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Old 03-24-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Big Back spacing vs. flipping hubs

What do ya'll think. I am leaning toward the 10" back spacing route. The wheels will be 16" wide. I am going to have to have some wheels made anyway. Any drawbacks to doing this instead of flipping the hubs? Will the hub stick out past the wheel?
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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I am thinking the same thing. I have HEARD that most of the non-pinion brake kits require the hubs to be in the stock orientation. If you are not going to run this kind of braking then I wouldn't worry about THAT.

I am not sure about the hubs sticking out, but that is a great question.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:14 AM   #3
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I am going to run pinion brakes. I just figured there was no sence in flipping the hubs if I did not have to.
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I build all the offset into my wheels and leave the hubs stock. That way there is less work to do on the axles. 10 inches might be a little extreme. There is a possibility that the wheel might rub the steering knuckle. It all depends on the size wheel you run too.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Donuts, glad to know you have done this sucessfully. I know flipping the hubs is not that hard, but it would still take some time. In actuallity I will run 8"-9" backspaceing. I will measure for clearance first though.

Thanks for the input everybody.
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Why a 16"wide rim. That's big. I know most of the guys i run with 49"irocks and 46"claws only run a 12" to 14" wide rim. And only like 6" to 8" of backspacing.
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I will probably run a 14" wide wheel with 8" or 9" back spacing
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I am thinking an 11" wheel with about 9" backspacing....I think, maybe.
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