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Old 10-21-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about tire/rim sizes?

I have to order a matching spare I know what brand and model it is, I just need to figure out what size to get it to match the others.

The rim is a Cragar soft 8 397 series. The tires that are on them say LT245/57R16. How can I tell how much backspacing the rim has?

These are the sizes these wheels come in.

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1 5x4.5 15x10 4.0
2 5x4.5 15x7 4.0
3 5x4.5 15x8 4.0
4 5x4.5 16x7 4.0
5 5x4.5 16x8 5.00

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 10-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Measure your wheel's backspacing like this... from the backside of the wheel. The yellow tape measure is measuring the wheel's amount of backspacing between the rear-most edge of the wheel to its mounting surface.

Of the two dimension of backspacing you list, odds are it is 4.0"

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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That and you can cross off
1 5x4.5 15x10 4.0
2 5x4.5 15x7 4.0
3 5x4.5 15x8 4.0

Seeing as you have a 16 inch rim per the tire size you listed. LT245/57R16
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #4
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betcha its 16x7 4.00 bs.

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Old 01-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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Currently I have stock 17x7.5 rims and supposedly they have 6.25 backspacing and 44.45 mm offset. I upgraded tires to 285/70/17 tires. I put 1.5 inch wheel spacers on there too. My question is I want the tires to stick out another 1 to 2 inches. They dont stick out even with the spacers. Is that because of the 6.25 backspacing? Do I need to get 17x8 or 17x9 rims and less offset? If so what would be appropriate? I am so confused.
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