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Max backspacing on 16.5" wheels and a D60 front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    What's the max backspacing you can have with 16.5" wheels and a D60 front?

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  2. thatK30guy

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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    I don't know but my Weld Racing wheels have a 4 5/8" back spacing.
    I doubt you would want to go any deeper than that.
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    I think The ORD blazer has like 7" of backspacing! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    Yeah, but the ORD Jimmy does not have front springs. It has coil-overs. Coil-overs allow more room for the tires/wheels to move in and out. But, if you go to the ORD site, you will see the pic of the link bars and there will be a rubbing mark where the paint has been rubbed off by the tire contact. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif And this is with the 7" back spacing you say. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    The ORD Jimmy has 5" of backspacing on the 16.5" Trailready beadlocks.

    Will
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    thatk30guy

    Here are the plans with my dad's new toy:

    4" lift
    38 x some size tire x 16 or 16.5
    Fender trimming
    Possibly relocating the axles within the wheel wells
    (centering them ORD offset add-a-leaf)

    Ohh forgot to mention it's an m1008 /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    That's why I was interested in the backspacing of 16.5 wheels. He doesnt want to grind the D60 calipers to fit 15" and I don't blame him, so we have been looking into 16" and 16.5" wheels. We have seen that there is more of a tire selection with 16.5" so that might determine what size wheels he runs. What do you think?

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    Whatever you guys decide, I would recommend using the 16" rims since they have a lip to seat the beads.

    16.5" rims are designed where the bead will pop every time you air down the tires too low. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    You might want to look into hummer beadlocks--16.5, street leagal beadlocks--not real cheap though after you have to modify the centers to deal with the 7" of backspacing they come with /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. Just my .02 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    Would it be OK to use aluminum spacers on the front axle as well as the rear axle with the hummer beadlocks? I plan on using the stock front axle on a 3/4 ton burb till I can get a D60 dually front to acomodate to offset. I will use 4" aluminum spacers in the rear and will use them in the front for awhile (if it's OK) too.
     
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    Re: Max backspacing on 16.5\" wheels and a D60 front

    Sorry not able to help you on this one--don't have any experience with wheel spacers. Maybe someone else could guide you in the right direction /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    Also try doing a search in this forum I think I remeber someone else having the similar question about spacers with hummer beadlocks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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