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Steve ? about your wheels

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Md mudder, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. Md mudder

    Md mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Steve what back spacing do your wheels have? I'm buying a 8" lift and 42x16.5 swampers and running 3/4 ton axles with cut fenders and don't want the tires rubbing hard on the rear wheel tubs. thanks for your time



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  2. Stephen

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    I think all you can get with a 16.5 is a 4.75 or 5" backspace. Mine are one or the other, I can't remember, and I run a 1.5" wheel spacer on the rear and still hit the tub pretty hard. it doesn't slow me down much, but it is a limiting factor. I've flirted with the idea of tubbing it farther, but the shocks are a couple inches inboard of the sheetmetal and I really don't want to rub on them, so I'll probably leave it alone.
    That's one nice thing about the 15" wheels, the necessary backspacing moves them out to where you have less clearance problems with the suspension and body. But then you have a wider truck with a lot of tire outside the fender. Choose your poison!

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  3. Md mudder

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    thanks for the reply just what I needed to know

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