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Wheel backspacing....

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Jeremiaheaster, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Jeremiaheaster

    Jeremiaheaster

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    :eek: I feel stupid not knowing this because I used to work at Les Schwab but I see you guys posting backspacing alot. What does this mean? Are you talking about spacers placed between the wheels and the rotors?
    I have stock wheels. What is my backspacing?
     
  2. Trunk Monkey

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    4.5" from the back side of the lug holes to the back lip of the rim. Basically, if you think of the back side of the rim as a bowl, it's how deep the bowl is. If you go too deep, you risk hitting the lip of the rim on things. Less back spacing on the same width rim also means your tires will stick out further from the axle.

    This is usually a bigger concern for the 60 series guys since common backspacing is 4.5", stock on a 60 is something like 3.75".
     
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