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Old 03-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Yet another tire question.

Whats up guys, Im new to the jeep family and I recently purchased a 2012 JKU Sahara. I am looking to change the stock wheels but need some help. I would like to go with a 18X9 W/ 5" backspacing and run a 255/70 18. Is this possible or would I rub?

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Whats up guys, Im new to the jeep family and I recently purchased a 2012 JKU Sahara. I am looking to change the stock wheels but need some help. I would like to go with a 18X9 W/ 5" backspacing and run a 255/70 18. Is this possible or would I rub?
Why? That tire's only 32" tall and a little over 10" wide...pretty much what you've got now.

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Ok so since the magic number for back spacing is 4.5" would I need spacers? Or can I run a 5" with no problems? As for tires what would you recommend? I want to get the XD Series rockstar, but I also want to keep my stock height for now. Any suggestions?

Cant wait to start modding my Jeep. Im not big on off roading but I do go camping, canoeing and snowboarding just to give you an idea of what purpose my jeep will serve.
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