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Old 12/25/12, 10:12 PM   #1
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Will ford alcoa wheels fit a 76-77 bronco?

I think that i read somewhere on here that they required wheel spacers to keep from rubbing. Does anyone have experience with this issue?

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Old 12/25/12, 10:28 PM   #2
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I tried every 8" rim Ford made on my '77. They all hit the tie rod ends. Ended up using 8" Dodge 4x4 truck steel rims that work perfectly and they look original with Ford small hub caps for the '78-'79 Broncos. They have a larger CJ center hole but that's not a problem. They are made by Kelsey Hayes.
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There are several guys with 76s running alcoas with spacers. I'm not sure how much is required for clearance..

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Old 12/26/12, 07:33 AM   #4
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The wheels im talking about are 7.5" wide. They came on f150s and broncos from 1992-1996, the polished version. What backspacing is required to clear the tierods?

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The wheels im talking about are 7.5" wide. They came on f150s and broncos from 1992-1996, the polished version. What backspacing is required to clear the tierods?
So does this mean your keeping the bronco? I thank 1/4 spacer will work with no clamp on wheel weights.3.5 backspace works for sure and I thank the wheels your talking about are 4".
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The wheels im talking about are 7.5" wide. They came on f150s and broncos from 1992-1996, the polished version. What backspacing is required to clear the tierods?
I tried a set of these and they needed about 3/8" thick spacers to barely clear. We used some washers as we were just rolling it around the geerage during rehab.

I am converting to TRO steering which makes the problem worse so gonna convert to the 78 / 79 knuckle arrangement which resolves it.

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The wheels are a 4" backspace. I torque my wheels and unchecked them after 100 miles still was good. The reason I haven't balanced the tires as they seem to be fine and I use my Bronco off road and they would just be out of balance anyway with all the mud that gets left on the and rocks seem to hit.2012102195164649.jpg

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Old 12/26/12, 09:44 AM   #8
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so gonna convert to the 78 / 79 knuckle arrangement which resolves it.
That. I won't make the mistake again of using the 76/77 knuckles; I never did find a wheel that would clear them and am currently running 1" spacers for the wheels on it now.

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Thanks for all of the info. Did u have to use spacers Krawlin5?

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Old 12/26/12, 10:14 AM   #10
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Ford man I got a jbg 2.5" lift kit for christmas so im gonna keep it for now I guess.

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Old 12/26/12, 10:51 AM   #11
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Yes I have spacers I made at work out of alum. 5/16" thick. I guess my first post got deleted. I used longer Gorman studs and Gorrila lug nuts. I bought my rims at a flea market for $175. I only have about 4'' of lift and my tires rub on the front edge of my rear fenders. I need to move my axle back a inch.Tires rub on radius arms at full lock.
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