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Old 03-23-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

Please list rim size and backspace alone with tire size and what drop you have. I am looking at buying a set of 20's and want to get the correct back spacing. Thanks
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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I'm getting to the point of thinking what wheels and tires I should put on also. Sure would be nice to know what worked on other burbs with different combo's.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

Let's See Some Big Billets. Bigger The Better. Here's Ace's 72 With 18"
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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Let's See Some Big Billets. Bigger The Better. Here's Ace's 72 With 18"
I'm sorry to hijack, but that is freaking gorgeous! Ok hijack done.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

22x9 font and rear 285/35/22.. i think they are 5" backspace
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

Just wanna follow this, same interest!
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

I had these wheels on mine, 18x8 front, 18x9.5 rear I think 4" bs front 4.5" bs rear. Early Classic airbags on rear. Whenever I would turn into a driveway and go through a little dip, the rears would rub on the wheeltubs due to body lean. I recently put rallys back on. Do like the look of the biggies, though. The thing to remember for 71-72s if you are doing bigs and littles is to have rear wheels with 1 inch more frontspace than the fronts so they will fill out the wheelwells the same amount.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

305/40/22:


But if you are going with 20's and stock wheel wells I'd copy Gringoloco's specs:

Front: 20x8.5 5.25" backspacing 255/45-20
Rear: 20x10 5.5" backspacing 295/45-20

After he lost the stock wheel wells... But they worked with them in place:
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:34 AM   #9
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

22x9.5 with 5.75 backspacing 305/40r22 On the driver side the front slightly touches the lip of the fender when as the tire tucks in when I let the air out. the pic. is @ ride hight.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

22x9 and a +20mm offset. Tires are 265/35/22. Drop spindles, air bags, c-notch kit and an adjustable track bar. I have a 1/4" clearance to the inner fenders in the front. I have full steering when aired out!

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Old 02-13-2008, 07:56 AM   #11
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

Hey 19723DR, How much backspace is a 20mm offset?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #12
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

I just looked and they are actually 9.5" wide. The backspace is 6" but I also have a 1/4" spacer in the rear. You might need a spacer in the rear too if you go very low. The front is perfect.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:23 AM   #13
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

nice to see so many new suburban members!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #14
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

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nice to see so many new suburban members!
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:05 AM   #15
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nice to see so many new suburban members!

I'v got three
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and a 95 gmc 3/4t 350 4l60e 4x4 tow rig/ daily driver
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:32 AM   #16
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

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Hey 19723DR, How much backspace is a 20mm offset?
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To convert mm to inches, either multiply the mm by .03937 or divide by 25.4 (25.4mm = 1 inch)
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:03 AM   #17
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

I was thinking of putting a29/ 15 /R20 on the back of my 67 gmc (after tubs of course).Anyone know how big of a tire will fit with a tub??
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:16 AM   #18
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Re: What is the biggest tire and rim you can put on a 2wd Burb?

There are a lot of sick looking Burbs on this board...
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