|06-20-2012 10:02 PM|
|06-20-2012 06:44 PM|
Give me some info,please.Thanks
|03-20-2012 08:11 PM|
Thanks for all the help.
Went and order my wheels today.
|03-20-2012 04:28 PM|
|03-20-2012 04:16 PM|
|FreezerJeep||My head has been blown.|
|03-20-2012 03:56 PM|
I don't mind them sticking out a little further.
|03-20-2012 03:46 PM|
|03-20-2012 03:32 PM|
|SolarStar||Could I run a 17x9 wheel with an offset of -24 w a 35x12.5 tire?|
|03-17-2012 05:54 PM|
For 12.5" tires on any wheel you need 0 offset on a JK
18X9 wheel need a minimum of 0 offset which is 5" bs
4.5" is needed for 8" wide wheels
Here is a guide I wrote up for someone else:
15" wheel need at least 3.75" bs so not to rub caliper no matter how wide the wheel
16" wide wheels need at least 4.25" bs for the same reason as above
That applies to alloy and some steel but there can be exceptions. Most steel 15" will not fit.
17" and larger wheel need the following for 315 mm or 12.5" tires
7.5" wide wheels need 4.25 bs
8" wide wheels need 4.5" bs
8.5" wheel need at least 4.75 bs
9" wide wheels need 5" bs
9.5" needs 5.25" bs
10" need 5.5" bs
10.5 need 5.75" bs
11" Not recommended needs 6" bs.
All these are 0 offset but you can use less offset of -12 or -19 but the tire will stick out further past the fender with these offsets
|03-17-2012 04:30 PM|
Since I have some experts here
I am going to be running 35x12.5x18 on an 18x9 wheel.
What offset number am I looking at to get the magical 4.5 of BS everyone says u need for no rub.
If thats not the case what are the minimum #s I need to look for regarding offset and BS.
Thank you in advance.
|03-10-2012 05:52 PM|
|4fit||Alright ric. I follow what you are saying. I still prefer to use backspacing as my measurement of choice, but I do follow what you mean.|
|03-10-2012 05:43 PM|
Here is why. How do you measure offset? You measure from the center of the wheel. If you have 0 offset that means the center of the wheel mounts flush to the hub directly where half the wheel is on one side of the hub face and half the wheel sets inside the hub face. It doesn't matter what size the wheel is, this will be true. And since the tire sits equally centered to the wheel then 0 offset means half the tire sits on one side of the hub and half on the other. It doesn't matter if the wheel is 2" wide or 12" wide, half and half meaning tire sits half and half no matter it's size
Remeber the wheel really doesn't matter because it is the tire that rubs not the wheel. So since a 12" wide tire on a 8" wide wheel with 0 offset the TIRE will sit 6" behind the hub and 6" in front. The same 12" wide TIRE on a 11" wheel will still sit 6" on one side of the hub and six inches on the other. Doesn't matter the wheel size or tire size at a 0 offset the tire will sit half and half.
That means the TIRE will sit exactly the same stance as long as the OFFSET is the same
On the other hand a 8" wide wheel with 4.5" backspace that has a 12" wide TIRE would have the TIRE sitting 6" on one side of the hub and 6" on the other. While a 10" wheel with a 4.5 backspace which means the front space will be 5.5". And since the tire sits on the wheel equally on each side means it will push the tire to the outside by 1". Now the 12" TIRE now sits 5.5" on the inside of the hub and 6.5" on the outside.
That means a 8" with 4.5"bs has a smaller stance then the 10" with 4.5"bs While if both had 0 offset they would sit exactly the same.
A 8" wide wheel with 4.5" bs will let the TIRE sit exactly the same as a 10" wide wheel with 5.5" bs. And yes both have a 0 offset. This is because the 12" wide tire will hang over a smaller wheel more then it will a larger one. You will have and extra inch of tire hanging over the 8" wide wheel then the 10" so the 8" wide wheel needs the 1 extra bs to account for the tire size.
|03-10-2012 05:27 PM|
Backspace is the worst use of measurement. Offset is the best. Offset never changes no matter what the wheel width or size is but backspace does. A 8" wide wheel requiring a 4.5" bs is 0 offset while a 10" wide wheel with a 0 offset and will set exactly the same as the 8" wide wheel with 0 offset yet the backspace is 5.5"
Backspace is absolutely the worst form of measurement. You are looking at it backwards
|03-10-2012 10:37 AM|
Just ask if you need to know how to spell syzygy. Oh, wait...
|03-10-2012 10:09 AM|
|03-10-2012 08:59 AM|
|03-10-2012 08:56 AM|
Lol.... The tire guys ^^
Both got all their experience working at Town fair tire
|03-10-2012 08:30 AM|
In my opinion, you can't really go by offset to determine if it will rub or not. Backspacing is much more appropriate to use to me.
The OPs wheels will have 5" of backspacing. It is true that the OP shouldn't have any issues running such a narrow tire with that backspacing.
But using the logic that a 315 should fit on a 0 offset wheel....
That is like saying a 315 (12.5") tire can fit on a 10" rim with 0 offset. That would equate to 5.5" of backspace. And the tire would make contact with the airdam and front sway bar.
For the JK, the magic number for use of tires up to 315 (12.5") seems to be 4.5" backspacing (which would be 0 offset on an 8" wide wheel).
Just my 2 pennies.
|03-10-2012 08:11 AM|
|rics1997||Should have no issues as long as you don't disconnect your sway bar. With zero offset, you should be about to go up to a 315's in width. Of course you would need a small lift for tires that size. But with no lift and zero offset you should be able to go with the 275/70/18 with no problem except if you disconnect and go to full articulation on the trail. There you may rub your fender just a little.|
|03-10-2012 04:59 AM|
Will these wheels/tires rub on my '12 Unlimited?
I am installing a set of 18x9 (zero offset) XD Rockstar wheels with 275/70R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my '12 Unlimited Safari. The stock tires are 255/70R18. Will there be any fitment issues? I am not planning on any type of lift. Thanks!