Always questions on backspacing

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  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stock wheels are 7 inches wide with 5 inches of backspacing or +25mm
    When Lifted a 7 inch wide wheel with 4 inches of backspacing or 0 mm works great
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    if running wider tires like 265-70-16s for example
    8 inch wide with 5 inches of backspacing or 12mm

    These are the sizes that work best IMO, no rubbing, not sticking out throwing debris everywhere

    always have to stop and think of the mm since I grew up using inches
     
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    Hey Tom, 03 renegade, I just put the OME lift with Bilsteins. And a top plate spacer on the front with an extra Isolator on the rear. Currently running a set of 31 10.5 15s with ranger rims(barely a mm of clearance with caliper!). A buddy of mine has a new set of rubicon wheels from 2018 JL. Basically I need new wheels and with that will come tires. I'd like to buy my buddies rims with an adapter, I'd wind up about $300 into those rims with the adapter set.

    What's your thoughts on those rims with the adapter, and if you think it's a go, what size tire to mount?
     
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    I'm not a fan of spacers at all
    But lots of folks run them so,....
    You'll need to stick to a tire like 245-70-17 , 30.5 inches tall
    Use quality spacers like spidertrax, some of those ones from China etc are just not good at all , or I would never trust them
    Those Wrangler wheels are a dime a dozen, no one wants them so they are everywhere
    So I guess he wants a 100 bucks for them ? Spidertrax spacers will be 200 ( or they were )
    Also remember you will not be able to use one as a spare unless you buy 3 sets of spacers
     
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    Thanks Tom, he wants 150, and I thought it was a deal, he only put 5000 highway on them. Then upgraded, I didn't look around to compare yet, but I will.
     
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    What about specs for those of us who came with factory 235/65R17's? I'm looking to get new wheels to replace the corroded factory chrome-cladded wheels.
     
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    7 inches wide, 5 inches of backspacing
    My 05 has those stupid chrome clad wheels as well in 17s , hate them
     
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    ..which is why I want to get rid of mine. My new paint scheme & chrome won't work together!
     
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    ..which is why I want to get rid of mine. My new paint scheme & chrome won't work together!