4.5 will work better
This is a discussion on 16x8 wheel on 02 HD within the Exterior Tech forums, part of the General Discussion category; I am going to go with 305 70 16's on my 02HD.The truck is stock with no lift or anything.If ...
I am going to go with 305 70 16's on my 02HD.The truck is stock with no lift or anything.If I was to go with an 16x8 wheel which backspacing would work better with the 305's far as trimming and clearance goes?Would either with a 3.5 or 4.5 backspace be better?.
4.5 will work better
You might have to crank your torsion bars and trim your air dam. Ditto on the4.5 backspace.
Thanks, that what I kinda thought as the stock wheels have so much backspacing.Wish the stock wheels were 8inch LOL
Ill get back to you on this later this week because I ordered some 16x8s for my 35s
16x8 w/ 4.5bs will work better. With a 305/70R16, you will definitely need to crank the torsion bars, trim the lower airdam on the front bumper, move/trim the inner fender liner. I have ran 285/75R16s my truck when it was stock and my dad's 04 HD, both with 16x8 american racing python's w/ 4.5" b.s. and we had to do what I mentioned earlier to both. Definitely get chrome wheels too, if you can.
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I am still trying to decide lol.I like the weld Scorpins,but not sure if I want the upkeep of a polished wheel.
TwoTone--what wheels did you go with??
Last edited by BLK02HD2500; 12-09-2005 at 05:50 PM.
I got some super cheap American Racing Atlas's
They dont rub other than when I flex the front. Im gonna fix that later today with a hammer. And Im thinking about letting the sawzall spend some time with my bumper. Not that it rubs but because I think it would look cool cut at a different angle
I have weld rims, and the polish on them has not been hard to upkeep. I think for the price they put a nice coating over the polish to where they arent hard to upkeep. I dont have them on during the winter, but when it rains u just wipe it off and they shine beautiful. Might be different on different wheels.
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jonwiggle- I have welds on my 72.You are right as long as keep them clean and out of the bad weather they arent bad to keep up.They do oxidize alittle but I use Mothers on mine and it works great.