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Old 12/22/10, 09:02 AM   #1
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Question Early Bronco Wheel offset?

I'm having a frameoff done on my 77 and have decided to go with a 3.5 suspension lift and 33x12.5's. I'm buying wheels right now and plan to get 15x10's. The wheel I like has a -38 offset. Will this work? Or am I causing myself trouble?

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Old 12/22/10, 10:20 AM   #2
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According to the chart I have -38 offset = 4" backspace. You might have to use a 1/2" spacer to not have the tires rub at full lock. There was a thread on this very subject a few days ago. You might want to look it up.
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Old 12/22/10, 10:52 AM   #3
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You may also want to rethink the 10" width

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I'm having a frameoff done on my 77 and have decided to go with a 3.5 suspension lift and 33x12.5's. I'm buying wheels right now and plan to get 15x10's. The wheel I like has a -38 offset. Will this work? Or am I causing myself trouble?

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With that size tire an 8" rim would be better. JMO

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Old 12/22/10, 07:45 PM   #4
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backspace is what you want to look at. I run 4" BS with 15x8s But 3.5" BS is more easy to fit and clear brakes and tie rods.
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Old 12/30/10, 01:40 AM   #5
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My 15x8" wouldnt clear the Knuckles when I put in a 76-77 front end. The 75 bronco in my Avatar is running 15'x10" Western Bullet Rims. and 33" Wrangler R/T's... they looked awesome! the Tread was even with the edge of the flare, and the side wall Balooned out 1/2". This build has 17"x9" rims. and they clear the brakes and knucles. problem is, the 17" rims have a 4.5" backspacing. I had to cough up another $180 for 4 wheel spacers.

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