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Old 02-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Proper backspacing

Buying 33 12.5 15...tj 97 4 in lift. Looking for new wheels, what backspacing do I need to avoid rubbing?

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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4.5" max bs for a 12.5" tire on a TJ. 4-3.75" are most common.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Thank you. Any idea how far past the stock fender flares that will be with 4in BS?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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Thank you. Any idea how far past the stock fender flares that will be with 4in BS?
Tires will be about 4" outside of standard flares
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Thank you. Any idea how far past the stock fender flares that will be with 4in BS?
4" of backspacing on a 15x8 wheel will position the wheel 1.5" further out than a factory 15x8 wheel with its typical 5.5" amount of backspacing is. Also, my advice is to go with nothing wider than a 15x8 for that size tire. Your tires would have an easier time remaining safely seated when aired way down for offroading than they would on a 15x10 wheel.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Mine with 3.75 backspacing and 33x12.5x15 tires on 15x10 rims

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