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Icon5 question on rim backspacing

Ok so i have 32 11.5 on some cheep 8 inch rims. I want to my tires to stick out a couple of inches to get that rough, rogged look. What would be my best bet?

15x8 with backspacing
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I want it to look like a mean truck!

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and by the way I have NO CLUE about backspacing!
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i have 32s on 15x8 with 3.75 backspacing and the tires stick out about a half inch but still stuff in the wheel well when i wheel my truck
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I would go with a 15x8 with either 3.75" or 3.25" of backspacing. 15x10's are too wide for only a 11.50 wide tire.
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OK if i go 15x8, what can my backspace be to get them to stick out more then fenders?
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Mickey Thompson Classic II's have 3.3125 or 3 5/16" which is a little over a 3 1/4". They should stick out more than the fenders. 04blackedge has them with 32x11.50 and they stick out past his fender flares a little, may be a half inch. If you don't have flares they will stick out more.
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the smaller the number the more it will stick out? i want them to stick out like an inch or more, not more than two inches though!
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OK i justg checked out 04blackedge 'z truck, very nice, but i want a little more width from my rims! maybe 15x10 with a 3.75??
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You need to consider the fact his is a different year. I just used his as an example. I have seen 11.50" wide tires on 10" wide wheels, but I wouldn't do it. Also if you offroad you can't air down the tires as much with out the chance of popping a bead. The extra width and less backspacing will also put greater stress on components like wheel bearings and ball joints. With a stock height truck 10" wide wheels with little backspacing will most likely cause rubbing problems. It's your choice on what you want to do. I'm just giving you the facts.
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"It's your choice on what you want to do. I'm just giving you the facts."

Thats why im here my friend. I just looked at several other posts and have to say that i really likt the look of the 15x10 with a 3.75 bs, but they were all 33X12.5, not 32x11.5. So now im very confused on what to do...do they make soft 8's with a much less backspacing to match the look i want? hhmmm
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Yeah I missed this thread lol. My rims have 3.3 something back spacking like said above and come out a smidge past my flares, I have the Edge flares tho so on a truck with no flares they would stick out a good inch and a half. A 15x10 would make them stick out more but thats a big rim to run on a 11.5 in wide tire. It's doable just not recommended.
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Those wheels will work fine. Even being 8" wide over 10" they are going to stick out a lot with only 3.250" of backspacing. I am looking at those too, but in a different size and chrome.
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Oh and I do have a body lift and I do have fender flares!
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4" backspace on 8" rim fit and tuck just fine. I used to run it.



NO 10" rim for those tires.....way too wide.
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