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What 15x8 rims to use w/ how much backspacing?

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Old 01-28-2019, 11:07 PM
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Default What 15x8 rims to use w/ how much backspacing?

Alright guys so, Iíve got a Ď00 4 door 4x4, G80 (locker) rear end w/ 3.42 gears, and just the standard/stock diff up front. I have the STOCK torsion keys cranked a little over 3/4 of the way up (not great, I know) but Iíve checked the CV angles and they donít look bad at all, hardly much angle at all if weíre being honest so if I HAD to I could crank it up a little more or maybe put aftermarket keys in but Iíd rather not do that. In the rear, I have lift shackles and air shocks (with that combo, I can lift the rear ATLEAST 2.5-4Ē above stock height) Iím wanting to put a set of Cooper STT Pro (32x11.50r15) on it. I was going to put a 2Ē body lift on it as well (made by performance accessories). But Iím waiting to do the body lift to see what size tires I can put under it, as I only have 235/75r15s at the moment so raising it any higher would just make it look silly lol. whatcha guys think? Would I be able to clear those 32x11.50r15 with the current suspension setup I have on top of a 2Ē body lift? And for wheels, Iím aware they need to be spaced out farther than stock so they wonít rub as much/at all on turns on the inside. How much would they need to be spaced out? What backspacing would I need on the wheel or wheel spacers? Thanks!
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:53 AM
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I have a set of 15x8, with 4.5" backspacing, and there's enough room to clear a 10.50" tire at full lock. You might could get away with 11.50", but it's going to be pretty close to the frame and sway bar at full lock.

You could run with less backspacing, and have room for the bigger tire, but you'll run into issues with the fender, if you don't have enough lift

For reference, I'm running 33x10.50 on a 6" suspension lift
 
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