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maximum backspacing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunter, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. hunter

    hunter Registered Member

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    I have a 1989 Jimmy, 4" lift and 33's. I want to get some new tires/wheels but alot that I want in the size/style are 4.5" backspacing.

    Is 4.5" backspacing too much and would hit the tie rod ends?

    What is the maximum I can run?
     
  2. K5Jimmy

    K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I had some with 4"....it rubbed the right front tie rod end, but cleared the left side....stock is 3 5/8", thinkin you may be able to push it to 3 7/8" on some vehicles.....4 1/2" will not work....I'd trial fit anything other than stock backspacing before purchase, or figure on using a spacer (which may require longer studs)
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    I ran 4.25 on my truck and had room to spare. That was on a stock D44 in a '78.
     
  4. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have 4.25 on mine with no issues!
     
  5. Jimmy4matt

    Jimmy4matt Registered Member

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    I'm running 4 3/4" 0n 15" wheels on my '71 dana 44 with no problems.
     

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