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Old 05-06-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Could somebody help me figure out this wheel/tire issue

I'm getting some BFg 32's shortly and I'm having a hell of a time figuring out what wheels to get or if I need new ones. My jeep came with some pretty nice Alloys that are supporting "30x9.5x15" right now (does this mean that the wheels are 9.5's) I'm really confused.

If I move up to 32's do i need new wheels?

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9.5 is the width of the wheel at the bead.

What width 32" tire are you gonna buy? If you get a 10.5, you should be ok. Skinnier, not so much.

Oh, and what offset are you currently running with those wheels? If you get wider tires you may get some rubbing.

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Old 05-06-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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9.5 is the width of the wheel at the bead.

What width 32" tire are you gonna buy? If you get a 10.5, you should be ok. Skinnier, not so much.

Oh, and what offset are you currently running with those wheels? If you get wider tires you may get some rubbing.
i hate to sound like an idiot, but what's the offset.

I have a 2" lift, if that helps!
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The easiest way to measure backspace is to lay the wheel face down onto the ground so the backside of the wheel is facing up. Take a straight edge and lay it diagonally across the inboard flange of the wheel. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from where the straight edge contacts the inboard flange to the hub mounting pad of the wheel. This measurement is backspace.

So, the less you have, the closer to the steering and tub of the Jeep the tires and with wider tires, you may get some rubbing while turning. You can overcome that by changing the length of the stops (if you look inside your tire when they are turned all the way, where the wheel "stops" is a stud on your frame).
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Are your wheels factory alloys? Some factory wheels are 7" and some are 8". The back space on the factory is to much for a 11.50 and wider tire. As stevens243 stated a 10.50 width tire will most likely be OK.
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