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4.5 back spacing

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by THROUGHITALLDUDE, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

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    So i am looking at buy some moto metal 957 with a 4.5 backspace. heres my dilemma I lifted my truck and for whatever reason with 265 70 16 nitto at's my right front tire rubbed the LCA at full lock. it was aligned and everything So i bought spidertrax and fixed that problem. NOW if i bought these 957's and got 285 70 17 tires will the back spacing be large enough to keep that tire from rubbing??????
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Most poeple running 285's have to trim a significant amount of the fender well and chop the cab mount in order to not rub, even with 4.5" backspacing and a 3" lift.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    i never had to chop the cab mount with my 3 inch lift and i have 4.5 inch backspacing
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    i hear so much mixed reviews on having to trim anything with 285's or not...geez...
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    well i had to trim the front fenders and thats it.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Some do, some don't.

    You don't rub at all, even at full lock and flexed?
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    with the three inch i rubbed with the wheels turned all the way left or right in reverse and when i flexed. with the rcd i dont rub at all.
     
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