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Old 02-18-2008, 02:05 PM
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New Wheels maybe - backspacing

I just got my tires rotated and balanced at a shop today. The tech was not careful and dinged up my wheels and center caps. They should be replacing all 4 due to the damage. Here is my question. I currently have 325/65R18 Cooper STT's on Ultra Predator 18x9 with a 5.5inch back space and +14mm offset. I have no rubbing issues with my leveling kit. I was thinking of going with the 18x10, 4.5inch backspace and -25mm offset. Will this combo work? Are there any downsides? Will this combo cause problems with adding a lift later on?
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:55 PM
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any opinions, suggestions?
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:04 PM
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Whats wrong with the combo you have now? why change it? I can see changing rims, but why offset?
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I have 18x9 procomp forged strykers with the 4.5 inch backspacing. I dont believe you will have any rubbing. I have a 6 inch lift and 37x13.50, I only had to cut maybe a .25 inch off the plastic under the bumper and small cutout just inside the fender flare, I still rub a little turning into inclined driveways but that it.you wont rub on the frame or the radius arm. The only downside to running the 4.5inch backspacing is that If youre truck is not outfitted with large fender flares, youre truck will be filthy after the first puddle. Hopefully this helps some. Good luck in getting the wheels.
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^^^ I agree; I'm running the same backspacing and 13.5" wide tires and have slight rubbing at full turn and I also have the problem of keeping it clean because the tires stick out a good 1.5" You can see it below...
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:19 AM
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I just like the looks of the deeper 4.5 backspace, a little more tire sticking out. These tires already keep the truck filthy so I already planned on getting some fender flares.
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Well then I'd say go for it.
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I agree with the abouve post. go for it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:56 AM
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Well, the original wheels are back ordered for who knows how long, so I went with these instead. MKW-M19, 18x10 with 4.5 backspace. I'll post pics when they are installed.


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Any pics yet???
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