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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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why is every alum. wheel I look for have 4.5 backspacing. Eveyone says look for 3-3/4", but I am not having much luck

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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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You are not looking at 15" rims?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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why is every alum. wheel I look for have 4.5 backspacing. Eveyone says look for 3-3/4", but I am not having much luck
What size tire will you be mounting on them? Depending on the tire width, 4.5" might be a very desirable amount of backspacing.
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Every aluminum wheel I've ever looked at had 3.75-4.5" backspacing.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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What size tire will you be mounting on them? Depending on the tire width, 4.5" might be a very desirable amount of backspacing.
I am looking at 16" 35x12.50 considering 15" but would like to keep my options open about Vanco brake kits in the future, hence the 16" and 17" are even more $$$$
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Unread 06-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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Every aluminum wheel I've ever looked at had 3.75-4.5" backspacing.
It seams like the more I read the worse it gets, most say look for a 3.75 BS but I do not find many with that BS most are 4.5 so if this is not an issue I will go with the 4.5.
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one of the reasons i went with the dc-2's
16" rim and 4" bs. i have an AR up front, that saves some room, and i added a washer to each steering stop. there isnt much that i found in a 16" rim and 17s get pricey really fast
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I'd go with 17s instead of 16s.

16s are becoming less popular.
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one of the reasons i went with the dc-2's
16" rim and 4" bs. i have an AR up front, that saves some room, and i added a washer to each steering stop. there isnt much that i found in a 16" rim and 17s get pricey really fast
Are you saying that the AR allows for more room, because I am installing the AR. What are dc-2s ?
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I'd go with 17s instead of 16s.

16s are becoming less popular.
Yea I know but 17's are $$$
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Are you saying that the AR allows for more room, because I am installing the AR. What are dc-2s ?
Ya, probably about 2" closer to the frame than the stock sway bar. Dc-2 is a dick cepek rim. Pretty cheap for a 16" alloy and have 4" bs
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