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what width and back space should i get

ill be ordering some 32x11.5x15 MTRs on monday and some new 15 inch wheels as mine are currently 16s.
i did search but didnt find what i was lookin for. will a 8 inch wheel be ok for the 32s or should i get 10? and which back spacing will look better and keep me from eating my tires and fenders up 3.75 or 4 inch???
oh ya, i am probably gettin the cragar black street locks.
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8" rim is perfect for 11.50's. I'd suggest a 4" or 3.75" backspace....it'll bring the tire flush with the flares. 4" is more sucked into the wheelwell than 3.75". I've got pics i'll post when I get back home of my old setup(15x8 w/ 4" backspace & 32x11.50s, stock height)
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here's my 33x12.5x15 on 15x8 pro comp steelies with 3.75 backspacing...no rub

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i think i remember seein pics of your truck with the 32s. i just dont want to be rubbing when the suspension flexes. i plan on doin the one inch body lift anyways so if its close to rubbing stock it shouldnt be a problem once i do the 1 inch body lift
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8" rim is perfect for 11.50's. I'd suggest a 4" or 3.75" backspace....it'll bring the tire flush with the flares. 4" is more sucked into the wheelwell than 3.75". I've got pics i'll post when I get back home of my old setup(15x8 w/ 4" backspace & 32x11.50s, stock height)
do you got any pis of your old set up flexing?
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hmmm.....lemme search the archives. lol.
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Here's what I found(the only ones with the 32's)......Believe they were 4" backspace....and no rubbing rear flares with stock rear and " K " springs. There was a slight rub of the left inner fender when stock, then the 1" went on.

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And...here's a few of it stock with 32's....just cranked bars. and one after the 1" bl.(kinda miss the chrome and stock 06 corners.....)

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im running 32x11.50x15's on 15x8 wheels with 3.73bs.

but i also have a yj d30 in the front and its a little wider.
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^^Yea Daniel....no offense......but......in this thread, you don't count.....lol.
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haha, i still have a ranger 8.8

3.73 back spacing should be perfect for a 15x8 rim, if you were going with a 15x10 i would say 4.00
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thats exactly the look i am going for. so looks like ill be doin the 1 inch body lift. darn. lol. soon as i figure out how to post pictures ill get a few pics on here
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It was only a slight rub when stock on the left inner front fender, at full turn. And the bars wern't even cranked all the way yet. the 1" got rid of the problem.
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i like the way it looks with the 1 inch lift. i put some chevy drop shackles on this weekend so after seein your truck i shouldnt have a fitment problem. just hope goodyear can find a fourth 32 inch mtr. as of saturday they only found 3
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i should have plenty of room for them 32s here is a pic taken today with 245s t bar crank and the chevy drop shackles
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Yea man...your bars are barely cranked it looks like. I barely cranked mine with the 265's back in the day. Your fine. AND it doesn't look half bad having a 1" gap between the valenceless bumper and the grille. Have you seen my 1" BL rear bumper gap filler? I've got a thread on it, and I added it to the 1" BL thread.
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actually the left one is cranked the whole way and the right is only about 3/4. i went as high as i could. i wonder if they are worn out. i do have 90000 on the truck. i havent seen your filler ill have to check it out
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id say go with the 15x8 with 3.75 or the 15x10 with 4 bs and i think you should get new tbars as they are probably worn out after 90000 mi
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My stock bars were pretty saggy(85k).....I had "B" bars and upgraded to "#1" bars when I put the superlift on...might wanna think about that possibly. What bars do you have now? Open your driver door, and look at the tag.....Under the "SPR", what does it say? Should say something like "BBKK".
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says i got B bars. i checked a few months ago at the dealer and #1 bars were like 60 a piece or somethin. ill see how the tires fit first than ill worry about the t bars. wasnt there someone that posted the part numbers for the tbars a while ago???
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These are the #'s I ordered....



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You should be able to order #1 bars from a Ford dealer for about $65 each. They are cheaper online but I have to believe that shipping would eat up the difference. Be sure to take the part numbers with you because, at the dealer, replacement bars are looked up by VIN based on the original build.

#1 part numbers:
F67Z-5B326-FA Pass side
F67Z-5B326-FB Driver side
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i got my new wheels and installed the 1 inch body lift today i cant wait to get my tires
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