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Old 08-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question about backspacing??

Hey guys I know this is covered a lot but I'm still not sure. I have a 97 TJ SE. I just bought general grabber at2's 31x10.50x15 and I'm looking at soft 8's, but I'm not sure on what size to get? I'd like for the tires to stick out a bit and look aggressive. In the future I plan on getting a 2" spacer lift but will be running stock for now. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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On my 2000 Sahara with Canyon wheels the backspacing was 5.5 inches, its hard to find any aftermarket rims with more than 4.5". I ended up getting some Dick Cepec 15x8" rims with I think 3.75" of backspacing which put the wheels almost 2 inches farther out. I was worried about moving them that far out, but it ended up looking great. I'm running the same 31x10.5 tires as you.
I think the Sahara flares are a little wider than the stock flares, so you might look at something closer to 4.25" of backspace if you don't want the tires to stick out.

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Old 08-05-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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If you stick with 3.75 to 4.25" backspacing and later decide you want wider tires, it won't be an issue, and it will give you the wider stance you're looking for now.
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Thanks I appreciate the help
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