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Old 02-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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More or less backspacing?

Which will allow for a wider tire? More or less backspacing? I just orderd 17X9 with 4.5" backspacing. Im planning on running 33X12.5OR/17 tires. (With a 2" spacer lift) I also saw 5" backspacing. I hope what picked is going to fit that 12.5 tire.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Less backspacing will allow the use of wider tires. You did just fine in your purchase.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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you did fine...with the 4.5" BS and tire combo you will sit no more then 1/2" outside your stock fender flares and will have no issues rubbing lock to lock with steering!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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thanks for the help. Ill post some picttures when I get it done
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