Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
on line
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey All,

I was hoping some of you could double check my thinking with this adapter/spacer and rim combo for my 06 X. I will not be doing much (if any) off-roading, but I want a steel rim 'cause I live in pothole/RR track heaven. Plus I really like the look of this rim, and its half the price of the equivalent AR wheel.

I am looking at the Cragar 342, 16 x 7 which has a 4 inch backspace. It also has a very ugly 5 on 4.5 lug pattern.

So I found these adapters:
http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Adapter_6_Lug_4_5_To_5_Lug_4_5_p/6450-5450.htm

This adapter is 2" thick (because of the awkward lug conversion).

So effectively, I'm looking at a 6" BS with the combo .. much more than the 4.5 I need, so I don't foresee any caliper clearance issues, correct? This is also going to shove my wheels 1.5" out from the truck, yes? Any foreseeable problems there (265/70/16)?

Braking: Since these adapters are so thick, anyone think I'll notice any changes in breaking. I don't really know what the stock rim weight is over the Cragars, or even the weight of the aluminum spacers. So maybe someone who already runs spacers can let me know their experiences.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
576 Posts
This set up would not give you 6" of back spacing. In fact, technically the spacers don't change back spacing of a wheel. But I see what your asking. Instead of the 6" BS your thinking of, it would actually be 2" of BS. So it would stick your tires out around 4"
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,320 Posts
Jordan's right about the BS!
A 2" thick adapter, wow, that's a lot!
The weight of the adapter isn't enought to be concerned about. The braking performance probably won't be hindered very much either unless you're running larger/heavier tires. the concern will be with your hubs! The strain placed on them by having the the weight moved out so far may lead to premature bearing failure.
Something to look into would be seeing if they offer that wheel in a 6-5.5 pattern so that you could run a 1" thick adapter and possibly a wheel with a bit more BS to help negate the effect of the force on the hub.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
PonyBoy said:
This set up would not give you 6" of back spacing. In fact, technically the spacers don't change back spacing of a wheel. But I see what your asking. Instead of the 6" BS your thinking of, it would actually be 2" of BS. So it would stick your tires out around 4"
i see what you mean. i was so worried about caliper clearance and was focused on figuring out if the offset was ok. mess up the backspace calc.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top