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american racing rims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88-3/4t-bad boy, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. 88-3/4t-bad boy

    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    ok everybody. what i thought was a set of american racing 16x8 rims were not. they are 16x7's took them off today and read the back. so i need some new wheels. im am thinkin of some american racing baja 16x10 rims. it says they have a 4.5" backspacing. is that good or bad? also a 8 lug pattern for the suburbans is 8-6.5 right? they are on sale and ive always liked these rims. also will the hub centers from my old rims fit on the new. and what size lug nuts do i need? :confused:
     
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    Yes on the lug pattern and that BS will push the wheel out a little for better turning radius befor hiting the springs.
     
  3. 88-3/4t-bad boy

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    so the bs is a good thing? if i want to turn.
     
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    i thought the more backspacing a wheel had the further in it was
     
  5. 88-3/4t-bad boy

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    ok, so which is it. or is 4.5 ok for my sub.
     
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    K5floyd - yes


    .....just think H1 hummer rim with 7.5" backspace on SRW front tucked WAY into the fenders
     
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    isnt stock backspacing like 3.75in, so wouldnt that mean 4.5in backspacing put the wheel further in and not out like 6.2puller said
     
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    bumping this back up because i want to make sure i understand the BS thing because im ordering new wheels
     
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    on a 10in wide wheel. 4.5 is less than half, meaning you got 5.5 sticking out. I have 15x10 with 4.5 and no problem.

    btw, what size of tires are you running and lift? the wider the rim the more problem you might have with fender clearence
     
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    EDIT: so if im running 35x12.50s on stock rims 3.5" BS on a 15x8 wheel should be good to push the tire out just a bit which is what i want

    sorry for the partial hyjack im trying to figure out the wheel thing too
     
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    well i actually am going to order 16.5's they are cheaper and i want to get some dick cepek fc 36x15.50 or 36x16.50. i have a six inch lift.
     
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    what size lugs and crap do i need though?
     
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    so long as the 16.5" wheels have the same bolt pattern theyll mount fine you should be able to use the lug nuts you have now i beleive
     
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    oh. ok. thanks.
     

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