Wheel backspace for 16s (1 Viewer)

Jan 28, 2007
Beaverton, Oregon
Yes I've searched but have not found.

Anyone gone with 16 inch wheels to get around the small number of wheels available with a standard 3.5" backspacing ( or using spacers) ?
As time goes on I see the old popular 15 inch sizes disappearing, or becoming more expensive than they should be ( 33-9.5-15 as an example) because of lower sales.

I got off track. If a 3.5" BS is required to run without interference on a 60 with a 15" wheel, what can you get away with on a 16" wheel.
Just curious.

Nov 5, 2008
I've had the same question. The interference issue is with the TRE, which runs just next to the bead on a 15" wheel with 3.5" backspacing. So, it should go without saying that a larger diameter wheel should be able to envelop the TRE and not rub. The 2 questions that follow are;
1. Is a 16" large enough to do this, or is a 17" necessary to clear the TRE?
2. If a larger diameter wheel clears the TRE, what's next to get in the way?
Jan 26, 2006
Hot Springs, AR
Summit racing has a Cragar soft 8 in a 16x7 with a 4 inch backspacing that works.

And there are at least 25 threads that I have posted this in so there are many threads on this topic....

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