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I have found a set of rims I'm in love with, but I don't want to cause any problems. I have read on the forum that the ideal range for backspacing without causing undue strain on other components is 3.25 - 4.

The rims I am looking at are 17x9, with backspacing of 6.55. I can get a 2" spacer to reduce it to 4.55, but will this still be an issue with other axle and suspension components?

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I have found a set of rims I'm in love with, but I don't want to cause any problems. I have read on the forum that the ideal range for backspacing without causing undue strain on other components is 3.25 - 4.

The rims I am looking at are 17x9, with backspacing of 6.55. I can get a 2" spacer to reduce it to 4.55, but will this still be an issue with other axle and suspension components?

These are them...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...2034782&rd=1,1

they'll rub...
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bad.......you HAVE to have something 4.25 or less for it not to hit suspension parts when you install them...
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Thanks.

Cross those off of the list....
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Alright, these would work in 17x8, or 17x9. The 8" has a 5.24" BS, and the 9" has a 5.95 BS. With either set, I would need to run spacers, 1.5" for the 8 and at least 2" for the 9. Do those spacers make the rims look like butt? I know they're behind the wheel, but ...

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