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12-18-2011 12:55 PM
jeepdude2003 That jeep is a champ its a 03 with only 48k miles on it I've owned it for a year and half I alone put 15k on it the last owner was a 60+ man that lived in newmexico and never really drove it much and left it in the car house lol
12-18-2011 11:12 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 View Post
Thanks for the imput guys a few days ago I ordered the km2s on a pair of mountain rock crawler rims can't wait for them to get here along with my lift super excited to get it all on ill post pics and I'm going to do one more good smoky burnout in the jeep befor I change out the tires have to love that inline six with a 5speed
Let's hope that 'one more good smoky burnout' doesn't snap an axleshaft, u-joint, or be the death knell for your clutch.
12-18-2011 11:00 AM
jeepdude2003 Thanks for the imput guys a few days ago I ordered the km2s on a pair of mountain rock crawler rims can't wait for them to get here along with my lift super excited to get it all on ill post pics and I'm going to do one more good smoky burnout in the jeep befor I change out the tires have to love that inline six with a 5speed
12-17-2011 09:35 PM
tailhole I just got my new wheels in yesterday. there 16x8 with 4.5 backspace.
Thats not going to give me any problem's is it?
I was going for 285 75 16.
there KMC wheels if that makes any difference.
12-17-2011 07:41 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jcb1974 View Post
I'd stick with the 8 inch rim either way. I have my 33x12.5 on 10" wheels and my buddy has the same tires on his stock 8" canyon wheels, and I think his look better. Also if you air down your tires off-road, you can let a lot more air out with the 8" rims and not have to worry about losing your bead....
X2 on both points.
12-17-2011 07:33 PM
jcb1974
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Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 View Post
Getting ready to order my tires and rims not sure if I want a 10wide rim and run 12.5 wides or got with 8 wide rims ans run a 10.5 tire also planning on letting the jeep sit on bf km2 33inch
And yes we see a lot of snow here love it

I'd stick with the 8 inch rim either way. I have my 33x12.5 on 10" wheels and my buddy has the same tires on his stock 8" canyon wheels, and I think his look better. Also if you air down your tires off-road, you can let a lot more air out with the 8" rims and not have to worry about loosing your bead....

If your going to stick with the bf km2's, I'd be careful in the snow on the roads....a friend of mine has them on his ranger, and it's all over the road on wet, and lightly covered snowy roads....But thier BOMB in the mud and trails....
12-16-2011 11:55 AM
Rubicon2 Jerry's right. The only time turning radius would be affected would be with more backspacing on the wheels.
12-16-2011 10:01 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 View Post
Now how's the turning effected by that wide of a tire?
Tire width doesn't affect your turning radius.
12-16-2011 10:01 AM
jeepdude2003 Getting ready to order my tires and rims not sure if I want a 10wide rim and run 12.5 wides or got with 8 wide rims ans run a 10.5 tire also planning on letting the jeep sit on bf km2 33inch
And yes we see a lot of snow here love it
12-16-2011 09:58 AM
jeepdude2003 Got to love the torque of the inline six on a five speed down the road I want go from 307gears to 410s
12-16-2011 09:57 AM
jeepdude2003 Nope but I love to power slide when it rains and also love parking on big packed mounds of snow from the plows
12-16-2011 08:40 AM
Rubicon2 Didn't realize you were in Illinois. Are you in an area that sees much snow? Be prepared for how your Jeep is going to handle slush and deep snow on the roads. You will be all over the place. Unless you have already been driving on 12.5's. I don't think turning will be affected to much. It might be slightly wider though.
12-16-2011 12:07 AM
jeepdude2003 Now how's the turning effected by that wide of a tire?
12-15-2011 08:59 PM
jeepdude2003 Ok good because when I called to order the tire and rim package they said it SOULD be fine and I said if you can't tell me 100% I'm not going to have rubbing issues I'm not going to spend over a grand on a should be statement
12-15-2011 07:11 PM
Jerry Bransford 4" is ideal, I'd run that backspace for my 12.5" wide tires every day any day.
12-15-2011 07:08 PM
jcb1974 You should be good...I had 14"wides on a 3.75 backspace with NO PROBLEMS. I could flex the tires right up to the fender flares and never had any rub except for the flare itself....(forgot the bumpstops) so 12.5 on a 4" should be good....
12-15-2011 05:53 PM
Rubicon2 You might have very slight tire rub on the lower control arm. But I think you might be alright. Anything more than 4 and you would for sure.
12-15-2011 04:19 PM
jeepdude2003
rim back spacing question

Hello there every one i have a 03 TJ im currently waiting on the 4inch lift kit and was wanting to know if i will have any tire rub issues with a 4inch back space with a set of 33talls by 12.5 wides?

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