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Old 05-02-2015, 11:43 PM
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I have a 2wd Blazer that I put a 2" suspension lift on and tires that are somewhere between 30" and 31". The tires rub only at full lock and I know my best option would be to find some wheels with less backspacing but I'm having trouble finding any wheels with less than 3.75 backspacing. My wheels are the factory with 4" backspacing so would the quarter inch really make a difference or should I get some spacers? If I should get spacers what size would you suggest?
 
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Also, is there any way to put a .25" space between the wheel and hub to test it out without having the new rims?
 
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Yes, you could space them out 1/4" to check clearances. I wouldn't drive around like that because the studs might be getting too short and not have proper thread engagement.
 

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I tried searching quickly for a definitive answer but couldn't find anything quickly. I thought 2wd wheels had the same specs as third gen Camaro wheels, in which case they would have a 4.5" backspacing, not 4".
 
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Thanks for the help you guys! I completely forgot to check summit racing
 
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:06 PM
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pretty sure with those rims you will need 1 inch lug nuts for them. Different angle on the cone part. Summit sells them also
 
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Yeah, I was gonna get new lugs if I got new wheels. Thanks for the link.
 
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just saying, with those rims you CANT use stock lugs
 
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