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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Recently bought a car for parts that has Foose Nitrous wheels on it I'm thinking about running on my Bu. The rear wheel is supposedly a 17x9.5 with 5.5 backspace. I was looking at 275/40/17 tires for the wheels. My question is if I can fit this wheel and tire on the rear without noticing the frame? Is a wheel spacer or anything necessary?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Fitment
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:39 pm 
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I believe about 4 7/8" is going to be about your max, possibly 4 3/4" to be safe, but I think you'll also have to massage the wheel well lips too... it's doable, but it will be tight.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Fitment
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:56 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the quick response. That was my fear. The front 2 are 17x8 so I've thought about buying 2 more new and running matching rims with 245/45/17 all the way around. Give me the ability to rotate.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Fitment
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:01 pm 
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One more question. With a stock rear end and 2-3" drop will there be a big difference in a 4 and 4.5" bs or is it just splitting hairs over 1/2"?


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