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Old 10-17-2006, 02:11 PM
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Hey guys, sorry if this is yet another noob question. But I've recently gotten my '06 TJ X with the standard 15x7 steel wheels and am dying to swap them out for something bigger. I've seen a lot of guys talking about backspacing on this forum and the amount that you need to be able to fit bigger tires without adding a lift kit and at the same time avoiding rubbing against the fender. Can someone please explain backspacing a little more in depth? Thanx.

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This site here helped me out alot when I decided to upgrade my wheels and tires.

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:34 PM   #3

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This is great information! Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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FYI, most Jeep factory wheels have right around 5.5" of backspacing. So if a wheel has 4.5", that means it will be positioned 1" further out of the wheelwell.
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