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is 3.75 backspacing to much?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacomakid96, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Im ditching my wheels on my truck for the polished wheelers offroad wheels. My wheels stick out way to much right now so I want the wheel to look flush against my fenders and not stick out. Im putting on 31x10.5x15 tires so will 3.75 look good?

    Thanks guys i will order tonight if so!
     
  2. May 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    i thought backspacing pushed tires out?
     
  3. May 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I just want them flush and the wheels I want are from wheelers and they say its for a 96-04 so I would think they would fit well, but the 3.75 backspacing made me think. Because the whole reason im switching wheels in the first place is because they stick out way to far.
     
  4. May 28, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    what tires you lookin at?
     
  5. May 28, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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  6. May 29, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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  7. May 29, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    If you're running stock wheels right now a 3.75" BS wheel will stick your wheels out farther.
     
  8. May 29, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Subbed. I'm glad you brought this up I can't find a 15" rim with more than 3.75" backspacing.
     
  9. May 29, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    That's because any more and your going to find caliper problems.
     
  10. May 29, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    from the online tire size calculator

    I don't know what your running now but a 31/10.5/15 is a little wider the a stock 265/70/16

    Really the only way to have that tire flush with the fender is a fender flair when running aftermarket 15's
     
  11. May 29, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    Thanks jlee, I'm running welds right now and they stick out really far, I can only tighten the lug down 3 times before its tight which is bad. I just want a wheel that won't stick out all that much. How far do you guys think a wheel with 3.75 bs will stick out?
     
  12. May 29, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Any one else have any suggestions?
     
  13. May 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Well are you saying a 15x8? With your truck having no flairs 3.75 on a 8" wide rim are going to stick out about 2" to 3".

    I have 15x10 with a 3.76 back spacing and with my flairs my tires stuck out about 5 1/2 to 6" but I'm running 12.5's so I'm just doing it in my head and saying about 2" to 3"
     
  14. May 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Ya thats what I was thinking for my setup. Im looking at these wheels http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomablackalloys.htm?tp=CONTINUE+SHOPPING

    I dont mind the wheel/tire coming out a extra 1-2 inches but 3'' would look really bad imo.
     
  15. May 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    so if you want more backspacing than 3.75 than you want to go up in rim size?
     
  16. May 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    No idea, that's why I'm so confused on do I want the 3.75" bs which is what wheelers says is for a 96 15"wheel or go 16 with 4"bs
     
  18. May 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Well the 3.75" would stick out just a little on a 01 to 04 with the flairs so you should be sticking out about 2" to 3". And a 4" BS would only be 1/4" so not much differnt. I say buy the wheels you want and if they stick out too far for you buy some fenders flairs. Problem solved :D
     
  19. May 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Yeah pretty much there is few that have 4" but most of the 15's for the 1st Gens are 3.75
     
  20. May 29, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Ok, hey thanks for all the help jerry
     
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