Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels > Wheel Spacers Needed?

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Wheel Spacers Needed? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-12-2013 01:20 PM
mandgc2006 Got ya... I am thinking about going with the 33"X12.50"X15 goodyear MT/R w/ Kevlar on the 15X8 CRAGAR series 397 soft 8 5X4.5 bolt pattern with 4" BS. I was stuck between steel and alloy but I'm under the belief that alloys will get too messed up going off road? And how much do you think steel wheels affect MPG compared to alloy?
06-12-2013 12:58 PM
Big Cole A numerically higher backspacing number will bring the wheels in closer to the frame. What you are trying to avoid is tires that rub the rear coil perches or tires that rub while turning.
06-12-2013 12:29 PM
mandgc2006 Thanks for the feedback everyone. With the 4" of back spacing... How far would the tires be sticking out? Would hurt to go less or more than 4"? I only ask because I want to understand what all these little things affect on the rest of the jeep and it's performance. Thanks in advance
06-12-2013 12:07 PM
Big Cole You want 8" wide wheels for 12.5" tires. Make sure the wheels have around 4" of backspacing. I usually run under 15 lbs of air off road and 28 pounds on road with 33s
06-12-2013 10:38 AM
mandgc2006 I just plan on going through soft mud... I'm new to this so I'm not sure if I should be airing down? Please correct me if I am wrong but I am under the impression I can leave my tires at about 32 psi for road driving and mud?
06-12-2013 08:39 AM
lindel What will your usage be? Are you planning on airing down?

If you plan on doing any wheeling that involves airing down, stick with the 15x8 rims.

I'd say you've gotten an excellent price on the MT/Rs. Excellent tires.
06-12-2013 08:36 AM
mandgc2006 Does anyone have any input? I am really wanting to get some new tires but do not want to get the wrong ones. And the tires im looking at getting (mt/r kevlar) i found on tire rack for about $938.00 with shipping for four tires. Is this a good price?
06-09-2013 09:15 PM
Wheel Spacers Needed?

Hey everyone. This is my first post and I am very new to Jeeps. I bought a 2002 TJ that has a 4" suspension lift on it and current has 33" X 12.50" BFG M/T on a 15X8" rim. I am looking into getting 33" X 12.50" MT/Rs on a 15X10 rim. Will this move require spacers? This is not my daily driver but I do drive on the road 70% of the time but I want great mud tires also. If you guys have any input on a great mud tire but also great tread wear, any help or input will be greatly appreciated.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC