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Old 12-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Need help with getting new wheels, what specs

so i did a little research and from what i found the stock wheels have 4.5in backspacing. I put 265/75/15 on my yj and the tires rub the back part of the leaf spring after about 1 1/2 turns of the steering wheel. this is a pic of the stock wheels. so i would like to get new wheels to alleviate this. does anybody have any input or opinions on this, ive been told 3.75in would be fine.. also should i stick with 15x7 rims or go to 15x8. even though they are everywhere ive always want the soft 8 style wheels.


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Old 12-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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so i did a little research and from what i found the stock wheels have 4.5in backspacing.
You might be correct. But from what I've found (I'm researching new wheels also) the stockers are 5.25" backspacing. You need to be SURE before you pull the trigger because otherwise you'll have the tires sticking out from under the fenders and look like a skateboard going down the street.

You can always pull one and measure it for certainty. Or your spare, if it is the same wheel.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Im just measuring from the back of the wheel mount surface to the edge of the back part the wheel,correct?
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Have you considered adjusting the steering stops so the tires do not rub the leaf springs? Takes about 5 minutes and costs $.50.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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that is an option till i find wheels.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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the wheels are so i can get the fuller turn back
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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well that was easy, had to use 2 washers to stop the rubbin thanks for the help. i had totally forgot about that option. prolly gonna say screw the wheels, still got a good turn radius

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