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Stock wheel back spacing? Wheel spacer?

What is the stock 16" wheel offset?

I had the stock 16s on my 04 and I liked the wheel, but HATED how bad the wheels/tires were tucked under the truck.

So I bought 265s, which helped but not enough

next I put the 265s on 16x8 bead locks, but didnt help any

Next I put 15x8 Ultra nomad wheels w 32/11.50/15s.
looks Much better but the tire selection SUCKS and the wheels have gone to hell.

Well, I just bought 4 New stock wheels, I want to run spacers to make the tires stick up Just past the flares, like the 32s do. What size spacer do I need?
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What is the stock 16" wheel offset?
7" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (+12 offset)

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Well, I just bought 4 New stock wheels, I want to run spacers to make the tires stick up Just past the flares, like the 32s do. What size spacer do I need?
What was the backspacing of the 15x8's that you liked?

(Take stock backspacing - The backspacing of the Ultra Nomad's) + 1" for the difference in wheel width = Size Spacer needed to bring the outer edge of the stock wheels out to where the Nomad's were.

I would guess the 15x8's had a backspacing of 3.75" (fairly typical). If so (and assuming I did things correctly), you would be looking at a wheel spacer of 1.75" in order to lineup the outer most edges.

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7" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (+12 offset)



What was the backspacing of the 15x8's that you liked?

(Take stock backspacing - The backspacing of the Ultra Nomad's) + 1" for the difference in wheel width = Size Spacer needed to bring the outer edge of the stock wheels out to where the Nomad's were.
I THINK the nomads are 3.75. SO it looks like I need a 1.75" spacer
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I THINK the nomads are 3.75. SO it looks like I need a 1.75" spacer
Yeah, that's what I come up with.

Here are some other common wheel sizes (along with stock) that would allow to you ditch the spacers altogether and still get a 'wide' look:

7" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (+12 offset) - meaning 2.50" outboard. (Stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 3.25" Backspacing (-32 offset) - meaning 4.75" outboard. (aka - 2.25" further "out" than stock as well as being 1.25" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 3.75" Backspacing (-19 offset) - meaning 4.25" outboard. (aka - 1.75" further "out" than stock as well as being .75" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 4.00" Backspacing (-12 offset) - meaning 4.00" outboard. (aka - 1.50" further "out" than stock as well as being .50" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (0 offset) - meaning 3.50" outboard. (aka - 1.00" further "out" than stock as well as being the same distance inward as stock)
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Yeah, that's what I come up with.

Here are some other common wheel sizes (along with stock) that would allow to you ditch the spacers altogether and still get a 'wide' look:

7" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (+12 offset) - meaning 2.50" outboard. (Stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 3.25" Backspacing (-32 offset) - meaning 4.75" outboard. (aka - 2.25" further "out" than stock as well as being 1.25" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 3.75" Backspacing (-19 offset) - meaning 4.25" outboard. (aka - 1.75" further "out" than stock as well as being .75" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 4.00" Backspacing (-12 offset) - meaning 4.00" outboard. (aka - 1.50" further "out" than stock as well as being .50" inward less than stock)
8" wide wheel w/ 4.50" Backspacing (0 offset) - meaning 3.50" outboard. (aka - 1.00" further "out" than stock as well as being the same distance inward as stock)

Thanks, but I just bought a New set of stockers for $500 and I really like the look of them. Now to find a set of spacers and a tire I like
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