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backspacing for no rubbin' ?

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:13 PM
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so, i recently invested in some 265/75/15 goodyear wrangler tires (31's) for my 1997 s10 4door 4x4 ls blazer. i am curious, though, if i were to invest in some rims with a different backspacing, would that reduce rub on the control arm and such? if so, can anyone help name some sizes? ive been seeing some really nice, really cheap black steel rims online, but i really dont know what im buying here.
help/suggestions?
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:13 PM
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yes it would reduce or eliminate rub on the sway bar.
but your wheel could stick out depending on your backspacing which can also affect (increase) rubbing on the fender if clearance is tight

2001 2dr 4x4

the rims I run are 15x7, 4.5" backspacing w/ a 32X11.5(I know a little wide for rim)

I have MINOR rubbing on the frame at full crank(my allignment is out as well which can affect it, once I settle on a ride height I will get it aligned)

hope that somewhat helps
 
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What size lift do you have 69 chevelle?
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nogi View Post
What size lift do you have 69 chevelle?
1.5" tb crank 2" shackles and 3" body lift.next I am doing an ad-a-leaf, I like the raked look and haul a lot of weight.

had the front cranked 2" before the BL and it rubbed the inside fender well a hair (turned half way to lock) when lifted with the forklift to the point of back tire comming off the ground. (trimmed the bottem of the inner fender, and the bottem rear of fender then hammered it in to get rid of any jagged edges)

but like I mentioned, I trimmed the back of my front fender before the BL to clear them. stressing that point so someone else doesn't think they can run 32's with a tb crank and no trimming.....

and my bumper cover went MIA so have no idea if that would interfere.

don't have a picture of my truck after the BL but i could take a couple...

I also have not raised my bumpers yet, leaving the front for now as my cover is missing anyway, so making a custom one and the rear I think I have a good, easy way to do that lifting my hitch with it...
 

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