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Backspacing?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wickedk5, May 6, 2000.

  1. wickedk5

    wickedk5 Registered Member

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    What's the minimum backspacing on wheels are needed to clear the steering components?
     
  2. '73 K5

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    I made sure to get something in between 3.5 and 3.75. The AE 589's are 3 5/8 for a 15x10. Thats what I got. I used to have 4 inch backspaced rims on a '79 Blazer and they rubs the tie rod ends like a mofo. It sucked. A lot of the cheap 15x10 inch rims ARE 4 inches, so watch out and ask before you order.

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