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Scott1981
02-10-2006, 12:52 PM
15X8 5-5.5 R2.5BS
In a black steel rockcrawler is what I am looking at. I want about 1/3 or the tire to stick outside the body and about 2/3 tucked under the fender. Looing to increase standce and also stop the tires from rubbing on the front springs. About to order probably this weekend just wanted to make sure I have everything right.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/products/productLine.asp?cat=WHE&prodline=534&catName=WHEELS&man=TECH

Bull
02-10-2006, 01:39 PM
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/suzuki.htm
These are the ones I have and they have a nice stance with 31x10.50x15 BFG AT KO's. They are cheap and look really good, makes the Zuk track about as wide as my buddies' Heep Wrangler.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e379/Bull1/family018.jpg

Scott1981
02-10-2006, 02:25 PM
Excellent, those look great. I am buying them from a friend locally who owns a offroad shop but that looks like exactly what I am ordering. He is getting them to me for $60 tax and shipping included ea. Thanks!

Zee
02-10-2006, 07:38 PM
Here is another place to get good deals on wheels.
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http://www.daymotorsports.com/product/1307/c/1/

Scott1981
02-13-2006, 09:00 AM
just to confirm this backspacing will push the tires out away from the body right? and the bolt pattern is correct? 15X8 5-5.5 R2.5BS ?

Billjohn
02-13-2006, 12:14 PM
just to confirm this backspacing will push the tires out away from the body right? and the bolt pattern is correct? 15X8 5-5.5 R2.5BS ?

Yes, and yes.

Backspacing is the measurement from the mounting surface on the wheel (in back) to the back edge of the rim.

Standard backspacing on an 8" wide rim is between 3.5" and 3.75" depending on the manufacturer. If you see a rim advertised with 2.5" backspacing, this will push the tire out from the axle (body) 1"-1.25".

Hope this helps.