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Old 06-14-2011, 06:30 PM
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I'm running a 15x7 with 5.5" backspace on the front of a 2003 4x4 Blazer. In order for the front and rear track widths to be equal, what backspace would it take on the rear? I don't want to use spacers.
 
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well i used 1.5" wheel spacers/adapters..soooo i would say you need 1.5" diff. in the backspacing.
 
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well i used 1.5" wheel spacers/adapters..soooo i would say you need 1.5" diff. In the backspacing.
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I would think about spacers though cause if you get the wider rims you will not be able to rotate your tires.
 
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Wow, those are huge!
 
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yeah the tires only stick out past the fender like an 1". GM really had those wheels sunken in and obviously didnt pay attetion to the front and rear track.
 
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Most pickups/suvs (and I'm assuming crossovers and passenger cars as well) have a narrower rear track.

I've heard everything from "it saves weight" to "tighter turning radius" to "wheels follow a different track so they won't dig the same ruts in the mud" I don't know the actual reasons but it was done on purpose rather than an oversight by GM
 
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Doesnt having a wider stance make the truck more stable and less likely to roll over. No wonder i have that warning label on my visor. I hope I made the truck more stable and not more likely to get stuck in the mud/snow.
 
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i am reluctant to use my bolt on adapters because everyone sais they are not safe for daily drivers.... can i get insight... i really want to put them back on....
 

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