backspacing - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-04-2007
bpolly_2004's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huntsville mo
Posts: 559
backspacing

i am gonna get 20 boss rims from a guy of craigslist sunday. he just told me that the backspacing is 5 inches. i have to run an adapter that is 1.5 inches wide. will this be a problem. i hope not. what will happen? is it bad for my front end? thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-04-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721


http://www.triumphspitfire.com/backspace.html

It'll work out....but some here are purely against running spacers of any kind. I'm down with running spacers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2007
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
5" is WAY too much but 1.5" spacers will make them work....

I personally don't like spacers because they move the tires farther out adding extra un-needed stress on the suspension.....i can almost guarantee you that your ball joints and wheel bearings will wear out faster because of the extra force hanging off the end of them...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-04-2007
gumby's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: indy
Posts: 1,581
Quote:
Originally Posted by lifted97ranger
5" is WAY too much but 1.5" spacers will make them work....
just say no to blanket statements. i thought we covered this last time?

do you know his application? 2wd or 4wd? stock height, lifted, or lowered?

how wide are the rims?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-04-2007
bpolly_2004's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huntsville mo
Posts: 559
2003 ford ranger 4wd stock height. i think they are 9 inches wide. the tires are about 11.5 wide.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3.25 backspacing? lets see your backspacing raminman Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 33 03-23-2008 03:42 PM
Thought about my offset and backspacing...problem? Swoop1156 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 7 08-20-2005 11:04 AM
Backspacing brandons35 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 13 07-20-2005 10:32 PM
backspacing loneFX4 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 6 05-24-2005 10:23 PM
backspacing gatorblue92 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 8 05-13-2005 01:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.