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back spacing??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    right now i have stock tires and wheels on my '89 3/4 suburban. i'm about to get 36x12.50-16 swamper TSLs on 16x8s. what kinda back spacing do i have now? what do i need? would it be better to get a different back spacing to help clear the tires? oh one last thing, how much fender cuttin will i have to do?

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    Keep the same wheels. Backspacing aint gonna help you clear the tires. A SAWS-ALL will though!!![​IMG]
    Whats the lift size you have? That will tell you how much cutting you need to do.[​IMG]

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    only a 4" but i expected to cut my fenders. but i wanna add 1" ORD Add A Leaves on all four corners soon.

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    4" and 36's is where Im heading soon as I can save the money for the tires. YOu'll probably have to cut a fair amount off. But thats just from what I can see looking at mine. So yours could reguire more or less. But the lack of backspacing can cause your wheels to stick out further thus causeing more a of a clearance problem in the front. Need to stick to as close to stock as possible if not try for more backspacing.
    But honestly I'd keep what you have.

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