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I know, dead subject but I still got ???'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, May 10, 2001.

  1. solowookie

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    I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    Hey,

    I'm wondering what backspacing I should be looking at...

    I'm going to be running 33's, 35's, or 36's that will be 12.5" wide... I don't ever plan on going to a wider tire. For a lot of off-roading around here a narrower tire is more desireable to get down past the muddy clay to the good stuff...

    From what I understand I would be considering between 4" and 4.5"...

    I'll be running a 14B FF and a D44 up front (8 lug)...

    Suggestions always welcome...

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  2. CaptCrunch

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    Re: I know, dead subject/backspacing

    Yeah Solo... I'm debating the same thing and asked with in another post and got no reply. What is everyone else running?

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    I'll try and measure mine out this weekend and get back to you. Be careful though, the inside weights on mine just catch the tie rod every once and a while and get knocked off (PIA).

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  4. solowookie

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    that would be great... if your weights hit it then I'd try to make it a bit smaller then yours...

    Thanks,

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  5. Wheels

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    Back spacing on mine is 3.75". There is about a 3/16" clearance from tie rod end to rim. Take a straight edge and lay it across the hub (you'll have to thread it between the studs) and with a ruler measure the distance from the straight edge to the tie rod end.
     
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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    hey wheels, thanks for the info... I've been looking at 8 lug wheels, and I think I'll have to end up going 4 1/2 on a 16x10 or 4 on a 16x8... I'll try to keep it at a minimum...

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    I had 35x12.5 with no rubbing. My brother has the rims now though. I'm going to visit tonight so I can measure the back spacing if you still need to know by the time I get there.

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    I used factory rims for a long time with 35 bfg mt's. They are 15x8's. Not sure about backspacing, I'm sure someone on here knows stock backspacing.

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    yeah if you can measure up MaxCrack that would be cool. Thanks

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    yea, let us know... unfortunately I just picked up a set of 14B FF and a dana 44 up front thats 8 lug to match... don't think the stock rims will work for me...

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    Hey sorry, I didn't get down there this weekend. I will stop by before class tonight if I get all my homework done. (sshhh! don't tell my boss I'm doing at work) Otherwise, definately tomorrow night. Again, sorry about the delay.

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    hey, no problem... just glad for the assistance!

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    Hell O,

    I FINALLY made it down there to measure the rims that used to be mine before I tried to rip my front axle in half. I had 35x12.5 BFG All terrains on 10" rims with 3.5" of back spacing. Nothing rubbed from turning except the rubber on fenders during heavy flex and turning.

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    Re: I know, dead subject but I still got ???\'s

    hey Max, thanks a ton for the info...

    I know this subject has been brought up and is 'dead', but I'd still like to hear more opinions on it...

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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