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different backspacing on front vs. rear?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Benifits besides looks and maybe stability in using like a 3.00" BRB<font color="white">takes it</font>in the rear and 4" in the front? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i think the real question is: why do u wanna do this?

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    i think the real question is: why do u wanna do this?

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    Looks basically /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    untuck the rear tires a little
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    [​IMG] &lt;--- to this

    added pics
     
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    whatever floats ur boat i guess. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif what about when u rotate ur tires tho? gonna remount all of em?

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    whatever floats ur boat i guess. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif what about when u rotate ur tires tho? gonna remount all of em?

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    Who knows, I've only done that twice on these tires and they have 50K miles on them. Just switch sides I guess /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I dont think I have ever seen sears take my center caps off when they rotate them /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    i think the real question is: why do u wanna do this?

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    Looks basically /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    untuck the rear tires a little
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] &lt;--- to this

    added pics

    [/ QUOTE ] You can get spacers for the rear (1.5" per side) that will line the tires up with the fronts. Think about that when it's time to rotate the tires. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Get spacers here [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, i just run spacers... works for me and any wheel can be installed front...rear...where ever.

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    I have to run different spacing from front to rear I have a dana 60 front and a dana 70 rear from a dually that is 4" wider so the rear wheels have 2" more backspacing than the front. and if they needed rotated I would do it myself they are on beadlocks but it doesnt get driven much on the street mostly trailered to the trails. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I wouldn't do different rims. I was thinking the same thing. I was gonna look into the spacers. I have 15x10's with 33's on my 76. They tick out in the front, but are under in the rear. I have flares for the truck. They look ok on the front, but on the rear...I think it looks stupid!
     
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    Yeah, I run hummer rims with 3.5" front BS and 2.5" on the back. Rotating them is a once a year deal anyway, the hummers arnt TOO bad to dismount, just a little time with an impact.
     
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    Did anybody else notice when they did there disk brake swap on the rear with the 14 bolt that there WMS to WMS gained about 1/4"? Not much but I did notice it. What drew my attention to it was the lugs looked shorter. Anyway this thread made me think of it and was curious if anybody else noticed it.
     

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