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psywash 06-18-2012 07:17 AM

New Rubi mods - Lift+Wheel question
Hey Everyone,

Just signed up and wanted to get some feedback from you guys on the work I plan on doing.
I just picked up a 2012 Unlimited Rubi and want to get it lifted asap. It will mostly be used as a daily driver, but I'll be doing some trails too (80/20).

I just picked up an AEV 3.5" lift, on order, and now need wheels and tires. I'm stuck between 2 wheel types:

Rim Size: 17x8.5
Back Spacing: 3.6"

Rim Size: 17x9
Back Spacing: 5"

Question (sorry if they come off noobie):
1. Does the backspacing matter?
2. I want to run either of the wheels on Duratrac tires. They should fit both, right?
3. What other mods do I need to get this setup running?
4. Which of the 2 rims do you recommend?

Trying to find these tires in toronto, sucks!. the M/T are on backorder and the AEVs are priced a lot higher. Any recommended places for online?

Thanks for your help!


SJ. 06-18-2012 08:05 AM

Discount Tire Online is your friend.

alang_z33 06-18-2012 02:42 PM

Don't forget your new front driveshaft too. What happens to your oem driveshaft when you put a 3+ life on your jeep

psywash 07-23-2012 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by alang_z33 (Post 2486530)

Any Recco's on a good Driveshaft?
I was thinking ProComp.

Do I need to do the rear too?

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