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Dumb Question - Backspacing - Need Help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I tried searching past posts on this matter and there are hundreds of posts on several dozen threads. I am now planning to get the 16 inch rims for my 14B FF but I do not know much about back spacing or offset. US Wheel only offers a few rims in black that are 8 lug and they are all 16X8 - there are no 16X10 (what is the difference?). The back spacing is 6.5. Are 15X10 better than 16X8? I do not mind grinding the calipers but I just want the tires and rims with the best performance for street driving with some off roading. Straight answers are welcome.

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  2. Boss

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    6.5" backspace?? Sheesh!!
    here are my wheels for sale http://coloradok5.com/gallery/BeforeNAfter
     
  3. BLUESMAN

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    Go to www.USWHEEL.com. They have alot of wheels to choose from.If you are going with 16" wheels,no grinding of the calipers are ness.I believe that the back spacing is 3.75 to 4.125".I just ordered my 15x8" "trackers" thru Summit Racing at $40 each.Take note Summit does not list all the wheels they can get,but by searching for part# it comes up.Search for #USW-series#-then part#(USW-05-5880).Good luck and Summit offers free shipping.
     

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