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rims won't fit!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazen_1, May 26, 2005.

  1. blazen_1

    blazen_1 Registered Member

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    OK, i have a set of 16x10 american racing rims. they're on my 92 fullsize blaze now and want to put them on my 91. They won't fit the 91!! the inner edge of the rim hits the drag link knuckle thingy (drawing a blank on the name) are they just not gonna fit the solid axle truck? or is there something i can do? if i measure from the center of the rim to the inside rim edge, it looks like 4 3/4 inches. hope someone can help me use these rims!! :confused:
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    backspacing is too deep for the axle. Odd that they won't fit, I've have 15x10s with 4.5" backspacing on a 1 ton axle. BUt those were steel wheels, aluminums are much thicker all around.
     
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    blazen_1 Registered Member

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    i thought it was odd they didn't fit, since of course, they do fit my other truck. I did also measure the b/s of a stock 15x8 rim and i believe it was 4.25"
     
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    nope, you cant run a 15" or 16" wheel with 4.5" backspacing because it will hit the tie-rod ends. You have to run a 17" wheel to run a 4.5" bs. I thought the factory bs was 4" but I could be wrong.

    side note:...I too found this out the hard way :p:
     
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    blazen_1 Registered Member

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    thanks guys, guess i'll just have to trade em up. Too bad, they're perrrrdy! :grin:
     
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    alright, updated question. If i wanted to use these 16x10s in the rear then bought two new ones for the front with 4.25" b/s instead of the 4.75 or 4.5 (whichever they are). Wouldn't that solve my problem AND fix the width difference of the two axles? thanks for the help guys
     
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    The front is already wider than the rear, and that is just going to make it even wider in the front.
     
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    Could you just use a wheel spacer?
     
  9. blazen_1

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    oh yeah, my bad :crazy:
     
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    I just noticed the same thing, i bought new 16' x 10' rims and MTRS,

    And the tie rod is rubbing the inner lip of the rim ,


    im going to try to shave the tie rod down or eventullty it will ware a grove that will fit perfect in time! :grin:
     
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    a wheel spacer in the front will that scarafice the handling?
     
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    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    no not really . just turing radius and maybe slightly acclerated bearing and balljoint wear . no biggie really . i had 1.5 inch , 3" overall on my truck for a log time no problems .
     
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    hey loied, you planning on trying grinding it down any time soon? think you can get enough clearance?? :confused: let me know how it goes man!
     

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