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Old 10-12-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Need Help with my new Rubicon

I have a new 2010 Rubicon (my first Jeep ever) and want to buy new rims. Should I use the stock tires that came with the car or buy new tires for the new rims? DO i need to buy spacers also? Will the tires look like they are sticking out a little (which I want) without the spacers? DO I need to get a lift as well in order to not get rubbing? Where is the best place to buy these items?

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Boy that's a lot of questions... You can keep the stock tires on new wheels and be fine as long as the wheels are the right size. You won't need spacers if you get proper backspacing on the wheels. If you get wheels with less backspace(bs) than your stockers, they will be pushed out from under the tub. If you want taller tires you will need to lift it to gain clearance for them.

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A few more things. You don't necessarily need to lift it to put in bigger tires. Fender trimming, bump stops, flat fenders, and other things will let you put on up to 35's without a lift.

Also, lower back spacing will indeed let your tires stick out further, just be careful with that. Make sure they don't stick out too far because A) it put more strain on your axles since you're moving the weight of the tire/ wheel further from its intended stress point B) some states have laws against tries sticking out past the fender flairs.

If you need a hand or have any more questions feel free to ask.
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