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ZR2 Wheel Replacement

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:22 AM
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I want to toss out this question. I have a 2001 ZR2 and I really like the stock wheels it came with. I had a new set of tires installed last year and the shop said the rims were shot and were cracked. Well turns out, he was right as I have to add air to three of them virtually every week. Per a couple of wheel refurbishment places I called around here, the cost is 150-180 per wheel. So on to buying new rims I go....

I see this set of 42 Series Rock Crawlers on Summit website and they are the right size 15in x 7in x 5.75 bolt but have a backspace of only 4.5 inches. I know I need 6 inches. Is it as easy as buying 1.5 in back spacers to achieve the proper fitment? Contrary to their name, I most certainly will not be doing any rock crawling... I just like their simple look. Also, will the 4.5 back space of this wheel mean the stock 31x10.5x15 tire wont fit? I have a feeling that this may not be a simple swap of the wheels if that is the case......

I have searched and the selection of wheels with a 6in backspace is pretty bad (and limited). I have not found anything I liked from Jegs or Summit...

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Old 02-14-2017, 04:26 PM
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go with the 0 offset on the pacer wheel to give that more aggressive look that you seem to be shooting for but you shouldn't need any spacers.
 
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Ah, thanks for that reply and after reading your response to what I wrote, I had my understanding backwards. If I go with the wheels with the 4.5 inches of backspace, I believe the wheels will stick out past the fenders 1.5 inches more. With the 1.5 spaces, they would stick out 3 inches and this is the opposite of what i wanted...

I was looking to keep everything as stock as possible.

That was my bad, as I got mixed up with backspacing, off sets etc....
 
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They will work but if you still have the flarettes up front you may end up rubbing them. Look up Stockton wheels on the web. I ordered some 15X8's with 5.5" of bs a few years back. Same type of black steelies.
 
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Thanks for the solid Stockton tip.

I will reach out to them.
 
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