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Old 02-28-2017, 03:04 PM
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4.5" or 5" Back spaced wheel ?

Dumb question... Currently running Rubicon wheels, 1.5" SpiderTrax and 285/75s. Tires are flush with fenders. Looking to buy Fuel Trophy in 17x8.5... Not sure on what BS to get, 4.5" or 5"? Will use still use 285s, but eventually will go to 315/70(35s)... Maybe 37s..Maybe Don't want to stick out extremely far from fender but don't want to rub... Do have 2.5 lift installed. When had our 2012, had 35s on 15" MB rims from DTD.. Would I stick out that far?

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I have fuel wheels with a 4.5" backspace. They do stick out a little past the fender, but I like the look.


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I have fuel wheels with a 4.5" backspace. They do stick out a little past the fender, but I like the look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mind showing a pic?

And how far you think they stick past?
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Jeep on the left is 4.5" BS with a 315/70/17
Jeep on the right is 4.5" BS with a 37x13.5x17

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If you want to go up to 37's at some point on the same wheels, you need to be 4.5 or less. Most guys running 37's are around 4" back spacing. For 35's (or your 285's) you can run from 4.5 to 5.2...
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I would go with the 4.5 backspace. This is perfect for 35s. Works with 37s as well with some rubbing at full lock of the wheel. I hit my lower control arms.

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