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Teraflex BB says wheels must have 4.5" backspacing or less

I'm condsidering the 2.5 BB but my wheels have 5.71 backspacing....I have no rubbing at all though with my 285/70/17's.....would I have to have wheel spacers? or would the BB work okay without spacers since they don't rub now?

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I'm condsidering the 2.5 BB but my wheels have 5.71 backspacing....I have no rubbing at all though with my 285/70/17's.....would I have to have wheel spacers? or would the BB work okay without spacers since they don't rub now?

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No you would not. TF says that because most people who use the BB tend to put on larger tires (i.e. 12.50 wide). If you have no rubbing now then you should be fine. Just keep an eye on the swaybar links in the rear and make sure they dont contact your wheel/tire.

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I'm condsidering the 2.5 BB but my wheels have 5.71 backspacing....I have no rubbing at all though with my 285/70/17's.....would I have to have wheel spacers? or would the BB work okay without spacers since they don't rub now?

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I found that when I was running the TF BB that my rear sway bars links came in contact with my rims. So I just ran without them until I got spacers for the wheels

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Thank yall. Are spacers ok to run at highway speed for extended periods? dont have any exxperience with them. But it might look a little better with the tires out another inch or so.
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Thank yall. Are spacers ok to run at highway speed for extended periods? dont have any exxperience with them. But it might look a little better with the tires out another inch or so.
If you get a quality set like spidertrax or teraflex, they are no more dangerous than a wheel with the equivelent backspace. Just make sure you install them correctly. I put over 10k miles on mine before I bought new wheels. I know a guy that has over 40k miles on his 1.5" spacers with no issues and lots of hard wheeling.

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If you get a quality set like spidertrax or teraflex, they are no more dangerous than a wheel with the equivelent backspace. Just make sure you install them correctly. I put over 10k miles on mine before I bought new wheels. I know a guy that has over 40k miles on his 1.5" spacers with no issues and lots of hard wheeling.
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