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backspacing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by freakdave, May 12, 2005.

  1. freakdave

    freakdave Registered Member

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    how much for stock lift and 16 or 17" wheels.
    how much for 2 1/2" lift and same wheels.
    have heard 3 3/4 and 4 1/2, which is it.
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    There isn't a real clearance issue on the 73-91 rigs. You could run either one, it would be more preference and tire size. Bigger tires will fit better with 4.5" spacing(in away from the fenders more).
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Less backspacing puts more stress on just about all of your axles' components as well. Not a big deal with 1 ton axles but it can cause problems elsewhere.
     
  4. freakdave

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    so a 17X8 rim with 4.5 backspacing and 265/70/17 tires will look fine and work fine (stock lift). your 2 cents.........
     

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