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Backspacing question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by firefighter184, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Might sound like a lamo question, but how is backspacing accomplished? I know that when I go to much bigger tires, I'll need to push the wheels to the outside a bit. How? Do I just go out and spend the $65.00 per piece for the billet aluminum spacers, or is there another way?
    Educate me, school sure as hell didn't /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    You can actually buy rims with different backspacing. Backspacing is measured from WMS to the outside of the rim on the inside.
     
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    The smaller the backspacing, the more the wheel/tire will stick out of the fender. Stock on these trucks is around 4". I currently have 2.75" backspacing on my 15x8" wheels and you can see how the rear lines up well with the fenders. (pics in the link in my sig)
     
  4. firefighter184

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    Thanks for the info. God bless CK5 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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