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#221154 - 02/11/09 11:41 AM 9" Backspace on Rim
506RR Offline
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What companies are willing to do a 9" Backspace on rims?

I contacted American Racing and Weld, they said that 7 to 7.5" is the most they will do.

I am trying to avoid having to cut my Dana 60 down, but am wanting to run a 15x12 rim on my car.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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#221155 - 02/11/09 12:44 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 506RR]
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#221156 - 02/11/09 01:47 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: BBR]
dthemi Offline
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Or get a 12 inch rim with 3 in backspace and run it backwards

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#221157 - 02/11/09 01:51 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: dthemi]
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Or get a 12 inch rim with 3 in backspace and run it backwards




Never would of thought of that I think I would cut the Dana.
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#221158 - 02/11/09 01:57 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: cudabunch]
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Or get a 12 inch rim with 3 in backspace and run it backwards




Never would of thought of that I think I would cut the Dana.




Really, if the wheel has a bolt in center take it out and turn it around backwards. Who knows it may work

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#221159 - 02/11/09 02:45 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 506RR]
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Centerline does a 8" back space
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#221160 - 02/11/09 03:56 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: MR_P_BODY]
506RR Offline
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Called Holeshot, and they will do an 8 7/8" backspace which will work.

Anyone know of any other companies?

Thanks for all the replies so far guys!

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#221161 - 02/11/09 03:58 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 506RR]
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might try Bogart as well.

IMO for as much money as you will have into a set of custom, goofy offset wheels, you could probably have your rearend narrowed for the same money. Just a thought.
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#221162 - 02/11/09 04:50 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 506RR]
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If you had access to a lathe you can do your own. I did Itook a set of weld draglites and separated them at the weld and added a strip in the middle tig weld it up viola . Mine are 15x12 1/2 8 1/2 backspace.
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#221163 - 02/11/09 08:12 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 65dragnet]
506RR Offline
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If you had access to a lathe you can do your own. I did Itook a set of weld draglites and separated them at the weld and added a strip in the middle tig weld it up viola . Mine are 15x12 1/2 8 1/2 backspace.




I do have access to a lathe, but my current rims are 15x8 so I need to buy 15x12. Figured I may as well get the correct backspace when I order them. That is a good plan though. That would be interesting to try.

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#221164 - 02/11/09 08:14 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: Triple Threat]
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might try Bogart as well.

IMO for as much money as you will have into a set of custom, goofy offset wheels, you could probably have your rearend narrowed for the same money. Just a thought.




I'll call Bogart tomorrow.

I am actually surprised there are not more rims like this already out there. Being able to keep the housing stock length and buy rims to suit seems like a pretty good idea versus having to narrow the rearend after minitubbing. On a full tub I understand completely, as the rims are so big.

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#221165 - 02/11/09 08:31 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: 506RR]
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Most like the idea of being able to shorten the axle, less axle and less back spacing means less rotating weight. Although the ease of just bolting on a wheel would be nice.

Think about it, everything gets smaller and lighter when you narrow a rear end. The difference might not make a difference, but you know us racers, every little bit counts.
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#221166 - 02/11/09 08:36 PM Re: 9" Backspace on Rim [Re: Triple Threat]
DoctorDiff Offline
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Unless you have something super trick, axles and rearend narrowing is relatively inexpensive.

A narrow rearend is lighter, cleaner and stiffer.
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