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Tire/rim question
« on: November 21, 2018, 08:34:42 AM »

All the research I have done to try and figure out what backspace I need for a setup like the pic I'm still confused. From what I hopefully have learned is I can use my 2" lift with 30x9.5x15 tires. I want to stay away from spacers so what backspace do you think is in this pic. Also the clearance looks a little tight, will these rub on the flares?
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 10:56:25 AM »

I went with Ford alloy wheels with a two inch increase back space. I got them for $75.00 for set of 5. Found  them after my two inch spacers showed up  my luck. Running 33X12.50x15
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 08:24:51 PM »

Anyone have any pics of 30x9.5x15x8 on a Sami?
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 11:34:49 PM »

Smallish tire for usnbut we have 20 some rigs at the shop maybe I can find something close and snap a pic. The rims on the blue tintop are 4.5” or 4.75” back spacing so not what we are into in the West. We prefer wider stance on 2.5” back spacing
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 03:54:54 AM »

These said they were 31s but they measured 30. That has the old shackle reverse and I made longer read shackles for the rear to level it out.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 03:57:13 AM »

Same vehicle with with 235s that measured 29"
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 05:42:34 AM »

These said they were 31s but they measured 30. That has the old shackle reverse and I made longer read shackles for the rear to level it out.

Any idea what backspace on those are? Hard to tell how much they stick out.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 12:20:56 PM »


Those are stock Ford pickup rims, I don't remember the back space but was around 4". The tread of either set of tires was flush with the flairs as that is where the edge of the rim was.


The 30" tires would rub the frame in tight turns and almost killed 5th gear. The fuel mileage on the 29s was about 4-5 mpg better also,
It had stock gears.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 07:27:16 PM »


Those are stock Ford pickup rims, I don't remember the back space but was around 4". The tread of either set of tires was flush with the flairs as that is where the edge of the rim was.


The 30" tires would rub the frame in tight turns and almost killed 5th gear. The fuel mileage on the 29s was about 4-5 mpg better also,
It had stock gears.

Good to know. Not much highway driving for me with this rig, and a 3.75 to 2.5 backspace would hopefully take care of tire rub. I dont mind some hanging out the side of the flares just not sure if a 2.5 backspace is too much. Any more pics of 2.5 backspace.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 10:50:44 PM »

I usually have requests for dozens of pictures a week so they tend to not happen text me at7144882272 that may help me to remember to take more pics
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 12:52:34 PM »

I usually have requests for dozens of pictures a week so they tend to not happen text me at7144882272 that may help me to remember to take more pics

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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2018, 08:36:05 PM »

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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 07:11:24 PM »

So here's the million dollar question? Are these rims 15x7 with what backspace? 30x9.5.15 tires.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2018, 10:49:19 PM »

Just a bottle of Jack will do.

Stick a tape measure thru the hole in the rim have someone one hold it level with the edge of the rim. You can see if it’s a 8”  which is what most steel rims like that are
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2018, 04:38:08 AM »

Just a bottle of Jack will do.

Stick a tape measure thru the hole in the rim have someone one hold it level with the edge of the rim. You can see if it’s a 8”  which is what most steel rims like that are

Sounds easy, if it was my ride  ;)  This is the set up I'm looking for just want to make sure I don't end up with the skinny tractor tire look. Pretty sure your dead on with with it being an 8" rim. Thanks..
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