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Old 07-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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JK Wheel/Tire info

I recently bought new wheels and tires for my JK Sport. The wheels fit fine on the rear but it was touching the caliper in the front. The wheels I got are the Black Rock Type 8 Series 997 Matte Black, size 16"x8", 5x5 bolt, 4 1/4" backspacing, -6mm offset (Black Rock 997685042 Black Rock Type 8 Series 997 Matte Black Wheels)
My tires are BF Goodrich mud terrain km2, size 265/75/16.

I don't know anything about wheels or tires and what numbers I need to look at. Can someone help me pick out wheels that will actually fit my jeep without hitting the caliper or anything else? Also, what do I need to look at to get the tires to stick out from the vehicle instead of being straight under it?

I am now running my tires on the stock wheels and it looks horrible.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Get your self some spacers

Or wheels with the proper backspacing.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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Yep, go with a 1 or 1.5 spacer and itll be fine
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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Don't normally here of 16" wheels posing problems. Hell, there are hundreds of folks running 15" rims. Some require a little caliper grinding while others don't. Are you sure it wasn't the weights inside the wheel that were hitting the caliper? If it was, they may could he repositioned. You have plenty of backspacing, so that shouldn't be the issue.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I'll probably get some spacers.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! I'll probably get some spacers.
Why? The spacers are for lowering the amount of backspacing you have and for pushing your wheels further out from your inner wells and suspension components. You already said that the wheels have 4.25 of backspacing, so that isn't your problem. If you were to add some spidertrax spacers, that would take your backspacing down to 2.75" and the wheels/tires would stick WAY too far outside your fenders.

Now, if it is one of the spokes or another part of the front part of the wheel that is making contact with the spacer, then I reckon a spacer could fix that, but you would only need a very small spacer.

Really need to know what part of the wheel is making contact with the caliper; part of the wheel face hitting the front part of the caliper, or the wheel ring hitting the side of the caliper.

Here is a pic of someone running the 16" 997s and 35s without spacers (to my knowledge), so it can be done.
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Why? The spacers are for lowering the amount of backspacing you have and for pushing your wheels further out from your inner wells and suspension components. You already said that the wheels have 4.25 of backspacing, so that isn't your problem. If you were to add some spidertrax spacers, that would take your backspacing down to 2.75" and the wheels/tires would stick WAY too far outside your fenders.

Now, if it is one of the spokes or another part of the front part of the wheel that is making contact with the spacer, then I reckon a spacer could fix that, but you would only need a very small spacer.

Really need to know what part of the wheel is making contact with the caliper; part of the wheel face hitting the front part of the caliper, or the wheel ring hitting the side of the caliper.

Here is a pic of someone running the 16" 997s and 35s without spacers (to my knowledge), so it can be done.
The wheel is so deep dished that it is rubbing on the caliper. My stock wheels are about a quarter inch away from the caliper and the new Black Rock wheels are actually touching it. Wouldn't spacers put a distance between the caliper and the Black Rock wheel so that it isn't touching anymore?

The wheel face is hitting the front of the caliper.
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The wheel is so deep dished that it is rubbing on the caliper. My stock wheels are about a quarter inch away from the caliper and the new Black Rock wheels are actually touching it. Wouldn't spacers put a distance between the caliper and the Black Rock wheel so that it isn't touching anymore?

The wheel face is hitting the front of the caliper.
Then yes, I reckon you would have to resort to spacers. But, like I said, a quality spacer will probably push the wheel too far out of the week for you liking. Could definitely give it a try though. Good luck.

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