wheel backspacing

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OSU 09, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. OSU 09

    OSU 09 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 292

    I want to put a new set of wheels on my 93 chevy 1500. the stock wheels are 15x7 with a 5x5 bolt pattern and a 4.5" backspacing. The ones I found that i like are 15x7 with a 5x5 bolt pattern, but the backspacing is only 3.75". will this difference in backspacing be a problem. I want to try to stay as close to stock size as possibl, but i am having a heck of a time finding the right ones.
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    That is a tough area for some trucks and the backspacing is quite important. You would be going down .75" so it could be better but it could be worse. The wheels on my S10 are the same way, I had to go down from 5.5 to 4.75 and it wasnt a big deal at all and made the truck have a little better stance. I'd say search the forums on your truck because thats where you'll find someone with a similiar setup.
  3. OSU 09

    OSU 09 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 292

    i need some help here, i have been searching the web and cannot find what I need.(i'm not so good at searching :hammerhead:) If anyone could point me in the right direction to find the answer or if anyone can answer my backspacing question that would be great. I use lawnsite for everything
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Google is just amazing... I don't know specifically what you are looknig for in the ay of numbers, but I found tons of info and charts, etc. in just a couple minutes of clicking...
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    You should be fine. You are just moving the wheel outwards .75". It will probably even look better. Meaner. I got a very good deal on a set of late model 2500 hd rims for my 86 Chevy. The 89 Chevy rims that were on it were 3.5" backspacing, the late model rims are 5". It moved the wheels in 1.5". Everything clears but it looks funny now. Too bad cause they look pretty sweet. I will probably be taking them off though. I was wondering the stock steel wheel backspacing for those trucks though.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    check out dieselplace.com. they have a section for gas powered trucks.
  7. moose203

    moose203 LawnSite Member
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