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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by phlyfish, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. phlyfish

    phlyfish

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    Correct wheel size?
    (from cruiser facts page)
    Wheels/Tires
    Wheels
    15x8 Black Rock Crawler Part number from 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers - TEC51-5883S3.5
    (3.5" is the correct backspacing, don't go messin' with the number)



    I know that you cannot go to more backspacing but what is the issue with going to less. Say a 2.5 or 2.0 for a wider stance? Does anyone have a part number.
     
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    Less Backspacing puts more stress on the wheel bearings, and can have adverse effects on handling and steering. People do it, I just know I'm not.
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    For a daily driver/occasional wheeler, the stock backspacing is the best bet. Least wear issues on the trunions and the least tire scrub issues when cornering.

    For a primarily offroad rig, it's a judgement call. I REALLY like my 2" BS 15x10 beadlocks - the added width is a definite advantage for the trails I prefer to run. Roadability is compromised tho (well, maybe...a loose suspension and 8#'s in the 38.5 tires tends to compromise streeting anyways...lol)