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Old 03-24-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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New Wheel Help

Hi guys, first post on here.
I am wondering if these wheels im looking at will fit my jeep as is or well i need spacers, etc to get them on. I have a 2008 2door wrangle X. i have a 2.5" rough country lift in it. Heres a link to the wheel info: Mamba Type M5 Black & Machined Wheel - JCWhitney

that should get u there to see the specs on them. Under specs, im looking at the 16x8 5 on 5 bolt. 10mm offset 4.87 backspace 3.083 hub
Thanks for any info
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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Looks good to go as far as I can tell. What width tire are you running? Most people normally recommend 4.5 BS.

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:41 PM   #3
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Looking at going with a 285/75r16 Bfg Goodrich xxxxxxx Not sure on model yet. Between Mud terrain and all terrian.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how much that extra .37 inch inset will matter. I don't think it will make that much difference. People normally run 285s on 4.5 BS, but I would think you'll be fine. Someone else will throw in their 2 cents before long. The only thing you would have to worry about is a little running at full turn, but I think it'll be minimal at most.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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So if im understanding how backspace works, that extra .37 in well move the tire closer to the axle not out from it correct? thus the possible rubbing. Anyone else have any info?
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So if im understanding how backspace works, that extra .37 in well move the tire closer to the axle not out from it correct? thus the possible rubbing. Anyone else have any info?
Correct.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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Correct.
Thank you. So i should probably really look for a backspace between say 4 and 4.5.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:04 PM   #8
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You are planning on running almost the identical set up I have on and I have NO lift. I am running Ultra Drifters 16 X 8 with 4.84 backspacing and 10mm of offset, with 285/75-16 Goodyear DuraTracs. I don't know the hub hole size of the top of my head but I know I just recently read it in a thread on another Jeep forum. The Goodyear DT's measure 32.8" X 11.3" X 16, BFG's AT K/O's are coming up as (the D rated ones)
32.8" X 9.2" X 16. So a narrower tire. With your two inch lift your laughing dude!
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:02 PM   #9
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i was lookin at those same rims for mine
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:08 PM   #10
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You are planning on running almost the identical set up I have on and I have NO lift. I am running Ultra Drifters 16 X 8 with 4.84 backspacing and 10mm of offset, with 285/75-16 Goodyear DuraTracs. I don't know the hub hole size of the top of my head but I know I just recently read it in a thread on another Jeep forum. The Goodyear DT's measure 32.8" X 11.3" X 16, BFG's AT K/O's are coming up as (the D rated ones)
32.8" X 9.2" X 16. So a narrower tire. With your two inch lift your laughing dude!
Thanks for the info. You have any rubbing issues that you know of? If not i think im goin to order these and try um out.

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