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Wheel backspacing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ED70K5, May 20, 2000.

  1. ED70K5

    ED70K5 1/2 ton status

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    Finally got my 6 in. Skyjacker system and now it's time for a new set of wheels for my new set of tires. What backspacing should I use to avoid rubbing??

    details: 1970 K5.......36 x 12.50 15 TSL SX.......15x10
     
  2. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    3.5 to 3.75 inches should be fine. I would completely avoid 4 inchers. One of the reasons I went with the Eagle 589's is because they have 3 5/8 inch backspacing. Anything less than 3.5 will put more stress on wheel bearings, etc.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     

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