing if your getting Fabtech spindles...

if your getting new wheels go with 15x8 and with a spindle lift you can fit 32x11.5x15
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so the ones i'm looking at will not work because it is a negative offset and i need a positive offset of 3.75" correct?

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The offset can be one of three types:

Positive Offset: The hub-mounting surface is toward the curbside of the centerline. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front-wheel drive vehicles and some newer rear drive cars.


Zero Offset: The hub-mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.


Negative Offset: The hub-mounting surface is closer to the back or brake side of the wheel’s centerline. Wheels that have a deep-dish look are generally negative offset.
Some wheel manufactures dont list the backspace in inches...instead they list the off set in millemeters. The farther from the center line in the negative, the farther out the wheel will stick out.

Meaning...say you're looking at a 15x10 wheel with a -43mm offset. 5" = wheel centerline. 43mm = 1.69". 5" - 1.69" = 3.310" ~ approx 3 5/16" backspace.

At least that's how I see it.



bottom line....you want negative offset. Positive offset would be a FWD(Front Wheel Drive) wheel or one of those new explorer wheels or F150 wheels. Those -5 would be a little more than 3.75" backspace w/ 15x8 wheels. I vote yes but dont take my word for it...i'm still learning myself.
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What is your reasoning for going 16x8? you already have tires because you are spending ALOT ALOT more cash then you need to
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hmmm.... no reasoning besides the style looks nice....i like rims like this and and the Dick Cepek DC-1's. i have 14's right now so anything is better than them lol
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Tires for 16" wheels cost a lot more than tires for 15" wheels. Getting 16's over 15's is just throwing money away unless that one inch in looks means that much to you.
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what kinda rims would ya'll suggest that might have the same look and style as these but might be a little cheaper?
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Can you not get them in a 15x8?
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How about a set of polished DC-1's ?
DC-1's:


They're not to much different.
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naw, the smallest i can get them is 16x8. and i've always liked the chrome DC-1's. is it the price of tires for them that is so much more expensive?
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Ya, the tires are a lot more expensive for 16" wheels.
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Here's some chrome DC-1's:



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Truck is forsale too lol
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Truck is forsale too lol
What's he doin that for? I love his truck?
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to drive me insane because i wanna buy it lol
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Do it put the ring off a little longer.
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LOL i wish
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i love that truck! i wish i could make mine look like that but i only want to go so high lol
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