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Old 01-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Was wondering if anyone has difficulty with 285/70/17 with the amount of back spacing (5.2 inches). Although better than stock, it's still .7 inches from the magic 4.5 number everyone talks about. Also I am not going to lift, so looking for stock JK opinions
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Hi everyone, another newcomer bitten by the jeep bug. I want to upgrade from LT 265 70 17R'S to LT 285 70 17R'S on 17 x 7.5 OEM Wheels. Thinking about using Ready lift 1.75 with 1.5 Spidertrax....any thoughts?

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Was wondering if anyone has difficulty with 285/70/17 with the amount of back spacing (5.2 inches). Although better than stock, it's still .7 inches from the magic 4.5 number everyone talks about. Also I am not going to lift, so looking for stock JK opinions
I have 4.5" backspacing on my raceline raptors but I would rather have the 5.2 backspacing just to keep the tires tucked in a bit. I see plenty of pintlers shod with bigger tires so must work good.
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Sorry for the highjack of the highjack, OP. Just having a little fun.

I wonder about the backspacing on the Pintlers myself. They used to publish the backspacing at 4.7" but it seems they are the 5.2", but I don't think there's actually been a manufacturing change.

I believe many run that exact setup without issue. In fact, that would be my setup of choice if I were to ever swap wheels, so I'd like to hear others' experiences with a 285/70 on a 5.2" backspaced Pintler.

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Sorry for the highjack of the highjack, OP. Just having a little fun.

I wonder about the backspacing on the Pintlers myself. They used to publish the backspacing at 4.7" but it seems they are the 5.2", but I don't think there's actually been a manufacturing change.

I believe many run that exact setup without issue. In fact, that would be my setup of choice if I were to ever swap wheels, so I'd like to hear others' experiences with a 285/70 on a 5.2" backspaced Pintler.

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There is definitely been a manufacturing change since they originally came out. My set of Pintlers were the old 4.2" BS [what i measured], when 2 were warrantied they sent the 5.2" BS wheels...yea, that was fun.
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I run 315/70/17 Tires with Pintlers and somehow I don't have rubbing issues at all when turning.
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i think the rubbing issues come from beefier control arms and any modifications to the drag link or tie rod. most aftermarket drag links & tie rods require you to have at least 4.5" of back spacing.
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There is definitely been a manufacturing change since they originally came out. My set of Pintlers were the old 4.2" BS [what i measured], when 2 were warrantied they sent the 5.2" BS wheels...yea, that was fun.
Interesting to hear this. From what I read it was just a measuring difference in how AEV did vs. the rest of the world, and not an actual difference in the wheel.

So you are saying that by physically measuring your old vs. new wheels, they came out different?

Assuming you are right I wonder why AEV would bother making it different. It would seem to be a lot of effort/cost to re-manufacture the casting to make the backspacing "worse."

Weird.
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i think the rubbing issues come from beefier control arms and any modifications to the drag link or tie rod. most aftermarket drag links & tie rods require you to have at least 4.5" of back spacing.
So your theory is that running Pintlers on stock suspension with the 5.2 backspacing is alright.

It's when other suspension components are changed that the less (4.5") backspacing is needed.

Do I have that right?

It seems to make some sense, as there are users running a 285/70-17 on the stock wheels (6.25" backspacing) and report some rubbing, but only when turning.

For users staying on stock suspension but just want a slightly bigger tire (285/70 or maybe even a 315), the extra .95" would seem to remedy this.

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These are IMHO the best looking wheels out there (especially the beadlocks!) but there are two issues I VERY stubbornly accepted. The backspacing is too large and the wheel face (offset) is too shallow. Anyone actually using their Jeep for what's she's made for is going to destroy the pretty face on these quickly. I didn't want to admit any of this until I saw a 2011 JKUR on 35's that had problems with both on a RK 3.5 MT
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These are IMHO the best looking wheels out there (especially the beadlocks!) but there are two issues I VERY stubbornly accepted. The backspacing is too large and the wheel face (offset) is too shallow. Anyone actually using their Jeep for what's she's made for is going to destroy the pretty face on these quickly. I didn't want to admit any of this until I saw a 2011 JKUR on 35's that had problems with both on a RK 3.5 MT
I agree they are the best looking wheel, but don't fully agree with your assertion they will get beat up quickly if actually using the Jeep for what she's made.

If you're rock crawling, sure. Of course, almost any wheel will get beat up under those conditions. That's why the AEVs don't work there. They are too expensive to hammer on.

However, I think there are other things to do that are "Jeep Appropriate" that won't damage the wheels. They aren't as extreme as rock crawling, but no less Jeep worthy.

Just my two cents.


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