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Old 04-30-2013, 06:31 PM
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wheel backspacing and offset 93 caprice classic

Hey im not on here often, sorry but need some advice. i have a 93 Chevy Caprice Classic and want to run a different set of wheels. None of the rims I saw I liked besides a set I saw on Summit. The bolt pattern is the same as the wheels but I believe the backspacing may be different. The backspacing for the wheels I want are 4.25 in. backspacing. Just wanted to know what I had to do if anything to make it work.
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Here's the link to the wheels

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pc...873f/overview/

i know they may be rock crawling rims but i like the design.

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What's the backspacing on your stock rims?
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Haven't had time to check but I think it's anywhere between 4-5 in. I just wanted to make sure that I had enough clearance even though the rims aren't designed for my car.
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I'm running the stock steel rims right now
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You'll just need to do lots of measuring. Your stock b/s is likely close to 4".
What size of tires do you have now?
What Size of tire do you wanna run?
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I have 215 70 15 and possibly going up to a 255 50 or a 245.
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You'll still need to confirm your stock wheel width and backspacing then determine what tires will work. I found some info on Impala SS wheels which someone used on their Caprice and they had a b/s of 6 inches and fit.
Sometimes it's easier to get the tires you want mounted on your stock rims, mount them then check for clearance problems and buy rims that will work. Could save a bunch of money that way.
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Thanks for the advice, I think that could work. I could just repaint the steelies I have to get a decent look out of them for right now. I was looking for a set of the 94-96 impala ss wheels but they are kinda hard to find
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Really! What about these? Likely worth the drive.
Impala SS wheels
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Hahaha did not see those. I'll check them out tomorrow. Thanks man.
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