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Confused about Backspacing...

So I have been searching and searching for stuff on backspacing...I have found a lot but it is all just confusing the heck out of me. So I have purchased some 5-4.5 now does the 4.5 mean the backspacing??? Cause when i was searching some people had things typed as 5-4.5 with 3.75 backspacing. Which led me to believe that the 4.5 had nothing to do with the backspacing...somebody please help!!! I know i will probably get ripped a new one for posting more on backspacing...so I am prepared.
I am going to call the guy and see about switching if I need to...thanks
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5 lugs on 4.5" bolt pattern(bolt circle diameter), 3.75 is the backspacing

i have a pic that may help ill post in a sec

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Alright sweet...that was exactly what i needed. So the 4.5 bolt pattern is the bolt circle diameter???

so i will probably have to go and measure the backspacing myself...
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yes, 4.5 is the bolt circle... 5 lug..
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if your getting aftermarket wheels stick with a 3.75BS or 3.25 that will do just fine for you and look good
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Sweet thanks guys! now i have to go and do some measuring...
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what ya measureing?
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what ya measureing?
thats waht am trying to figure out we told him what to order....its simple
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I'm with you guys, what is he measuring and how is he gonna know what to measure.
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He is measuring the wheels HE ALREADY BOUGHT. Read people, geez.
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He is measuring the wheels HE ALREADY BOUGHT. Read people, geez.
OHHH i read the thread wrong...yes the 4.5 means the circle the bolt pattern is on the 5 means how many holes and the 3.75 is the BS
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OHHH i read the thread wrong...yes the 4.5 means the circle the bolt pattern is on the 5 means how many holes and the 3.75 is the BS
Wha-Huh? Just kidding. So the 5 is how many holes things have. Hmm. So if my girlfriends favorite number is 7...uh ho.
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Wha-Huh? Just kidding. So the 5 is how many holes things have. Hmm. So if my girlfriends favorite number is 7...uh ho.
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Yea I already bought them...so I just had to go measure them...and then i realized i just had to read the side of the box and convert some mm to in. so it looks like I am good with a 3.25 backspacing...Thanks everyone!
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