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Author Topic:   Will 4 inch backspace rim fit Metric???
sleadhead44
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 05, 2004 03:11 PM  
It's probably been asked before, but will 4 inch backspace rims fit on a metric car? I tried to check the fit, before having any tires mounted. The front I can barely get a finger between the A arm and the wheel, and the back of the car frame is less than a half inch from the wheel. I can't return them after they are mounted so let me know what you all have done! Thanks. Oh yeah, AERO rims 15 x 8 on '82 Cutlass.

nate 11
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted May 05, 2004 04:02 PM  
if you have the long 5/8 studs you can put spacer behind the wheel...hope this help..later

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1875
posted May 05, 2004 04:14 PM  
on my metric stub mod i run 3 inch on the front and it rubs when i turn the wheels hard. but a stock metric wont turn the wheels as far.

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted May 05, 2004 06:15 PM  
if you put a spacer then the back space will not do yuo aqnt good yuo will need to cut hte frame notch in a maner that you will be able to box it back in

Kevin Schmidt
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted May 05, 2004 08:14 PM  
I have one on my metric RF with 5/8s studs 88 1/2 rollout. I have not seen any rubbing but I do not know if my spindles or rotors are anything special that would allow me to run this. I do know there is no notching on the frame.

rfb320
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted May 07, 2004 04:09 PM  
I tried to run 4 inch offsets in the back with the stock rearend and hoosier tires and my tires rubbed the frame so i ended up useing 3 inch all the way around with no problems.

DirtFreak08
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted May 07, 2004 07:51 PM  
2 inch is all i get anymore. I run an 81 cutlass, used to run a 4 inch offset rims, 15 x 8. right side rubbed frame in front and rear, left side was really close but never rubbed. I went to the 2 inch offset and they work great. Helps the car hold the corners better also. You should have no problems with a 2 or 3 inch offset.

sleadhead44
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 10, 2004 03:12 PM  
Thanks guys, I returned my 4" this weekend and got some 3", so I will start out with 3" on the Left and 2" on the Right. I kept one 4" if I really want to pull in the RR on a dry slick night.

gould
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posted May 10, 2004 05:22 PM  
i run the 4" offset on the right rear

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neil rucker
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posted May 10, 2004 06:03 PM  
i run the long 5/8" studs and use the same wheel spacer (thickness) on all 4 corners. no rub with 4" or any other offset.

DirtFreak08
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted May 10, 2004 06:23 PM  
Neil Rucker has a good point with the spacers, if your studs are long enough. Then you can run the 4" rims with no problems. If you run the 4" on the right rear without a spacer, keep in mind that is where the tire will rub the frame. Probably wouldn't hurt for one race or so, but I wouldn't do it all the time.

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted May 11, 2004 06:35 PM  
I WOULD LIKE O KNOW WHAT YOU ARE RUNNUNG 4 I HAV NOT SEEN A 4" RIM NOT RUB THE FRAME ALL OF THE CARS THAT I HAVE SEEN MUST BE JUNK OH I DON'T RUN ANY SPACERS IT IS HARD ON THE STUDS BUT WHAT DO I KNOW I'M JUST A REDNECK

popwillis
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted May 15, 2004 05:03 AM  
I'm a little confused...doesn't 4" BS + 1" spacer = 3" BS? I do agree with joe, I've never seen a car with 4" BS that didn't have a rubber donut on the framerail.

    

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