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Old 10-04-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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How to make tires stick out

Just got P265/75 R15 winterforce tires (which translate almost to be 31x10.5 and noticed that my tires do not stick out of the flares as much as other jeeps with the same size tires. Is it because they are mounted on tiny 15x6 rims?

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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If you want them to stick out farther, you can either shorten your flairs, changed to lower backspace wheels, or install spacers.

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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Different wheels with less backspacing.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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Think I'll go with the cheap option of cutting the flares.
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Spacers is your best bet.
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Wider tires and less backspacing on the wheels...
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And we don't just get less backspacing for looks. We need it try upgrading to a 12" wide tire, you'll see why
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Which wheels would you recommend? Soft 8s?
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I recommend them, they're cheap and look good. I have a soft 8 on my spare
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Hey!
Post us up some pics!
Let's see how they look.

Sometimes a change makes us think something looks bad and we rush out to make it different. It might be OK, and you may not realize it.

A couple of GOOD things about having your tires tucked under your flares, you won't get a ticket for it and it will help keep from flinging mud up inside your rig while you're on the trail
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However, Vermont I don't think has a single lift law to worry about. Check Lift Laws | Suspension Lift Laws By State (Updated 9/24/10) you should be clear.
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Heres how it sits now. I guess I sorta like the way it looks, and no, I don't believe there are any lift laws in Vermont since everyone jacks up there trucks, jeeps and there is even a Subaru I see in town that has a huge lift with crazy tires. I'll try to get a picture sometime.

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Ok, I have to agree, I'd likely go with a different wheel with a little different offset but not too radical because they are a pretty narrow tire.

I personally like the look of a Jeep with a narrower tire but spacing it out an inch or so would give it just a hair more of an aggressive look but it would still be shy of looking silly.
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Wider tires and less backspacing on the wheels...
Off subject here but i saw u driving down belloak dr the other day in the burgh. Small world! . I have the grey tj on 33's.
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Which wheels would you recommend? Soft 8s?
As far as steelies go, soft 8s are sexy hot!
if you shop around they are affordable too.
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Jegs has them the cheapest I've found.
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As far as steelies go, soft 8s are sexy hot!
if you shop around they are affordable too.
Thanks Kate. How much back spacing would you recommend?
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How wide do you want to go with tires in the future? Cheaper to only buy wheels once.... 4" is pretty much the norm for soft 8's... But anything less than 4.5" will do for a 12.5" tire.
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I'll probably only go up to 12.5", so I'll get the 4" backspace. Thanks guys!
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Why ruin them? It is embarrasing

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Think I'll go with the cheap option of cutting the flares.

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