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Wheel Rubbing on Caliper concern/ Help me decide!

Hey guys! I'm getting closer and closer to getting some new wheels for my truck! I have a 1999 Extended Cab XLT, the 4.0L I read another members posting about them not going to be able to run 15's because the brake caliper will rub the wheel... I am currently away from my truck so i can not check this in person but i am really egar to order my wheels... I was planning on getting Ultra 195 Crushers ( Ultra Wheel 195-5865B Ultra 195 Series Crusher RWD Semi-Gloss Black w/ Diamond Cut Lip Wheels ) I'm torn in the first place of which size to get, 15's or 17's... The reason i am leaning more towards the 17's now is because the have less backspacing, 4.5" oppossed to the 15's 4.75" backspacing... I am really looking for a wider stance and my wheels to stick out past my plastic fenders a little bit so i am hoping you guys can shed some light on my concerns and questions...

I will be wheeling everyweekend most likely and towing my boat about 20 miles twice a month. I'm planning on wrapping these wheels in some 33x12.50 Goodyear MT/R Kevlars

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15's will be fine on your truck.
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Okay thanks! What would you reccomend concerning the backspacing off the two wheels? Which will stick out a good about... Sorry, big noob right here
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4.75" of backspacing wont be. That's half and inch further in on the truck than stock...It would look a bit stupid.
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but with a 12.50 tire shouldnt it stick out more?
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Not much and it will nice enough to rub because of it as well.
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well it looks like ill be going with the 15's and see how it looks then throw on some 1.5" wheel spacers my buddies got if need be
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Just a heads up, my 2011 2wd wouldn't clear a set of aftermarket aluminum wheels [MB Old Schools] because of the rear calipers. It does have a towing package but those rims wouldn't even go all the way on the studs. I'm back to the drawing board looking for something to put on it.
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his truck won't have rear calipers. i think the front when to larger rotors in what, 03? which I think is when you might have issues.

Chris, I thought that stock backspacing was 4.5"?
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Stock wheels are 4.5" backspacing
15's will be fine
wheel spacers are gay, get something with a lower backspacing.
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his truck won't have rear calipers. i think the front when to larger rotors in what, 03? which I think is when you might have issues.

Chris, I thought that stock backspacing was 4.5"?
Stock backspacing is 4.25 on all Ranger 15x7" and 16x7" rims as far as I know. The couple of different sets I have and have measured at the junkyard all have measured 4.25"
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