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Question on 15x10's NON offroad (Sporttruck)

Hi all

I had to change my User ID as I lost my account over at hotmail. Some of you may remember me from my mountaineer restoration thread. Hi all! :thumbsup:

Question.

I'm looking to run a set of 15x10's. My current wheels are gen 1 explorer wheels 15x7's 4.5 backspacing 12mm offset all round. My truck is lowered, about 4 inches in the rear, maybe 4 and 1/2 in the front. I know a lot of guys are running 15x10's with offroad setups (lifted, offroad tires, etc.) But what about the street guys? The Backspacing on offroad explorers/mountaineers is way too aggressive for a lowered expo/mounty. I've searched this forum and google for about the past week or so with no info.

I took some measurements and it seems if I relocate the emergency brake line, I may be able to squeeze a 15x10 with 6.5'BS. I really wanted the 5.5BS but that pushes the wheel out almost 2 inches towards the fender from where it already is now. I'm trying for hellaflush, not hellagringo (no pun intended) I already ordered one wheel for fitment purposes which should be here tomorrow but anxiety is killing me at this point. The rear tires are 275x60x15's which I plan to use on the 10's. Any thoughts?
 






Extendedcab

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Finished up mounting the tires and sizing on the truck. All said and done, I'm fairly happy with the outcome. Here's a couple pictures I took with my phone as soon as they were all mounted.

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Nice truck man she’s beautiful. But what all you do to get it to sit that low how low are you exactly and did you have to c notch it or not?
 






Mbrooks420

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Nice truck man she’s beautiful. But what all you do to get it to sit that low how low are you exactly and did you have to c notch it or not?
You likely won’t get a response, he hasn’t been online here in about 6 years.
 






blakshukvw

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