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well i'm just thinking of going from my 15s to 16s....anyone got any random 16s with 33s or 35s they wanna part with - i'll trade ya my 15s and 33s? anyway, this really isnt a for sure thing, just something i'd do if i got the opportunity. i know the tires are more expensive, but, ehh [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 15x8 to 16x8...curiosity

Are you running about 5" of backspacing with those 15"s or do they just barely clear? Just wondering if clearance/backspacing is the reason you're wanting to go up to 16"s. And of course tires will be more expensive, but the peace of mind is worth it in my opinion.
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the BS is 3.75". I had to grind the corner down on the caliper, but the 15s fit. i just wanted to change the look of my truck a little bit. the asthetic difference is subtle, but there is a difference [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I have some stock steel and aluminum rims but no tires. I am willing to part with them for little more than shipping. Let me know. I have no idea what they weight but the Al. ones are the Z71 stock and the steel are Scottsdale trim stock.
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Thankx for the offer, but I didn't want to go back to stockers. I still have my aluminum 16x7s with fairly new BFG 265s in the garage [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: 15x8 to 16x8...curiosity

Them is some close fittins! I would think that the bolt coming off the lower ball joint would be your problem, but not with only 3.75" backspacing. And yes, I realize when I said 5" of backspacing I was thinking backwards and meant less. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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ohh yeah, that bolt came close [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] in fact, i still kinda get the chills every time i crawl under and see it [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

anyway, clearance isn't the issue on why i want to go to 16s. i just want to move to a different look by way of the stance. i've ran the 15s/33s for well over a year now without any problems.
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