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hello, i have done some searching, and everything i have been reading on offset and backspacing, well i just dont fully understand it. i am looking at a set of ultra nomad wheels to go on some 33's, i was just wondering the 16" wheels have a backspacing/offset of 10mm, and 4.92", and the 15" are -19mm and 3.77, since i really do not understand offset and back spacing i was curious as to what size wheel would be better.

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is your truck lifted at all?
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oh sorry no not yet, i have a 3"bl that will be going on
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the 3.77" is gonna be close to the stock offset of 4". either way, a body lift would be more helpful in giving you clearance.
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hello, i have done some searching, and everything i have been reading on offset and backspacing, well i just dont fully understand it. i am looking at a set of ultra nomad wheels to go on some 33's, i was just wondering the 16" wheels have a backspacing/offset of 10mm, and 4.92", and the 15" are -19mm and 3.77, since i really do not understand offset and back spacing i was curious as to what size wheel would be better.

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Go with the 15's. Tires are cheaper and will only stick out .73" further than stock. The 16's are going to be "sucked in" .42" more than the stock wheels now. That .42" may cause clearance problems depending on how wide they are.

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the 3.77" is gonna be close to the stock offset of 4". either way, a body lift would be more helpful in giving you clearance.
Stock back spacing is 4.5" not 4".
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ok yes i was more thinking the 15's just from everything i have read, also yes sorry the wheels are 8" wide, and im looking to put on 33-12.50
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someone else on here said it was 4" maybe your rims and mine are different bs.
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def go 15 better backspacing and also cheaper tire prices no reason not to 1" more rim isnt that important for $100's more for tires
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