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backspacing for MT ET drag wheels skinnies

This is a discussion on backspacing for MT ET drag wheels skinnies within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Just wondering if anyone knows the backspacing to run with the MT ET drag wheels on the front skinnies? they ...

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    backspacing for MT ET drag wheels skinnies

    Just wondering if anyone knows the backspacing to run with the MT ET drag wheels on the front skinnies? they are available in 1-3/4 and 2-1/4 backspacing, so just wondering which is the better way to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    My ProStars are 1.75" BS.
    Then spaced out 5/8" to clear the calipers without rubbing.
    5/8"? are you sure? on mine i use a 5/32" spacer. 5/8" is huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    5/8"? are you sure? on mine i use a 5/32" spacer. 5/8" is huge.
    I will have to double check.

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    5/8" on stock wheels studs won't even bolt up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabdrill View Post
    My convo pros didn't require any grinding, front or rear
    When I installed new front pads, I had to get the grinder out again... Bummer.. Are you running 15" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    5/8" on stock wheels studs won't even bolt up.
    Even without the spacer I don't think the ProStars would go on stock wheel studs.

    I have ARP 3.25" studs on all four corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Even without the spacer I don't think the ProStars would go on stock wheel studs.

    I have ARP 3.25" studs on all four corners.
    sure they will. the center is the same on the drag lites and pro stars. i use a 5/32" spacer with stock studs.

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    I would have failed tech that way. Guy checked the wheel studs.
    Even though the shank lugs will fit, I like having the longer, stronger studs in there. Reassurance I guess.

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    no problem being safe. yeah, if we ever had real tech, i wouldn't pass either. the rules say the stud has to be at least even with the top of the lugnut.

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    I have 1.75 bs on my draglites and I had to do a ton of grinding.

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