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Old 01-02-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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I'm ordering new rims and tires this weekend but I'm not sure how much backspacing I should get for the tire size I'm getting. I just ordered a 1.25' BL a 1' MML and a 2' BB and I can clear 33's now. So I'm ordering rims but what backspacing do I need with a 33x12.50 inch tire at least to not make it all messed up looking.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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Stock BS is generally 5". 4.5" does not create enough clearance (a 1/2" does is not enough for an added 3" of tire width).

In my opinion, 4" BS is ideal. It creates plenty of clearance for the wider tires with a wider stance; however, the tires can still be tucked under larger flares if needed.

Some people go with a 3.75" BS, but they stick too far out IMO.

4" is the sweet spot.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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You need at least 4.5" bs for 33's. Lots of guys run out to 3.75" bs to give the jeep the wider more aggressive look.
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I've got a 3.75 BS and a 4 inch lift. I am running 35's
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