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Old 02-13-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Wheel size?

Finally getting rid of my wheels and ordering some Soft 8's tomorrow. Good deal on Quadratec, 175 for 4 shipped. I'll buy the 5th and some centercaps next paycheck. My question is do I want the 8" wide or the 10" wide wheel for my 35x12.50s? I'm not sure how wide my wheels are now.

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i would buy a 8" wide rim for 35x12.5 tires.

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OK thanks Nic. Thats what I was planning on but with my luck I would buy them and go to have them put on and I would have bought the wrong size. Just wanted to make sure. I can't wait to get them on, it will look 10x better.
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If your going to go with a steel wheel, defiantly an 8". A steelie is hard enough to get it to balance out, even with tires that normally balance easily. A 10" would be even worse.
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my wheels are 8.5" wide and it works perfect for me.

be sure that you buy a wheel with the right backspacing.
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Heck, I have 8" wheels and 13.5" tires.
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white, what bs are you looking to get?
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Pretty sure they're 4".

*edit* Just checked and they are 4.
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I'd go with something lower if they have it. ~3.75, maybe ~3.5
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All they have is 4" from what I see. That 1/4-1/2" make much of a difference?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:00 PM   #11
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1/2+1/2=1"...
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What? 4-3.75=.25 4-3.5=.5
Or do you mean The quarter or half inch on each side?
Like the combined number.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:12 PM   #13
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yeah combined.. they add up man.
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And that narrows it some...I measured my wheels backspacing a while back when I was looking to buy new ones. That 1/2" narrower path makes a difference?
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when you're on a trail it does. It's obviously not going to make your jeep fly or go through everything in its path but if you can get that 1/2" wider track for the same price, why wouldn't you.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #17
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give them a call and see what they say.
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I'm not that really worried about it. Seems like it can't be much of a difference. Anyone else have any input on this?
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Depends how knobby ur tires are but u might also have some rubbing.
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If it was that big of a deal I don't think it would be the only option offered by Quadratec.

You get your 35s?
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #21
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nope not yet, now we've moved it up to Saturday.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:12 PM   #22
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dont wana hijack but trip where you gettin the 35's at
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Ive got a 93 and am running the crager d window 15x8 with 33x12.5. The only complaint i have is a hard left turn will rub on the front leaf spring. That little bit of back space can make a diffrence, but the only time it will is when its a HARD turn. I try not to turn that hard due to the fact that hard of a turn while crawling puts alot of strain on the parts and break alot easier.
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dont wana hijack but trip where you gettin the 35's at
I got them from a friend from school. He had a yj with a rusty frame that cant hold the 35s so he took them off as it was just too much weight

they are 15" rims 10" wide with 3.5" BS.
Tires are 35" tall 12.5" wide. At the side walls they measure about 14-15" wide.



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Old 02-18-2008, 12:52 AM   #25
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i thought stock axles couldnt handle 35's
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well they can handle them if you drive it nicely.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:49 AM   #27
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White93 - 4" BS is perfectly fine. You won't find many steel wheels with more than that as it becomes a strength issue. If you really want a wider track width, aluminum/alloy is the only way.
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Most steelies that i've seen are 3.75.
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OK cool. UPS says they should be here today, I'm getting off work early to get em put on. Pics to come!
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Most steelies that i've seen are 3.75.
I said MOST..

New wheels look good Whitey.

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