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Old 03-17-2011, 08:32 PM
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hey! i litereally JUST purchased an 05 zr2 (black of course), im wanting to put on some new rims with 31inch BF all terrains. i found a nice set of rims with options of backspacing from 4.5" to 5.5". the rim size is 15 x 8, shoulkd i expect serious rubbing issues? (i know the stock rims have 6" backspacing but will .5 of an inch really make that much of a difference?) thank you for your help
 
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I have a 1998 that I had this problem with. I have a set of 15x8's with 3.5" backspacing and they rubbed like crazy with the stock 31x10.50's. Ended up doing a 2" body lift and still have some rubbing issues. I'd personally test fit one before you commit to buy anything away from stock.
 
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I would go with the 5.5bs. You should be fine with that. With 4.5 you might have some slight rubbing on the fenders when turning.
 
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You should be fine with 5.5" bs. I ran some 15X7's with 4.5" bs years ago and only rubbed on the driver's side flare with 31's. Very minor rubbing at that.
 
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THanks a lot, im definitely gonna pick up those with the 5.5bs then.
 
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