||05-01-2012 09:22 AM
Originally Posted by vq2
Good thread had to reread it to pickup on what I was missing. I'm looking for 4.5"backspace.that way i can run 285/70-17 .so if I read this right a 17x8.5 5on5. -6 would be a 17x8.5 wheel with 4.5" bs. And if I run a 285/70-17 it may or may not rub on the airdam or swaybar at full turn. WOW what a big learning curve from dirt bikes.:doh::facepalm:
Correct, a 17x8.5 with a -6mm offset = 4.5" backspace. Also, a 17x9 with a -12mm offset = 4.5" backspace.
Tires are like shoes, some run larger than others even though they may be listed as the same size. 285/70R17 on a 17x8.5 with a 4.5" backspace shouldn't have a rubbing issues, if it does it will be minor. A 2.5" leveling kit or mini lift would clear that up completely and give you a little more ground clearance. :thumb: Give us a ring if we can help you more. We'd love to earn your business.
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