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Why no offset?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by scalfee90, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    scalfee90 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that not many people backspace their wheels and tires. I personally like it when they poke out about an inch or two. Whats your opinion?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    I don't do it because I don't own a 4wd. But if I did I still wouldn't because my buddys lifted F-150 is completely anhilated on the sides because his terra-grapplers like to pick everything up they can and put those things onto the paint. The rest of his truck is showroom condition. Not sure if taco's have that same problem.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Most folks who are lifted run wider wheels with one inch less backspacing than stock. The net result is wheels that stick out 2-3" more than stock. are you meaning why don't people make them stick out even more than that?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Yeah, I had someone type that for me like that. lol
     
  5. Nov 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    I know from having friends with 40's you just about cant stay between the lines in the road because they of having so much backspacing. With a toyota you might could get more backspacing though? I was referring more toward lifted trucks with like "forward" spacing lol. Some people almost look like they have there stuffed tucked in like a gay dude. :p
     
  6. Nov 12, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    This is what I had in mind for an example. Don't you think this truck would look better with some 10s 12s inch wheels?

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    with backspacing…

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  7. Nov 12, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    In order to get tires to stick out, you would need very little backspacing, not "so much backspacing".

    And the reason people don't do that on here is because with a mild (3") lift, if you push the tires out further than ~3" from stock, the outside of the tires will star to rub on the fenders when turning.
     
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