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High caster with 265/70-17's and 4.5 back space?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Fabulous, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Fabulous

    Fabulous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Homertaco grill, Light Racing UCA's, 2.8" front lift (5100's at 0.85 setting and Eibach springs) 2" AAL with rear 5100's, Wet Okole seat covers fr/ bk. 17 x 9 Incubus Crusher wheels w/ 4.5" backspacing. 30% tinted front windows.
    I just installed my new Light Racing upper control arms on Sunday, and I go for my alignment on Friday. My question is if I'm going to be putting on some 17x9" wheels with a 4.5 backspacing what is the highest I can get my caster set without it rubbing? I'm sure that as of right now I'm at around 4 degrees of caster, and I like the stiffer feeling through the wheel, but with my stock wheels I'm about 1.5" away from the mud flaps on turns. I want to keep my mud flaps, and run a bit higher caster with my 265/70-17's. Will somewhere around 2.8 degrees be too high?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    TRDKenE

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    I am running 3* of caster with billies set to .85 with 265/70r16 no problems here..i know not the exact same setup but close...the more caster you run the more straight line stability you will have...only thing is it will make the steering wheel a bit tougher to turn while stationary or moving slow..i didnt notice it bit some of my friends did... Increasing caster is going to push the back of the control arm out..
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Fabulous

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    I should also note that I have 5100's set at 0.85 with Eibach lift springs= 2.6" of lift up front.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Watching for answers
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Nobody...?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Did you ever get an answer on this?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    Fabulous

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    Nope...
     
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