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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »

I have 32Ē TSLís on 15x7 Centerlines on mine. The narrower wheel helps keep the bead set when aired down. Not sure on back spacing though. Canít find a pic as the gallery went poof when the site crashed.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2018, 04:07:21 PM »

I started with 31 BFG AT on Einki wheels. 15X9 I have a 5.5 of back space or 1.5 negative offset from center depending on rim manufacture. I have pic floating around but I think they are with 33's on the same rims.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 01:25:58 PM »

I don't have a pic at the moment but I have an 88 Samurai with aprox 4.5" of suspension lift. I run 30x9.5x15 on the Pro Comp 97 Series wheel which is 15x8 and 2.5" backspace. The wheel part number is 97-5885R2.5. Not sure what color options they have for this other than black but you could easily have them painted. IMHO, it's a great steel wheel option for the Samurai and the perfect backspace.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 07:11:25 PM »

I don't have a pic at the moment but I have an 88 Samurai with aprox 4.5" of suspension lift. I run 30x9.5x15 on the Pro Comp 97 Series wheel which is 15x8 and 2.5" backspace. The wheel part number is 97-5885R2.5. Not sure what color options they have for this other than black but you could easily have them painted. IMHO, it's a great steel wheel option for the Samurai and the perfect backspace.

Sounds like a perfect fit for what I'm looking for. I only have the 2" shackle kit so I hope their is enough room for these.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 07:40:50 AM »

I don't have a pic at the moment but I have an 88 Samurai with aprox 4.5" of suspension lift. I run 30x9.5x15 on the Pro Comp 97 Series wheel which is 15x8 and 2.5" backspace. The wheel part number is 97-5885R2.5. Not sure what color options they have for this other than black but you could easily have them painted. IMHO, it's a great steel wheel option for the Samurai and the perfect backspace.

Does this setup stick out if the flares and if so how much? I do want to widen my Sami a bit.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 06:45:38 AM »

It does, I'd say by 2 or 3 inches. I'll try to snap a few pics and post them later today or tomorrow so you can get an idea.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 03:21:44 PM »

As promised, here's some pics. Mines been stored for a long time & needs a bath!!
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 07:13:10 PM »

As promised, here's some pics. Mines been stored for a long time & needs a bath!!

Excellent!! Thanks much for the pics!! You might have to kick some critters out of that one before you get in!
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 08:13:30 PM »

Well if anyone else is torn between what backspace for 30" tires they want, here is a pic of what I did. I found 4 ford rims and put on a set of BFG 30x9.5x15. I was pretty much set on a 2.5 backspace but these rims (3.75 backspace) showed up on craigslist so I figured try them. I'm glad I went with 3.75. They do poke out from stock flares just enough to get the wider stance I wanted. Hopefully the pic helps. I did have to trim a bit of my new bumper and a tad on the Sami side too. Not too tuff to do.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 09:10:27 PM »

Nice looking samurai!
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 09:35:33 PM »

Beautiful Samurai. I really like the way that tire set up looks. I always have liked pizza cutters.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 11:02:57 PM »

Dang, definitely puts mine to shame. Thinking I should probably delete my pics.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 06:53:34 AM »

Thanks guys.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 08:38:45 AM »

That looks pretty good! Maybe in summer I can see it in person!
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »

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