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Old 10-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Backspacing for a TJ

Looking for some knowledge from this great forum! Is 4.97 inches of backspacing too much on a 16x8 rim with 285/75x16 tires. Am I going to have any rubbing issues. I have a RE 3 1/2" lift. Are any of you running this combo?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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You're probably going to have some rubbing on the control arms. With my 265's on 16x8 wheels and stock Rubicon backspacing which I think was 5" I had very slight rubbing if I turned hard lock to lock. I went to wheels with 4.5" of backspacing.
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