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Old 11-25-2009
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Steel Rims Vs Aluminum Rims

Im in the market for some new rims. Thinking im going to go with a 15x8. I found a set of black crager rims on CL with 4 in back spacing.

Could some one explain the hole back spacing thing.

I know the steel rim weigh more than the aluminum rim, but what is better?
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This should help you on the backspacing stuff. LINK
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I like aluminum rims better. Steel just rusts too quickly in salty winters. Aluminum will oxidize and pit, but I used ZoopSeal on mine and they have yet to do this. Backspacing is the distance from the mounting surface to the edge of the inboard side of the wheel. I believe ranger wheels are usually 3.75 inch backspacing but don't hold me to that.
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4" backspacing will sit you just about flush with the fender flares(assuming you have them). Only way id buy steel wheels in Ohio is if they were practically giving them away. There only $40 each at summit.
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4" backspacing will sit you just about flush with the fender flares(assuming you have them). Only way id buy steel wheels in Ohio is if they were practically giving them away. There only $40 each at summit.
Yeah. The guys just email me and said he need $200 for them so im not going to get them. I only want to pay about 125 to 150 for the steelies.
I dont have fender flares.
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wow maybe offer him $100 and send the summit link to him. I got some aluminum american racing wheels the other day for $130 on C-list. Perfect shape just needs polished. try searching under jeep wheels on craigslist.
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wow maybe offer him $100 and send the summit link to him. I got some aluminum american racing wheels the other day for $130 on C-list. Perfect shape just needs polished. try searching under jeep wheels on craigslist.
Yeah ive been on Craigslist. Just having a hard time finding stuff.
I offer him $120 and he said he need $200 for them. New ones off summit are $160 for all four and their brand new.
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I got MT Classics in a 15x8 for $90 each new from america's tire co.
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Still not having any luck, still been looking on CL.
I check out America's tire and didnt see anything.
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4 Mickey Thompson Classic Lock fits ford an jeep

The guy said he would take $250 for them. The only thing im worried about them is the backspacing is 3.31.
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stock ranger bs is 4.5". most 15x8 recommended size is 3.75" bs with -19mm offset. with 3.31" bs the wheel will stick out 1.2" further then stock. just measure it up and see how far theyll stick out past the body
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