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Backspacing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I was just on the phone with The satin store for 4x4 parts. [​IMG]

    I was looking for 8 lug 15x10's and they had some but they are 3" backspacing. Is this going to cause me some major problems or what? I was planning on trimming the fenders once I get the 35 SSR's. Comments please!!!!!

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    These are to go on my 14 FF conversion along with the 8 lug 10 bolt stuff from Rdrage!

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    Your tires will stick out.

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    I got 8 lug 16" wheels, 15x8 with 4" of backspacing, and the turning radius is good etc. I would think that 3 was possible too little.

    I'd try to go 4 or even 4.5"

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    Theres no way I could go more than 4". The 15x10's I have right now are 4" and they are the absolute maximum I could run as far as the front goes. My tie-rods are only 3/16 away from the rim now.

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    My 15x10's are 3 5/8" as near as I can tell. With 36 x 12.5" TSL's on them they stick out about 2 1/2" past the fender in the front and about 1 1/2" in the rear. My overall width in the front is 85" just for comparison...

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    <font color=blue>Mine are 4 1/8" and I have no clearance problems.</font color=blue>
     
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    well, like they say, every vehicle is different. the 4" backspacing is perfect on my K5.

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    Ok, but we are talking for the 14 bolt comversion as well.
    Maybe with the 3" backspacing on the rear I wont have to grind at all.
    I just dont know about getting the front end any wideer!

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    I'm wondering what size rim's your trying to run??? I'm running 16x8" wheels.

    I've got a 14B FF on the rear with the 4" backspacing. (I do also have the rear disk break conversion which may make a difference)

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    !5 inch with 3 inch or 4 1/8 will clear without grinding on a 14ff. It is the front that has to have grinding done to fit 15in wheels. I have 4 1/8 backspacing on mine so I can keep the tires from sticking out as much.

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    15 inch with 3 inch or 4 1/8 will clear without grinding on a 14ff. It is the front that has to have grinding done to fit 15in wheels. I will have 4 1/8 backspacing on mine so I can keep the tires from sticking out as much.

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