I just picked up 93 YJ (2.5L) 171k miles with GY Wrangler 31x10.50R15's (Jeep alloy rims). The tires have about 1/2-3/4 tread left on them.
The PO recommended a 1" BL to help with the tires and clearance. I've not noticed much in the way of rubbing on the fender wells, but I have noticed a bit on the leaf springs during tight turns (u-turns). Now in my reading I've come across backspacing on wheels, and even though I've seen a diagram I'm still not quite sure how it works other than I want rims that push out away (the Jeep rims seem to curve back in toward the hubs) from the hubs a bit to move those 10" wide tires away from the springs.
There isn't a front bumper and I'm looking to put one on there. I'm looking at these 4;
E-Auto Grilles tubular front with hoop
Smittybilt SRC front
Smittybilt tubular front
Rampage tubular front with hoop
Free 2 day shipping w Amazon is a good thing...I plan to do some 4x4in but no major crawlin, and in that case (as per Malteseflcn's bumper thread) it's a matter of what I like ... so my main question is, are the tubular bumpers ok as recovery bumpers or should I go with one that has the d-rings and shackles? Should I need to get pulled out of somewhere will the tubular bumper work as well as a "recovery" bumper?