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Old 06-13-2014, 01:57 AM   #1
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Wheel questions on Cragar Soft 8's

Anyone have any direct down the side shot showing exactly how much wheel/tire sticks out with these wheels? I found alot of angle side shots but it doesnt really show how much sticks out. Or even a direct picture from the top of the flare would be great too.

Also how much mpg was affect by running a 16x8 steel wheel?
Im looking to go with duratrac 285/75/16 but only tire available is a load range e YIKES!!!! Not sure how smooth of a ride its going to be!!!!!
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Wheel width, and Backspacing, will be the determining factors!

You may find a picture in the Tire/Wheel section of the forum!

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Thanks Ive been searching for a week or so and found a few pics, thanks to some members but they are the level 8 with 4" bs.
Ive been pm'ing some others but no responses back that do have them on. Alot of members havent signed in for a very long time tho. So I figured I would get better results taking a thread out. Ive searched the tire/wheels section but most are diagonal shots. Im looking for a direct down the side shot.
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15x8 4" backspace 33x12.5x15 Duratracs



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LT285/75/16 on a 16x8 rim with 4.5 backspace ..........

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Old 06-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it but anyone with 285/75/16 with 5" bs?
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The tires will stick one inch further than what is shown in the above pictures.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #8
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Quote:
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The tires will stick one inch further than what is shown in the above pictures.
With a 5 inch backspacing, they will tuck one inch further under the flairs. Numerically lower backspacing moves the tires outward.
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I think I forgot a critical word in my post. Oops. I did mean they will stick in one inch further. My bad.
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Thanks alot guys. Ill have to mess with my tires and wheels and see how it all looks. Again thanks for the photos. At least I can compare now.
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I have wanted Cragar Super Sports since I was a kid. Never had them. When I was ready to buy wheels* for my 2012 JKU I called them to see if they would fit. The tech guy said "maybe with spacers". No thanks. I hate that.

*not "rims"
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:50 PM   #12
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Wheel spacers didnt sound to good to me either. I had to check my local laws to see if there were any against them as well. Which according to PA anything over 1/4" is illegal. I would really like to find a nice set of black aluminum 16x8's but the bs is 4" and I think with 33's and a 4" its just too much stick out for my liking.

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