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maximum backspacing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88jimmy4x4, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. 88jimmy4x4

    88jimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I searched and searched but couldnt find the answer I was looking for.

    I have 36x14.50x16 swampers and need some wheels, what is the backspacing I need, or maximum backspacing?

    Most 16x10's I have found in a steel wheel are 4"...will this be okay or should I search for less backspacing?
     
  2. Fry

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    4" is what I was running on my 15x10s. Its fine I wouldn't go more than 4 1/2-5" for sure.
     
  3. 88jimmy4x4

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    Well I tried 4-1/2 yesterday and it wouldnt work, they hit the tie-rods.
     
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    I have like 3 1/4" with my 16.5's
     
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    eaton HD steel wheels are 2.5" of BS standard. if u have tie-tod-hitting issues, ya might go with some of them...

    j
     
  6. Fry

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    I had 16.5" wheels with 5" backspacing and they were so close to the tie rods but didn't hit.
    I personally wouldn't go anymore 4" but thats my opinion. A friend of mine has some rims on his newer style chevy that sticks the tires way out and makes for aweful winter driving with the slush shooting up on the front window.
    I think myself I'm going to stick with 4" or 3.5" on my final set of rims, thats what I'm happy with, then I also don't have johnny law trying to give me a hard time.
     
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    No snow down here Fry...it was like 89 today /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    I am gonna see what I can get tomorrow, probably just end up with some streetlocks in 4" BS. I gotta get this thing on the road soooooooooon. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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