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Old 02-04-2017, 01:23 AM   #1
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What Backspacing is Ideal for me?

Looking into ordering some either 15 or 16 inch rims for my 70, I currently have a 5.5/7 drop on my truck (not driving yet, still working on paint), and am looking for some original appearing rims on Summit.

I know backspace for stock is 4.00", is this ideal for my drop? Also, should I run a 15 or 16x8 or a 15 or 16x7?

Tips and ideas are welcome!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:05 AM   #2
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Re: What Backspacing is Ideal for me?

16" tires are slowly getting limited in size choices.. keep that in mind..
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Re: What Backspacing is Ideal for me?

I'm thinking of going 16 for the height gains. Ill probably get coker white walls.


No one has suggestions on backspacing?
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Re: What Backspacing is Ideal for me?

Well your very limited in front if you have drop spindles. Any more than 4" bs on a 15 will rubthe a arms. On rear i run a 15x12 wide with 6.5 bs
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Well your very limited in front if you have drop spindles. Any more than 4" bs on a 15 will rubthe a arms. On rear i run a 15x12 wide with 6.5 bs
Got it. Regardless of 15 or 16, what width should I get? 7 or 8 inch? Any tire price benefits between the two? As stated I am running a 5.5/7. Looking to make this a good driver (yes I know it's low and I can handle it)
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Re: What Backspacing is Ideal for me?

Honestly your best bet is probably a 7" that way you can run a 225 ish tire. I run a 8" with 255, 60 for the side wall height but that was so wide it rubbed the outer when turning. To solve it i bought 1100$ pb arms to move the wheels in 1". If you go with a 7" you can get a taller tire with out being to wide to rub. You will find that with that much drop a short sidewall puts the xmember and arms way to low for normal driving. I ended up bagging mine for drivability
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