Will this Rim and Tire Set Up Fit?


5 Year Member
Oct 21, 2006
I'm looking at running a U.S. Wheel 15x8 rim 3.75 backspacing with a 275/50-15R Hoosier Drag Radial section width 10.8 or a 275/50-15R BF Goodrich Drag Radial section width 11.3.
If anyone could help I'd appreciate it.
My Nitto 245/50-16R Drag Radials section width 9.8 fit no problem with my 16x8 Detroit Cobra rims back spacing 5.125.
I'm concerned with the different back spacing affecting the fit.
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that back spacing will make your rear tire sit out past your wheel well. you really do need a 5.5 inch back spaced tire. Well as you stated you got away with 5.1 inch backspace. Even my 4.5 inch back spaced tires for my slicks rub my wheel well lip. a 3.75 inch backspace will not work.
How about if I went with Summit Draglite replica's 15x8 with 4.5 back spacing.
Would a 275/50R15 section width 10.8 or 11.3 fit ok? Or should I go with a 235/60R15 section width 9.5 to be safe ?
Thanks again.
the 275 tire fits nicely on the 8 inch wide rim. That 4.5 inch back space as i stated before will put the tires right under the wheel well lip. If the car is lowered at all the lip will probably sit on the tire.