Originally Posted by metalman101
So here's the deal y'all, I'm getting a Rough Country 3.25" lift with 285/75R17 Toyo Open-Country AT II's. Basically I have two questions:
1. Will I need to buy wheel spacers?
2. Rough Country mentions something about possibly having to do wheel backspacing. What is that, and will I need to do it?
I drive a 2013 JKU Sport S with the max tow package.
There is a ton of good info in here. As someone else said, if you're using the factory wheels, you'll probably need some spacers to keep from rubbing. If you're going with aftermarket wheels, just make sure they have the proper backspacing for the tires you want to run and you wont rub.
So just to reiterate, you need spacers if you don't have the proper backspacing for the tires you're running. If you go with aftermarket wheels and have the proper spacing you won't need spacers.
Remember, the smaller the amount of backspacing, the further the wheels/tires will stick out from the fenders. That is sort of counter intuitive so I thought it was worth mentioning.
Let me know if you have any other quesitons!