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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 12:35 AM
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Some general wheel questions here that will really make me sound like a novice!! ;o)

First of all i have a 1988 4WD S-15 Jimmy and am getting to ready to get new wheels and tires for it after a 3" body lift and a 1.5 inch torsion/add a leaf raise. I'm kinda confused about the different measurements for wheels. I understand the bolt spacing measurement that parts easy but what i don't understand is the backspace and offset measurement and how you know what you need. I noticed that the most likely place for my soon to be new tires to rub will be the frame of the truck when turning sharply. So to me that means i need to have the tires away from the truck a little more. Please help me with all these terms and 1 more - I plan on getting 32" tires hopefully if they fit - does it matter if I get a 15X7 or will i need a 15X8 and how do i know?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2001, 06:52 PM
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Re: general wheel questions

anyone?????????????

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Re: general wheel questions

Depends how wide your tires are gonna be, I wouldnt put anything wider than 10.5 on a 7 inch rim, as far as backspacing goes, stock is 6 inches, I know you want to stay relatively close to that on these trucks because the wheel wells are pretty small. Hope that helps a little bit

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