12-19-2011, 12:42 AM
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Don't have a lot of experience with rims that big, myself. You lookin at the XD's, or something?
Since you've got a 4" lift, you should be fine, fender-wise. And if you get 4.5" backspacing, you should be okay width-wise. As AzTJ said, I'd steer clear of wheel spacers. That's just my personal preference...it puts unnecessary stress on your bearings and joints. Also, your Jeep won't pass inspection in some states with spacers, not to mention that quite a few tire shops won't install them.
If you want a wider stance, just go with smaller backspacing. 4" bs will make your tires stick out farther from the body of the Jeep. The problem you may run into there is that many states require your fender flares to cover your tires. You'll be able to slide it by most city cops, but sheriff's deputies and troopers, especially, will break out the tape measure on you.
Then again, there are folks on the forum running skinny little no-coverage flares that say they've never had a problem.
Up to you.
There's probably a greater selection of rims at 4.5, though.
And just so you're aware, the cost of your tires is gonna skyrocket for rims that big. That's why most JK peeps go with 15 or 16" rims...the wheels will be lighter, give you a bigger contact patch on the ground, and cost FAR less than if you go with 17's and above.
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