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Old 04-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question 35" tire : what rim size and back spacing ?

{Metalcloak fenders are enroute so I should clear the 35" tires and a Currie 4" lift is in the near futures as well.}

I want to go with a 35" x 12.50 tire but I am having problems with finding the exact rim I want. The tires claim to fit between an 8" and 10" rims.

1) One shop told me to go with a 17" x 9" rim with 4.25" of backspacing.
2) Next shop tells me to go with a 15" x 8" rim with 3.75" of backspacing.

Seems like I can find more 35" tires fitting a 17" rim so thought I would go with a 17" x 9" rim with the backspacing of 3.75" but I can't find any rims this size.

Anyone know of a 17" x 9" rim with 3.75" of backspacing ??
Not looking for anything fancy, just black steel rim.

Will both rims work without rubbing on the arms ??

If I had to choose between backspacing and rim diameter which setup would be better ( 1 or 2 ) ??

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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In my opinion, shop number 2 is more correct. 3.75" of bs is better and will cause less rubbing/chance of rubbing. Also an 8" wide wheel will allow you to air down further on the trail.

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15x8. More tires, much cheaper all together. Can usually get a set of soft 8s + tires for the same price and 17" tires. 35s might look a bit small on that amount of lift with MC's.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #4
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Metalcloaks with 35x12.5x15 and cragar 8's will rub your swaybar on turns. May want to look into other backspacing.

I delt with it and it went away when l installed a lift w/ antirock.

Also, rear will rub bad if taken off road or with a big bump in the road. Use the correct bumpstops.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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35s might look a bit small on that amount of lift with MC's.
I had wondered about this also.... hope I don't run into this as I don't want to run a 37" tire on stock axles.

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Metalcloaks with 35x12.5x15 and cragar 8's will rub your swaybar on turns. May want to look into other backspacing.

I delt with it and it went away when l installed a lift w/ antirock.

Also, rear will rub bad if taken off road or with a big bump in the road. Use the correct bumpstops.
What backspacing are you running on yours / crager 8's ?
What lift (size) and you running ?
Any pics of the metalcloaks with 35" tires ?

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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What backspacing are you running on yours / crager 8's ?
What lift (size) and you running ?
Any pics of the metalcloaks with 35" tires ?
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My cragars have 4.0 of backspacing

3" currie with antirock and 1.25" BL

Heres one with just the 1.25 bl


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Old 04-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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GO 15 much cheaper per tire than 17s, also check MB72s they are alloy strong so far, i air down to 12/14psi every time i go out, I got mine 80 each per rim through discount tire/tire america same place and on 35s

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I've got the 16 inch stock Moabs on my jeep with 1.25 spacers for a 3.75 BS. I could have bought new wheels and tires for what I paid for just the 315/75/16 MTRK's tires. and 17 were much more expensive. I have a 4 inch lift and it did rub in the back but I cut the flares and some metal and it's pretty good now. It does kiss a bit in really tight turns but not enough to make me use washers on the stops.
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It's all about the 15x8 for a 35" tire. 4"ish backspace should be good. I have a set of Black Rock 909s in 15x8 with 4" backspace and I don't rub. *your results may vary of course*
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I've got the 16 inch stock Moabs on my jeep with 1.25 spacers for a 3.75 BS. I could have bought new wheels and tires for what I paid for just the 315/75/16 MTRK's tires. and 17 were much more expensive. I have a 4 inch lift and it did rub in the back but I cut the flares and some metal and it's pretty good now. It does kiss a bit in really tight turns but not enough to make me use washers on the stops.
I had thought about this but had second thoughts on the wheel spacers.
What brand wheel spacers are you running ?
Any problems running them on the freeway ?

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