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Wheel backspacing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fad2blk99, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I just ordered a set of 16.5x9.75 StazWorks dual beadlocks for my d60/14b f/f equiped Jimmy. I need to know what backspcing is recommended.

    I'm currnetly running 38.5x16x16.5 TSL on 16.5x12 M/T classic IIs I plan on running 42s once the 38s are worn (or sold).

    I have crossover steering, 7" spring lift and 1" body. May run a hi-steer setup in the future.
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I'd say 3" or a little less.
     
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    Isn't stock around 4 5/8's or so...

    Do I need less backspacing?

    What are the pros and cons?

    I like having a wider stance but what is the most practical for trai use?

    Any and all suggestions are welcome.... :D
     
  4. Ned Kelly

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    I've got 4 3/4" bs on my whitespokes with 39.5" Swampers. No problems. In FourWheeler mag a few years ago they mounted 42's on a D60 with 4 3/4" bs and got some rubbing lock to lock. They said in retrospect, 3.5" would have been a better bs to go with.
     
  5. fad2blk99

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    3.5 is probably what I'll go with...

    Anyone else before I finalize the order???
     

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