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manchester 06-30-2013 10:44 AM

I'm planning on getting 33/12.50r15 for my 02 sport. I know I will need a lift but what I'm confused about is the backspace. I have been told I need 3.75" but I'm not exactly sure what that means. Is there a way that I can know before I purchase tires and wheels what it will be. Any information will be helpful

YJ fanatic 06-30-2013 11:24 AM

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They will say the backspacing in the description if you order them online. If you are looking in person, set the back side of the wheel down on a flat surface. Measure from the flat surface to the wheel mounting surface. That would be the backspacing.

manchester 06-30-2013 11:39 AM

Thank you. First person that actually made sense

manchester 06-30-2013 11:54 AM

Just thought of something. If I need at least 3.75 then if I got like a 3.5 I would still be OK but if I got 4 I would be more likely to rub. Is that correct.

YJ fanatic 06-30-2013 02:00 PM

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Exactly, the smaller the number, the farther they stick out.

manchester 06-30-2013 02:03 PM

OK thanks

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