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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Okay so this might be a dumb question but I got a 2000 gmc and I have the factory fender flares and i hate how far my tires stick in. I'm buying new rims and I wanna know how much back spacing you guys would run?
Ps I want them to stick out just a tad


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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Would about 4.5 inch back spacing be good?
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Old March 29th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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If no one answers you on this question , I would call an offroad shop and tell them what your looking for and what size tires you plan on running and exactly how far you want the tires to stick out past the flares (and how wide the flares are) and they should be able to tell you what you need !! I know Unlimited Offroad works on Chevy's so they should know !! Just a suggestion !? You can also measure yourself to get a ball park Idea !? Just remember if you like a clean truck you might not want the tires to stick out past the flares at all !! Your truck will ALWAYS be dirty !!
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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We just put some 16x8 rims with about a 4.5 back space on a 2005 2500hd the tires were about even with the body, I would say they were about even with the body
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2.5 sticks out good.... But your truck will be 100% filthy 100% of the time
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probably want to try an offset between +6 and -6 (too lazy at the moment to look up the conversion to backspacing)

usually 0 to -6 will push the shoulder of the tire outside the wheelwells. good chance you'll have rubbing issues depending on tire size with the lower offsets though. if you don't mind trimming, then no big deal.
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