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Wheel decision on a stepside

I'm wanting to get black wheels on my green stepside. I'm definitely going to get 15x8's to mount 33's on them but the backspacing is whats getting me.

Cragar d-windows have a 4" back spacing and matte black mickey thompson classic 2's have 3.312".
I want to have the wheel/tire stick out and not be tucked in and rub on the swaybar.

what do you guys think?
***** out your truck if you want, pics are always good haha
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Find some spacers on craigslist
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uh... no
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Mine are 3.75, stick out just perfect with 33/12.5 tires.

i have the Dwindow ones but they are a different brand.
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I'd go with the Mickey's just cause they look freakin' great, plus they'll stick out further.
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Here is a Link to the wheels I purchased. Except I got them on sale for like $83/ea
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Xt...n=PXA8069-5865

* 15x8, 5 on 4.5 Bolt Pattern
* Backspace = 3.75 in.
* Max Load = 2200lbs
* Finish = Gloss Black
* Hub Centric = No
* Offset = -19mm

Here a link to those Threads
https://www.ranger-forums.com/general-ford-ranger-discussion-15/might-finally-getting-33s-bl-108677/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/general-ford-ranger-discussion-15/look-what-came-today-110450/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/general-ford-ranger-discussion-15/fresh-body-lift-111076/

Then my facebook has quite a few pictures of the truck as well
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i like the ones ben has
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cragars are gay. You might as well buy them with foodstamps. Have some class and get mickeys or equal quality.
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lmao. I probably will go with the matte black classic 2s even though the truck is a pos haha
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gah, i think you'll stop *****in about the truck when you go wheel it for the first time and be like "OMG i missed this **** mang!!!1!!11!"

i'd also go with mickey's.
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haha idk. it will never be like my red one solely because of the mileage. i wont put as much into it (although im saying this now i'll prob do it anyways lol)

definitely not getting a front end swap haha
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Do a front end swap anyway. Then get a Projector Retrofit done
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haha idk. it will never be like my red one solely because of the mileage. i wont put as much into it (although im saying this now i'll prob do it anyways lol)

definitely not getting a front end swap haha
You say you wont....but we all know you will eventually.
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I liked the way my cragers stuck on with 33x12.5's. They were 15x10

Here is the best I have that show how they stick out.
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Do a front end swap anyway. Then get a Projector Retrofit done
if i can find everything for $100 again i might but it wont get retrofitted

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You say you wont....but we all know you will eventually.
lol yeah, probably.
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15x10 mickey classic II
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You’ve seen mine, they are 15 x 8, 4” back spacing. 33’s and 4” lift.
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You’ve seen mine, they are 15 x 8, 4” back spacing. 33’s and 4” lift.
yep. I'll probably go with the classic 2's in matte black
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yep. I'll probably go with the classic 2's in matte black
anything as long as you dont go with steel. They are way to heavy
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anything as long as you dont go with steel. They are way to heavy
yeah my spare 33 is on a steelie and its pretty heavy
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i need to swap to alum wheels, my steelies are heavy as hell...even without the locks on
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I got M/T's with 33x12.5 and depending on the brand of tire, the winter firestones stick out about 3/4 of an inch and the summer tires are good year wrangler silent armor and they stick out almost 1.5 inches
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yeah get aluminum, my steel wheels have got to be robbing my gas mileage. on the bright side they only cost me a weeks worth of food stamps
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