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Old 07-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Im new to the forum and to Jeep Modding. I have been working on VW's and Audis up until now, but I thought I would give some off-roading shot with my Jeep. I have a completely stock 2008 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and it is due for some new tires. I was looking at going with the black rock 16" steels and putting 285/75R/16R Wrangler Duratrac or M/T's on there. What kind of spacing should I get? 4 1/4 or 5? Or if you guys have some other suggestions feel free to throw em out there, Im used to going fast and low so Im a bit out of my element.

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I have 285/75/16 Falken AT's with 4.5" backspacing. I've seen others with 33's and about 3.75" BS saying they don't rub at all without a lift. I would say 4.25" is the best option you listed.

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I have 285/75/16 Falken AT's with 4.5" backspacing. I've seen others with 33's and about 3.75" BS saying they don't rub at all without a lift. I would say 4.25" is the best option you listed.
Just so I understand correctly, that would push them out further of the wheel wells right? And a larger spacing would bring them in more?
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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Will 33 inches require a lift of some sort immediately?

Also, is it worth getting a Wrangler chipped along with a CAI and possibly a exhaust?
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Just so I understand correctly, that would push them out further of the wheel wells right? And a larger spacing would bring them in more?
Back spacing is the measurement between the inside of the rim to where the middle of the rim mounts against the brake rotors. Therefore, more backspacing brings the wheel inwards more and less backspacing pushes them out past the fenders more. This is assuming that the rim with different backspacing is the same width.

I mentioned the size and backspacing I have, no issues driving on the road but the rear tires barely rub the bottom of the fender wells when off roading.

Also, I have no lift whatsoever.
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Back spacing is the measurement between the inside of the rim to where the middle of the rim mounts against the brake rotors. Therefore, more backspacing brings the wheel inwards more and less backspacing pushes them out past the fenders more. This is assuming that the rim with different backspacing is the same width.

I mentioned the size and backspacing I have, no issues driving on the road but the rear tires barely rub the bottom of the fender wells when off roading.

Also, I have no lift whatsoever.
Ok awesome, thank you. I am hoping to get started with it in a few weeks, 3 years of stock is long enough I think.

Last year at college someone did a hit and run on the right side of my bumper, and I just popped it out until I got around to replacing it. Looks pretty hideous. What are some quality and reliable companies for jeep front bumpers, looking for tow hooks and a bull bar with possible winch in the future.

Sorry for all the questions, want to learn quickly without making same mistakes I did in past car projects.

Sorry to ask a lot of question right
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Check other posts in this forum about the bumpers. I get catalogs from www.quadratec.com

I'm keeping stock bumpers until they get thrashed.

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