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Old 02-23-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Backspacing and wheel bearings

I tried a search but couldn't come up with much.

I plan on running a 2" spacer (RE) or coil lift (Pro Comp) and 32" BFG ATs on 15x8 black Rockcrawler soft 8s. I think they have 3.75 BS (?) Mostly a DD. Anyone running this or similar have any wheel bearing issues yet because of it? Saw something somewhere warning about added stress. (Must be working, cuz I'm getting pretty stressed. )

BTW - All stuff that comes off next month will be for sale - including 5 Ravines in EC, OEM springs (if I go Pro comp), and shocks.

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Old 02-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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i ran black steelies with that backspacing and now alloys with 4" backspacing and no problems at all with either.

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
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I got thru unit bearings more than most just based on what I do with my jeep. 35's and 3.75 backspaced rims do put some added stress on them. But for what you are wanting to do you won't have any problems.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks. I think I'll be okay. I'm just a little too paranoid sometimes.

BTW - Looks like I have a buyer for all the stuff. I'm going with the Pro Comp
2" spring lift.
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