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Old 06-21-2011, 10:56 AM
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New wheels or wheel spacers

Hey Everybody,
I'm fairly new to jeeping. I recently put a 2" budget boost on my stock 2002 TJ Wrangler. Also, I've got some front disconnects on the way.
I would like to put some BFG KM2 32x11.5 tires on my TJ.
I understand I may need to get new wheels with better backspacing or add wheel spacers in order to avoid rubbing, especially off road and with the greater flex afforded by the disconnects.
Any suggestions from those with more experience?

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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If you have the money. And can find a set you like. Do wheels. Spacers are just another thing to go wrong. And when they do go wrong (rarely) they go VERY WRONG

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #3
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Something with 4.5-3.75 back spacing Is ideal. I believe.
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Welcome to the forum! If you like your wheels, get some good spacers and roll on. If they are installed correctly they are just fine
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:02 AM   #5
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I would get new wheels. That way you can get something you really like the looks of. I just got pro comp 15 inch soft 8's with 3.75 backspacing and I have no rubbing at all with my 33x12.5 tires. However, like Ibuildembig said, good spacers will work great if installed and maintained correctly.
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