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Old 03-07-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Wheel and Tire Advice, Please.

Hey guys (and gals),

Need some buying advice as I'm growing frustrated trying to find exactly what I want locally or online. I think this would be easy to find, but I'm not having any luck.

Can anyone tell me of the best place to get a set of 15x8 black steel wheels (the ones w/ the red and blue pinstripe) and 31x10.5x15 (or 32x11.5) all terrain tires for a good price? I've found places that have a great deal on the rims, but then they only carry Goodyear tires, and I've found places w/ great deals on tires, but then they only carry more expensive rims. I'm trying to keep this under or close to $700. Do I need to up my budget? Off brand tires are fine w/ me. I found a set of General AT's that I like.

I'd like to be able to order everything online and have them mounted/balanced from the same vendor. Any good experiences that anyone's had?

Thanks for any help and reading my stupid question. Frustration is setting in.

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I bought my rims (no pinstripes) from Summit and my tires from 4wheelparts.com. Had Walmart mount and balance - around $60 for 5.

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Im with scottin, i am getting my cragars from summit for 211 shipped (for 5). The tires I will probably end up getting from 4wd, but from what I have found they are all within 3 dollars of eachother. So it just comes down to monthly deals and/or shipping. And a buddy of mine is mounting and balancing for a case of beer.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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I need a buddy like that. Summit is 20 mins from my house, so it looks like I'm just going to be going w/ them. It's going to be a little over $800 w/ mounting and balancing and tax. I can drive up there and pick them up and save myself some money that way.

Does anyone know what offset I need?
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:48 PM   #5
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im not exactly sure 05, im going to look to see what everybody says on this. I am going with the 15x8 cragars and 32x11.5 bfg at's. I am going to go with the 4.00 backspacing but i am curious to see what everybody else says.
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Or is the correct question what backspacing do I need?
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:24 PM   #7
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Does anyone know what the backspacing is on the stock 15x8 Gambler rims?
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3.75 or 4 in will be fine with 10.5 to 11.5 in wide tires
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Yeah, I don't want it to stick out much past the flares, so I'm looking at 4".

Does anyone run more than 4" BS on a 8" wheel?

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