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d44 backspacing...?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2004
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    Cromwell, CT
    i just put together a d44 for my rig and i want to know if there is any difference in width from one d44 to another. i have 4.5 backspacing on a 14 bolt right now..what backspacing should i use to match the front and rear with a 10" wide rim and 15" wide tire? thanks:bow: pics would be awesome

    ps..i searched...couldnt find much:doah:
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Feb 27, 2000
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    East of San Francisco
    Note that from the factory, the rear axles on our rigs generally are narrower, WMS to WMS, than the fronts. I've heard several reasons for this, from tracking better in ruts to reduced (i.e. improved) steering radius.

    I would be more concerned with matching the original centering of the front tires, so that the scrub radius is minimized or eliminated.

    -- A

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