Front wheel backspace

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  1. Ivan Colesnic

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    Hey guys I need a front wheel and I am wondering what backspace I need to run. I am running a 17 inch wheel because of the brakes. Will a 17x7 work with 4 inch or 4.5 inch back space? I think I want to run like a 225/45. I might run the same wheel in the back.
     
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    4" to 4-1/4". You can run less backspace but you would need a narrow tire.
    4-1/2" will rub the upper ball-joint.
     
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    Is that the same with a 15 in rim also... 4 - 1/4 B.S. ??? For the front?
     
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    It's for any diameter wheel. I have found that with a 7-inch wide rim, 4" to 4-1/4" backspace works very well on the Maverick. You can run a 3-3/4" backspace on the rear without problems.
    I actually ran a 3-1/2" backspaced wheel with no problems, but that was a 6-inch wide rim.
     
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    Thank you... that was for the front correct?
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    Hi Larry, Could I run a 15x7 rim with a 3 3/8" backspace front and back? With a 245/60r15? Thanks!
     
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    What wheel has a 3-3/8" backspace?
    You can run a 3-3/4" backspace with a 245/60 on the rear, but the fronts will likely rub on the fender when turning corners. 4-inch is just about ideal for Mavericks in my experience. 4-1/4" on the front if your car is lowered.
     

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