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Unread 02-28-2015, 06:31 AM   #1
CinciTJ
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-15x7 to 15x8 Rims Help-

My first post on here. been searching all over on and off this forum for an answer to this question but can't find it. So I finally made an account to ask. But anyways, my jeep is has the 15x7 rims with 5.5 backspacing and 31x10.5 BFG AT KO's. I've been looking into new rims but just can't figure out which backspacing to get. I am getting the 2" BDS lift in the next week when taxes come haha. Also need that new set of rims to set the stance to my preference. So anyways if I understand how backspacing works, if I got an 8" wide rim with 4" bs, it would stick out 2.5 inches further compared to the stock 15x7 rim with 5.5 bs, because of the 1.5" difference in backspacing, AND the extra inch in width of the rim, right? And if so what are some opinions on what backspacing to get for a 2 inch BDS lift with 15x8 rims? I don't want my tires to stick out too far and look bad, but I want them to stick out from under the fender flares to get the meaner, wider stance. Also have to consider flexing and rubbing/crushing the fender flares. Pictures always help me and help you brag!

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I would look for a 4.5" BS wheel for a 15x8" or maybe a 4" BS wheel for a 15x7 wheel.

Either will work just fine. If your state has tire coverage laws, running 1/2" less BS and/or a 1" narrower wheel may be all it takes to make the inspector happy.
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Awesome. Just what I wanted to hear. Just ordered A full set of Black Rock Series 997 rims with 4.5 of backspacing today. Along with the 2 inch BDS lift kit. Kinda bummed they don't make alloy rims with that kind of backspacing. Or at least I couldn't find any. But I figured that any less backspacing than 4.5 would make the wheels stick 3 or more inches out, which isn't desirable to anyone. Can't wait for it all to show up and then stare at it till I have enough time off work to put it all on!
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