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Wheel Back Spacing???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by krisjw101, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    krisjw101

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    Ok I really dont get it when people talk about backspacing... will someone please explain this to me. I'm completely ignorant about this so please explane everything. Thank you.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    distance from the back of mounting pad to the back edge of the rim...


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  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    So to fit a bigger tire its better to get a wheel with a smaller backspacing so that the tire doesn't rub, right? Or did I compleetly miss the bus on this....HAHA
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    not too much smaller... you want to run about 1" smaller than stock to keep the tire away from the upper control arms and the frame on turns...

    but if you get too small of a backspace, the tires will hit the fenders on turns...
     
  5. Feb 13, 2010 at 12:05 AM
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    I see...I think. HAHA! I really like these TRD wheels. What size tires would you recomend after I get the OME 3" lift put in. I dont mide minimal triming but the less the better. I really appreciate the help thanks.

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  6. Feb 13, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i think those are 4.5" backspace or 4.25"

    you will want to double check... if they are the 1st gen backspace, you should be able to go up to 33s with them...
     
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