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optimum backspacing on 14FF *DELETED*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eripley, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. eripley

    eripley 1/2 ton status

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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    With 5.5" backspacing on 8.5" ( /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif) wide rims, you'll be tucking the tires pretty far into the fenders.

    I have 2.75" on 8" wide rims and it looks really good...the tires line up pretty well with the body.

    As far as "will it work"...most likely. What diameter rims are we talking? 15's? 16's? 16.5's? 24's?
    The 15's might cut it close but will probably still work. Any diameter larger than 15 will fit no problem.
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    If these are 15" rims you'll have a heck of a time clearing the front rotors. Think grind all day and night. If they are 16" or larger should clear fine.
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    True. I wasn't thinking about the front axle. You WON'T fit a 5.5" backspaced 15" rim on a 3/4 ton front axle. Not only will the grinding on the calipers and backing plates be ridiculous, but you'll probably have interference problems with the rim and tie-rod.
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    Im sorry these are 17" rims. And I want to run 35x12.50 or 315/70 on them. I should have been more specific.
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

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    Im sorry these are 17" rims. And I want to run 35x12.50 or 315/70 on them. I should have been more specific.

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    H2 rims, by chance? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Time for wheel spacers.
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    okay thanks!
     
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    Re: optimum backspacing on 14FF

    Did GM change the backspacings of their newer trucks? It seems that since the avalance, they have move the backspacing to the outside edge more and more. Did they actually change the spindle offset out more? It would seem that any h2 rim/tire would fit just dandy on any 88+ IFS rig.

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    Im sorry these are 17" rims. And I want to run 35x12.50 or 315/70 on them. I should have been more specific.

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    H2 rims, by chance? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Time for wheel spacers.

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