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Old 12-05-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
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Would this look silly?

I am a new guy to jeeps and y'all seem like pretty knowledgable folks. I have an 2012 Jk sport with the 255-75-17 tires. My wife works at a dealership and I can get the rubicon tires of the same size only mud terrains. I also want them to stick out and don't want to have to redo my speedo if I can avoid it. So I was thinking if I got 4 inch backspaced wheels with these 10 inch wide tires they might stick out alittle and I won't lose any mpg. Will it look silly with a narrow tire sticking out? Is 4 inch bs enough?

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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HAHA. I would not go that route. I've seen a guy with 35's at 10.50 wide and it looks really goofy to me... his don't even really stick out that much.

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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I am a new guy to jeeps and y'all seem like pretty knowledgable folks. I have an 2012 Jk sport with the 255-75-17 tires. My wife works at a dealership and I can get the rubicon tires of the same size only mud terrains. I also want them to stick out and don't want to have to redo my speedo if I can avoid it. So I was thinking if I got 4 inch backspaced wheels with these 10 inch wide tires they might stick out alittle and I won't lose any mpg. Will it look silly with a narrow tire sticking out? Is 4 inch bs enough?
Might take some work but if you have time, play with your current tires... jack up one side of your jeep, set it on jacks, take off your tires and rims measure your current bs and stand up your current tires out (on their own) what ever the difference is between the stock rims and what the new rims are. That way you can visually decide for yourself. It may look a little funky I don't know though...
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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Recommended BS on the JK is 3.75-4.5" when going to larger tires. Stock rims are usually 6". You can get wheel spacers to make the wheels stick out 1.5" further. The stock Rubi wheels would look fine pushed out a little even though it's not needed. Then if you have the correct BS you can go 33x12.5" tires without a lift and only rubbing a little at full articulation after you need new tires.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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Well today my wife asked around and I can get any size of the bfgs cheaper so... I'm thinking 285-70-17s on a wheel with 4.5 inch backspacing that should make it stick out alittle. Those tires are about half an inch taller and one inch wider. Only thing that concerns me with is speedo. Don't think mpg will be affected to much.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #6
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Depends which wheels your jeep came with. The tiny steel wheels I had were 29". I went to 33", At 55 on speedo I am going almost 63 mph
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Well I have the stock 32 street tires now that came on it. They are supposed be 32.1". The bfgs are supposed to be 32.7".
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Well I have the stock 32 street tires now that came on it. They are supposed be 32.1". The bfgs are supposed to be 32.7".
You won't notice the difference. Maybe 1 MPH.

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