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Old 09-09-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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Straight-Up NOOB questions

No boring intro, just the nuts and bolts:

1. the bolt pattern I'm finding online when shopping is 5x5.5, 4x5.5....is the JK a 5x5 or 5x5.5 or is that the same thing?

2. Will 33's fit on a stock X without lift?

3. I know the difference between a leaf and spring lift. But whats a body spacer and what is backspacing?

4. If I decided to up to 35's on a 2WD auto 4.01 gear, how much would that hinder the towing capacity? The most I would want to tow is a 20-25' ski/fishing boat.

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5" on 5" is the JK bolt patter......5 bolts spaced at 5 inches

33s will technically fit but may rub some when the suspension flexes or ya make sharp turns

a body lift places spacers where the body mounts are that "raise" the body for clearence

Backspacing is simply where the centerline of the wheel(the part that bolts to the hub) is in relation to the outer rim.....spacing the rim width out allows wider tires to be used without rubbing when turning

Your X is rated at 3500Lbs towing if ya change rear gear ratios to a numerically lower number<which larger tires will effectivly do> you will lower the rating

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5" on 5" is the JK bolt patter......5 bolts spaced at 5 inches
Your X is rated at 3500Lbs towing if ya change rear gear ratios to a numerically lower number<which larger tires will effectivly do> you will lower the rating
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edit: how significant is the larger tires such as 35's lower the rating? 500lbs?

So for 33's it would be wise to get a 2" lift and for 35's I'd probably want a 3" lift and backspacing...I would assume since the lift is so small there would be no alterations required for the drive shaft etc..(giving I do a suspension lift)?
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