I tried searching for some of this but I didn't find an answer. Maybe I just suck at searching.
I recently bought a '90 Ext. Cab, 3.0, 5 spd, 4wd, SR5 truck. It's got some ugly aftermarket "turbine" looking wheels (15x7) and 235/75/15 tires. The tires are almost gone and I need to get a new set. I'd like to get some 15x8 wheels while I'm at it and move up in tires size. I'm still flip-flopping between 31's and 32's. My questions:
1) What backspacing should I get on the 8" wheels? The guy at Discount Tire was saying I should go with about 4". I think that sounds like too much. I want the tires/wheels to give a wider stance.
2) Anybody got a suggestion on a cheap chrome wheel? I don't like the black wheel look with the white/blue stripe truck.
3) Has anyone gone with 32's and been horribly unhappy with the power loss? I'm not looking to change gearing unless I stumble on the right stuff at pull-a-part.
4) Is it possible to drop the front diff around 1-2 inches on this generation truck?
Sorry for the kind of lengthy post. Thanks for any help.
Last edited by gt0987; 03-22-2005 at 08:56 AM.