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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, May 29, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, I got my tires and plan to run 15x10 wheels with 3 1/2 inch backspacing. I have a Dana 60 and 14ff these will mount to. My ? is can I go to a deeper backspacing and still be safe with grinding the caliper's. I would like to try an avoid using fender flares to cover the tires. The tires are 35x14.50x15 and no matter what I do I know they will stick out some, but the more that is not exposed the better. Thanks.

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    According to some minds on POR, 3.5" is about the most you want to go. much more than hat and you may have to start grinding the backing plates.

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    YA, I was just out taking some measurements (sp) and I think that will be the limit. I was curious to know if anybody has put deeper offsets on before I order my wheels.

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    (Just posted this on another thread, copying here)

    Standard backspacing for this size is 4 1/8", this is what I have (both sets) and reccomend. Some people prefer less. Do a search for the pro's and cons of both, there has been lots of discussion in the past.
    Pete

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