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backspacing? how much?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    whats a good back spacing to run? i am going to 8 lug and 15 X 10's is the goal. state law lets em stick out 3". i just dont want to stress the lugnuts. i sheered my 6 bolt lugs twice and my gaurdian angels is getting tired of saving my butt.

    thanks

    nathan
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Well what size tires and what axle are you planning? If going with a Dana 44 or 10 bolt front then go no more then 3", I'm running 4 1/8" on my D60 with lots of grinding.
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I ran 4.25" BS on 15x10s on 1/2 ton axles and I thought it was perfect. I'm not a fan of tires that stick way out though. </font color>
     
  4. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I've got 15x10 American Racing outlaw II rims. They are aluminum alloy crap (never again will I buy a rim like that - only steel for me). Anyway, they have 4" backspacing. I insisted that the tire store give me 3 5/8" backspacing, but they insisted otherwise. Well, who was right here? Me. My wheels have stick on wheel weights because the clamp on ones were hitting the tie-rod ends. It's still a very close fit - probably about 1/8"-1/4" space between rim and tie-rod ends.
     
  5. Frank74

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    How about with a 15x10 steel wheel on a 1 ton 14b FF? Would 4 inches clear? How about a front 3/4 ton 8 lug dana 44?
     

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