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i am thinking about getting MT classic 2 wheels for my truck but they only offer them in 5" backspacing. will i have clearance issues? i have read that i need 4.5".

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Yes, your tires will rub on the leaf springs at full lock.
And the stance will look a little funny.
Keep looking for something with a 4.5" BS

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I have classics and don't have a problem with rubbing and the stance looks just fine?


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That's because you have the correct backspace
The 16's are 4.5 bs and the 17's are 5"

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Does the 5 bs stick out further? If so then why would the tires hit the springs when my 4.5 doesn't?

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5" will be in an extra 1/2"
i might just go with the 16s, i didn't know they were offered in 4.5"
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I have the 17s with 285/70/17 tires on my 2004 and they don't rub the leaf springs. If I went with wider tires they would rub.

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i am wanting to go with 35x12.50s

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5" backspace with definitely rub the leaf spring with 35x12.50 tires.

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