<VV> Wheel backset
Brown, Douglas T CIV NAVAIR DEPT
Thu, 20 May 2004 10:10:33 -0700
You'll get a little more "bump steer" due to the increased offset. You may be able to counteract that to some extent by increasing the caster to 5-6 degrees for more positive centering.
From: "Paula Tilsley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 07:13:45 -0400
Subject: <VV> Wheel backset
I've purchased "new" wheels for my LM. They are 15 x 6 (Chevy Rally)
and I can get the diameter pretty close to original with lower profile
tires but these wheels have a 3.5" backset rather than the original
wheels which have a 4.25" backset. Combined with the fact the new
wheels are .5" wide than the stock 13 x 5.5, I'm looking at 1.25" x 2 =
2.5" wider stance. It looks like the wheels will fit in the wells (I
haven't bought the tires yet) but will the wider stance cause handling
problems. (I was also considering switching to a fast steering box)?
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