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Old 07-14-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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TJ Rims to a YJ-what size spacers?

Hi all,

I'm close to wrapping up restoration on my 89 Laredo (trying to keep this one close to original) - I say close because of my wheel choice, which is where I need help.



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After a little light body work, new paint and decals and a fresh set of oem spec tires - my 24 year old rims looked like garbage. I looked into wheel reconditioning and factory knock offs...then I came across a set of 5 reconditioned gray TJ rims that I feel in love with. My wife wasn't happy, but I grabbed them (outside the budget).



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So thinking that they were the same size and width as my stock rims, it would be a no brainer swap. Nope, rookie move. That's when I learned the TJ axels are wider so the offset on the rim TJ rim is much shallower. If I out these on my YJ without a spacer, they would tuck in under the wheel well. Not good.

Anyone happen to know what size spacer (1.5, 2 inch), is correct to help maintain the stock stance that I have now? I checked the threads and wasn't able to find a stock to stock size to reference.

Really appreciate the help! Love the board, it's helped me through quite a few fixes.

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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If I were you i'd just use a plumb bob and measure the distance needed, better safe then sorry..I looked and couldn't find anything that new just these charts which show no difference. NoExcuses, Inc. 800-923-JEEP.com
Backspacing chart w/ offset range and tire width-should sticky - JeepForum.com Good luck on the fitment and keep us informed!

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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The YJ has a WMS of 60"
The TJ has a WMS of 60.5"
You should be fine with a small spacer(if any)

Those TJ wheels should be a 15x7/8 with 5" BS
I'm not sure what size your YJ wheels are...maybe 15x7 with ? BS.
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Ok thanks! I'll measure again and reply back with how I net out (was relying on my local tire guys "jeep expertise".
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Ok thanks! I'll measure again and reply back with how I net out (was relying on my local tire guys "jeep expertise".

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