Originally Posted by rogerlillo
Currently I have stock 17x7.5 rims and supposedly they have 6.25 backspacing and 44.45 mm offset. I upgraded tires to 285/70/17 tires. I put 1.5 inch wheel spacers on there too. My question is I want the tires to stick out another 1 to 2 inches. They dont stick out even with the spacers. Is that because of the 6.25 backspacing? Do I need to get 17x8 or 17x9 rims and less offset? If so what would be appropriate? I am so confused.
I know this is an old thread, but I'll try and answer your questions.
Yes, the Stock Wheels do have the 6.25" Backspacing. I didn't like mine being stuck under the Fender either. Friday, I upgraded to these:
These are Black Rock Viper 900's in Tungsten color (they also make these in a Black Wheel...)
. They are 17"x8", have a 0 Offset, 4.5 Backspace, and are not Hubcentric. My Wheels now stick out about 2" outside of the Fenders. Here's a Garage Pic, since it was raining out yesterday. You can see about 2" of the Rubber "peeking out"
from under the Fenders:
I kept the same Tires I had on the Stock Rims (bought these a few months ago...)
, Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors, 255/75R17's. I think my wheels give my Jeep a more aggressive look now, as opposed to the Stock Wheels:
It's kinda weird, that your 1.5" Spacers didn't do anything to push your wheels out more. However, the Stock Wheels are pretty far under the Fender, and the 1.5" probably didn't make that much of a difference in pushing them out towards the edge of the Fender all that much. I love the way mine looks now! It doesn't give my Jeep that "Shoved under"
look, like the Wheels are connected directly to the Tub.
Might want to look into upgrading your wheels! That may be your answer.
Best of Luck & WELCOME ABOARD WF!