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Wheel size

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by clubba68, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. clubba68

    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I am about to order wheels (present from my parents for Christmas), and I just need some input. I am going to go with either 15x10 or 15x8. I am going to be running some 35x15x15 SSR's to begin with, and probably moving down to some BFG 35x12.50x15's after that or something comparable, although I may decide that I really like the SSR's and buy another set when these are toast. So, 15x10 or 15x8? Also, how much backspacing? I am going to be running 14bff rear and D44 8 lug up front w/ 4 wheel disc, but I want to purchase wheels with backspacing that will work with a D60 because I will inevitably step up to one sooner or later, and I don't want to have to go out and buy new wheels then. I would like to just shave the calipers down on it and keep the same wheels.
    15x10 with what backspacing?
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    15x8 with what backspacing?
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    Ideas of your own? (Besides 15x2 Shannon) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thanks,
    Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  2. 4xrick

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    if you are running 15x15 i would go 15x10 not sure about the backspacing though
    i dont even know what mine are but when i was runng 14.5s i hadjust a little rub when flexin
     
  3. jekbrown

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    yeah, got 15x10 especially if there is even the chance that you might run bigger tires later on.

    AFA backspacing goes I'd recommend 3-3.5" of bs. From what I understand really small backspacing (like 2.5") can be tough on your bearings... and big bs like 4.25" will require you to grind a lot of material off your calipers (been there, done that!). something in the low-to-mid 3 range seems to be a good compromise.

    j
     
  4. shane74

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    15x10...3-3.5" of bs

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    Yup. Them's the right numbers! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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