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Old 04-05-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Wheel backspacing?

Will a negative backspacing affect gas milage?
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:33 AM
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how would it affect gas mileage???? wheel widith might but not offset
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:40 AM
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Well you are pretty much making the stance a little wider (not much), so i thought maybe it would effect the gas milage some i know a wider tire will definitely
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:43 AM
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i dont think it will make a difference but then again ive never changed anything w offset lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:51 AM
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Yea i only have once and i didnt really care about gas milage with that so i never noticed. But since i bought this ranger for gas milage i wanna but some black wheels on it and noticed it was a -27 offset and it kinda got me thinkin if it would hurt the mpgs or not. My thought would be not much if at all but i figured i would ask and see if anyone knew for sure.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Wheel backspacing?

maybe a slight change in wind resistance which would create more drag from losing aerodynamic efficiencies but i doubt you would notice it... although getting wheels with less back spacing can shorten wheel bearings live's and a bad wheel bearing can decrease gas mileage...
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Wheel backspacing?

I think the backspacing for the wheels i was looking at was -27, so about an inch. If i would keep the stock tire size i wouldnt think it would be too much stress on the wheel bearings compared to putting on oversized tires. Maybe?
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