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Wheel size and back spacing
#1309447 Fri May 03 2019 11:55 PM
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I’m not very good at tire sizing. I have 2 wheels already for the back of the truck. 15x8 6x5,5 OS -6, BS 250, CB 4.28
I need a front wheel 15x7 6x5.5 but I don’t know what offset and back spacing to get. I’m running drum brakes all the way around. Oh and this set up is going on my 1957 truck.



Thank you for the help

S


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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309484 Sat May 04 2019 11:51 AM
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Not exactly sure what you asking. You have rear wheels but need a set of tires for those wheels? Something doesn't add up with your wheel lug count and spread. Typical Chevy wheels would be a 5-lug with a 4.75 pattern. Your numbers are 6-lug by 5. Are you running different axles under your '57?
They do have mock-up wheel devices out there just for your situation, although they are expensive and typically a one time expense. I would seek out a reputable tire service center in your area and discuss your concerns and let them recommend a wheel.

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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309488 Sat May 04 2019 12:26 PM
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Apache1, 1/2 ton trucks use 6 lug wheels not 5 lug. FYI


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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309493 Sat May 04 2019 12:41 PM
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I stand corrected.





Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309498 Sat May 04 2019 01:18 PM
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I have a set of wheels and need a set of wheels for the front with the right off set and the right back spacing so the I’m not loosing the ease of steering. Does this make sense?

Yes 1/2 ton Chevy’s have 6 lugs.

Thank you everyone

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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309502 Sat May 04 2019 01:50 PM
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Maybe these will work for the front?

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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309504 Sat May 04 2019 01:54 PM
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Backs I already have

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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
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The backspace s too deep for the front with those wheels. The wheel would rub the drag link on a left hand turn. What you want is a 3.5" backspace for a proper fitment. on a 7" wheel, that would work out to a 0 mm offset.


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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1309592 Sun May 05 2019 01:51 AM
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Ok awesome, I’ll look for those specs tomorrow. Thank you.

S


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Re: Wheel size and back spacing
chevytruckdaddy #1348245 Fri Feb 28 2020 08:48 PM
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These are the only modern rims I found that work the OEM 6 lug wheels and still miss the OEM steering linkages.

AM20761B from etrailer
Dexstar Steel Mini Mod Trailer Wheel - 16" x 6" Rim - 8 on 6-1/2 - Black

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