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T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 02:15 PM

Switching from stock Canyon's to Cragar Soft 8's
 
Opinion...Currently running stock canyon's with 5.5" BS and 31x10.5 A/T tires.

Should I go with the 4.75" BS Cragar soft 8 or the 4" BS Cragar soft 8? Will the 4" of BS stick the tire too far out from under the jeep? Also keep in mind, I am currently running stock height.

Anyone have pics with similar set ups?

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 03:44 PM

Opinions, advice, or pics?

jwm1986 09-03-2009 04:50 PM

4.75 if you want close to stock as far as sticking out past the flairs and only if you don't want to go up to a 32 or 33 later... 4.00" will cover just about any tire size but sticks another 3/4" as well...

SpeedJunkie 09-03-2009 05:26 PM

Stock Ravines which have the same BS as the Canyons with 31X105 AT

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/HPIM0602.jpg

Soft 8s with 4in BS and 33x12.5 KM2s

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/HPIM0695.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/HPIM0694.jpg


You are talking about an inch and a half further out. If you plan to ever go up beyond a 31 I would recommend 4.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 06:49 PM

I can't afford everything at once so I'm wanting to get the wheels now....then raise it with a 2"BB, then once my current tires wear out, go to 32x11.5.

I'll be painting my hardtop black this weekend (currently tan). I think it will look much better being a dark blue jeep and having the black cragars and a black hardtop.

Thanks SpeedJunkie!!!

distortedtj 09-03-2009 07:05 PM

With the wider tires planned for the future....4'' bs....also leaves you open to different with tires as you get bigger later if you deside to. 12.5 wide and so on safely without fear of rubbing.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 07:24 PM

Ok, here's the thing....I'm stock now running 31x10.5's....never, ever rubbed at full turn or anything.
I'm about to pull the trigger on new cragar soft 8's...I'm just unsure exactly what backspacing I want. My tires look OK now on the canyons, I just want them to stick out a little more than what they do.
Tell me...4" back spaced cragars, with my 31's....will it look OK until I can get a 2" bb and 32x11.5's at a later date?
Sorry for sounding like a whiner...I'm just nervous because I consider my actions and decision on this jeep a "one time" deal....want to make it right the first time.

distortedtj 09-03-2009 07:32 PM

It will look fine.

If you wish I can show you a picture of my jeep a long time ago with a 2''bb and 31.10.5's with 15x8 wheels with 3.25 bs. To judge the distance it will stick out and look. Remember though the 3.25bs wheels will stick out farther than 4'' bs.

4'' bs is a good common with room to work.

birdhunter 09-03-2009 07:37 PM

Speed very good looking jeep
You need to paint those flares
or try that heat gun trick
ps I like those soft 8s are they craigers

adawg38 09-03-2009 07:42 PM

I got a 2" BB with soft 8's 31" tires with the 4" BS looks good and not even close to rubbing.

distortedtj 09-03-2009 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adawg38 (Post 435123)
I got a 2" BB with soft 8's 31" tires with the 4" BS looks good and not even close to rubbing.

Would you mind posting a few pictures for the OP.

Thank you.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 435107)
It will look fine.

If you wish I can show you a picture of my jeep a long time ago with a 2''bb and 31.10.5's with 15x8 wheels with 3.25 bs. To judge the distance it will stick out and look. Remember though the 3.25bs wheels will stick out farther than 4'' bs.


4'' bs is a good common with room to work.

Please share pics so I have an idea of what I'm embarking upon....I just got off the phone with summit racing and ordered (5) cragar soft 8's with 4" backspacing....4 chrome center caps, and 20 new chrome lug nuts.....$287 delivered to the door. Not bad for 5 wheels and some accessories.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by birdhunter (Post 435115)
Speed very good looking jeep
You need to paint those flares
or try that heat gun trick
ps I like those soft 8s are they craigers

x2...very nice rig.
I painted my flares a few months back....painted them in position...just used some index cards, masking tape, a little newspaper, and scuffed them up a little. Krylon Fusion, satin black.
My new project taking place this weekend is my hardtop....Krylon fusion, satin black.

distortedtj 09-03-2009 08:02 PM

Are you sure you want pictures of mine? My wheel stick out farther with the 3.25'' bs and they are not soft eights. But it you wish I will show you.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-03-2009 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 435126)
Would you mind posting a few pictures for the OP.

Thank you.

Please help put my mind at ease!!

Thanks guys!!

SpeedJunkie 09-03-2009 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by birdhunter (Post 435115)
Speed very good looking jeep
You need to paint those flares
or try that heat gun trick
ps I like those soft 8s are they craigers

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-BONE N BIXBY (Post 435137)
x2...very nice rig.
I painted my flares a few months back....painted them in position...just used some index cards, masking tape, a little newspaper, and scuffed them up a little. Krylon Fusion, satin black.
My new project taking place this weekend is my hardtop....Krylon fusion, satin black.

Thanks! I am going to try Mother's Back to Black first and if that doesn't work I will pull them them off and paint them. When I went to the black wheels it made it more pronounced.

kdukes4 09-03-2009 11:50 PM

4 Attachment(s)
T bone here ya go man. this is mine when i put on the 31x11.5's on my crager soft 8's which have 4" BS.... also is another pic with the 2"BB and new shocks. Speed has what I plan to do next summer. :rofl:

one on
Attachment 11044

both on
Attachment 11045

before BB
Attachment 11046

with 2"BB and skyjackers
Attachment 11047

kdukes4 09-04-2009 12:00 AM

speed, what kind of lift are you running on there? 2"bb & 1" BL or a kit?

SpeedJunkie 09-04-2009 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kdukes4 (Post 435276)
speed, what kind of lift are you running on there? 2"bb & 1" BL or a kit?

Rubicon Express 3.5 superflex, monotube shocks, upgraded LCA to the adjustable ones, adjustable track bars, and quick disconnects.

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-04-2009 06:54 AM

So Dukes, you ran 32x11.5's, with the 4" bs soft 8's on a stock susupension?

kdukes4 09-04-2009 08:26 AM

na they're 31x11.5s( seriously are though) but ya i did run then them on stock. no issues at all.

adawg38 09-04-2009 08:39 AM

Actually 245/75/16 basically 31's. 0 offset 4" BS does that help?

T-BONE N BIXBY 09-04-2009 12:48 PM

Hey, I bought Cragar "closed" center caps also....does anyone know if they will fit with the wheels/hubs?


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