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Will this setup work?

I'm looking into the future to see what kind of wheel and tire setup I want to get. This is what I've come up with.

265/75/16 BFG T/A KM2's


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Cragar Soft 8 (297 series)
16x8 5x4.5 and 5" rear spacing


Will it fit on stock suspension?
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you want 5" backspacing? good luck with that
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you want 5" backspacing? good luck with that
To be honest I don't know what backspacing means... Or what it is, but I heard 4" would be better. Anyone care to enlighten me?
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It's the distance from the center of the wheel to the back rim, measured horizontally.

The less the backspacing, the more the wheels/tires will stick out
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you will want either 3.75" or 4" backspacing. I would go with 3.75 on a 8" rim
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you will want either 3.75" or 4" backspacing. I would go with 3.75 on a 8" rim
That was another question I had, would it be better to go with a 10" rim?
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5" is 'okay' on an 8" rim. Sure it's more sucked in than people like, but it's still pushed out about an inch past stock sucked in crap. And it's got way more aggressive tires on it making it look bigger and better. But the tires will still be entirely inside the fenders/flares.

Here's a pic of my buddy's old truck.....16x8 w/ 5" bs on 305/70R16's (and a superlift)
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In regards to getting 10's....I wouldn't. 10's don't typically agree with non-lifted trucks and sheet metal.


Are you dead set on 16's?? Because you can fit 15's easy AND tires are way cheaper. Plus, they'll be rated correctly for the truck. AND you can get 15's in much more desirable backspacing. Look into 32x11.50's and 15x8" rims with 3.5-4" backspace. This will put the tires even with the flares and a very mean looking stance without being overly stupid sticking way out the fenders.


In fact, here's my truck back in the day with that exact setup: 32x11.50 BFG's on 15x8's w/ 4" and a slight torsion crank....
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5" is 'okay' on an 8" rim. Sure it's more sucked in than people like, but it's still pushed out about an inch past stock sucked in crap. And it's got way more aggressive tires on it making it look bigger and better. But the tires will still be entirely inside the fenders/flares.

Here's a pic of my buddy's old truck.....16x8 w/ 5" bs on 305/70R16's (and a superlift)




In regards to getting 10's....I wouldn't. 10's don't typically agree with non-lifted trucks and sheet metal.


Are you dead set on 16's?? Because you can fit 15's easy AND tires are way cheaper. Plus, they'll be rated correctly for the truck. AND you can get 15's in much more desirable backspacing. Look into 32x11.50's and 15x8" rims with 3.5-4" backspace. This will put the tires even with the flares and a very mean looking stance without being overly stupid sticking way out the fenders.


In fact, here's my truck back in the day with that exact setup: 32x11.50 BFG's on 15x8's w/ 4" and a slight torsion crank....

Thanks for the help Shane, I looked into the 15" wheels, and it seems like a much better deal, the rims are much cheaper as well as the tires. That seems like a better way to go. I definitely like that look of your truck.

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