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Unread 01-11-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Wheel backspacing

I am going to upgrade my tires and wheels to 32" x15.

At this point I plan to buy Goodyear Wrangler MTR's 32x 11.5 tires.

Need to select 15" alum. wheels.

How do I determine what backspacing is required to prevent tires rubbing when turning?

Putting on OME 2" lift first.

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Unread 01-11-2015, 12:35 PM   #2
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5" or less backspacing in order to have enough room for 11.50 wide tires.

4" is pretty common for 15" aftermarket wheels. This will work fine, it'll just put the wheel/tire combo a little further outwards than necessary.

If you think you will run the common 12.50 width tire someday, you will need 4.5" or less backspacing.

Do you have strict tire coverage laws in your state?
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