|08-29-2014 06:41 PM|
Anyone running a 5 inch back spacing?
So everything is telling me run a 4.5" back spacing on my 17x9 wheel with a tire that is 285/70/17 or 33x12.5x17. I do not plan to lift my 2014 Willys 2door, but will probably level the rake off of it with coils or spacers after I choose a bumper to go with later on. Problem that I have is my tire dealer guy(and life long friend) is strongly recommending I use a 5inch back spacing. I do not want to do any metal(frame) trimming but have no issues with tweaking the plastic stuff. I know the easy answer is..."slap on some wheel spacers if there is a problem", but I refuse to use those. So basically, is anyone running 33s on 17x9 with a 5inch back spacing on a stock JK and what mods have you made to anything for clearance?
|08-27-2014 12:55 PM|
|lee indy||no issues with any of that|
|08-26-2014 08:38 PM|
|BigSmooth||What about any electrical concerns with tires wider than stock. I have asked my local dealer and they say wider tires are not the issue (i have stock 18 inch rims with 1.5 inch spacers) its the ABS, tire pressure sensors, etc that could get damaged|
|08-22-2014 09:32 AM|
|InfamousEgo19||nice set up Daving|
|08-22-2014 09:31 AM|
this is great info, I've been shopping tires and I'm still between stock wheels or oversized wheels
|08-19-2014 08:44 PM|
|Number8||Love it. The tires are very well proportioned.|
|08-19-2014 12:50 PM|
i just made my purchase based on alot of great advice on here, and i went with the 285/75/16 Duratrac with ProComp 7069 series wheels which have 4" BS. they look great, no rubbing, exactly the look i was hoping for, i had 17" wheels and like the look of more rubber. they do stick out a bit further that i hope, but i realize that's due to the 4" BS. (my state frowns upon tires that stick out from the fender) QUESTION: did i overlook any possible issues getting the 4" BS, other than the possible police pull over? I don't feel like 1/2" would make that big of a difference.
|08-18-2014 12:43 AM|
|08-17-2014 12:22 PM|
|misisipirivrrat||Great post. I still have questions but this was a great start|
|08-13-2014 07:39 PM|
|08-13-2014 07:21 PM|
That's why I went with the Savegres for my 285/70/17's. ~5.2" backspace no rub, just a little trim to the air dam.
|08-13-2014 07:07 PM|
|08-13-2014 01:29 PM|
Thanks for the input. I called 4 wheel parts for some quotes and the guy there said go to 315's, I then told him I didn't want to lift yet and he said don't worry there's no rubbing issues. I find that hard to believe. Unless the ploy is put on 315's and when it rubs you get the " well normally it doesn't but we can sell you a lift for a good deal to compensate for the rub....
What do u guys think?
|08-13-2014 11:18 AM|
Stock are around 6.75 I believe? I put 285/70R17 on the stock 17'' Rubi wheels and it rubbed at full turn but only at full lock. I installed 1.5'' spacers and all is well now.
|08-13-2014 02:50 AM|
|swtshalini1993||Yeah, it is really big tyre conating big news as well.|
|08-12-2014 10:52 AM|
|08-12-2014 05:40 AM|
4jeepn (Kevin)/DistortedTj(Tim)are forum admin and been around back when the forum was new
|08-12-2014 05:18 AM|
|08-12-2014 03:02 AM|
It looks like this thread can use a distraction...
I was talking to the wife tonight and mentioned maybe replacing stock tires with stock size duratracs and black wheels. She promptly replied that looks weak and your not getting skinny tires on the jeep. Then said get big tires so it looks badass. Gotta love it and then made me realize what the hell was I thinking. So when I told her that I would need a lift she kind of throttled back. ( not sure on what the cost would be and if it's really needed vs getting tf leveling kit) I would like to think it will mainly be on road but I don't really know what I'll get into and what texas off-roading has to offer. So with that being said here's what I'm getting and what tire size I'm thinking of going with:
I'm getting a 15 sport in a few weeks with the 3.73. After spending the last few hours reading through it(thanks to lee Indy and 4ft and many others for the great info) I'm looking at going with 285/70/17 or 285/75/16 in a duratrac. If I do these do I get wheels with a 4.5" BS or is there some leeway on the BS?
I'm very open to other advice anyone can give with their personal experience in regards to pro cons of other wheel tire sizes. I really don't care to get the biggest badass rig but just want a solid looking stance. Prefer 16 or 17" wheels.
|08-08-2014 08:11 AM|
Laughing at the turn on this thread. When I bought my daughter her JK-X in 2007 I packaged it for offroad (thought I would get it back ). Came in couple weeks later with 20's on them. Good for a chuckle to see a brick on highboys.
Then she started dating a mudder, it went into the shop and came out with under armor and 35" on 16" steel.
Both are impractical as hell, her car her choice.
|08-08-2014 07:17 AM|
|lee indy||4Jeepen must be a new mod as i havent seen that name before. saying something is stupid does not mean we are not getting along. ask ken and bob. weve had this discussion plenty|
|08-06-2014 11:01 PM|
Have some thick skin peeps. It's just the webs. I post on forums that require this.
20's on a Jeep are stupid but I don't say anything. Who needs the mommy Mod police swooping in? If so I'll be banned in a week.
|08-06-2014 10:33 PM|
|08-06-2014 02:59 PM|
Okay to everyone.. just get along or this get closed.....
people can build their jeep however they want.. if you can provide useful information related to what they are asking great.. if you can't do that in a professional manner then move along...
|08-06-2014 02:47 PM|
Not really interested in your thoughts anymore. I put them on and I like them. So blah blah blah
|08-06-2014 11:13 AM|
|08-06-2014 10:39 AM|
|RockNRobyn99||Thanks for the info here! Really helped a lot! Got my Ballistic 20's with Cooper Zeon LTZ 305 55 20 & love them. Need to add level kit still. Didn't have to add any spacers or anything. Only hear a slight rub when in reverse and turn the wheel all the way. Attachment 1368441 Attachment 1368449|
|08-06-2014 10:07 AM|
why not just sell those ugly ass things and buy stuff that wont fug your jeep up and look stupid in the process.
you can probably buy a nice set of 15s and 35s for what those will sell to some bro truck for.
and BTW 6.5 in backspacing is terrible. worse than factory. I suspect they will bolt on but you will not be able to turn much.
there is a reason i post these tools. i wish people who claim to have read the thread would actually read and use
stupid tire by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr
|08-05-2014 10:04 AM|
|08-05-2014 06:35 AM|
They are real close so i think a Body lift would do it maybe ?
Iam not going to be installing a bumper or armour so I am thining a body lift is the way to go to save money thoughts ?
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