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Old 04-21-2018, 12:29 PM
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Offset and tire help!

Hey hey hey! I'm new to this forum and I need help, so bare with me 😂 I have a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport JK, with a 3.5" suspension lift, with stock gears, which is my daily driver. I am currently running 315/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ with 16" Mammoth wheels. I am just sooo done with the awful balance issue over the past 2 years. I shit you not, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY (including offroad shops) can balance them. So, I'm looking for new tires, and wheels because I'd rather have 17" ones. Looking into either the 315/70/R17 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T, or the 315/70/R17 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro. Which tires are better? For both on and off road? Cause I've heard good things about both sets. I do go wheeling when I actually have a little time to myself (single mom, need I say more?), but again, my Jeep is my daily driver. ALSO, I do NOT want to put spacers on with the new 17" wheels. Does that mean I need to get 17x9" with a -12mm offset? If so, where in the actual hell can I find this offset at?! I'm having a hell of a time finding them!!! And while I'm here haha.. I recently installed Fox Adventure series shocks (for 4-6" lift) and Rock Crawler springs (triple rate). I just figured since my tires suck with the whole balance issue, it is the cause BUT I'm now thinking it's something else. Since the install...Why oh why does my Jeep 90℅ of the time have a constant bounce? I mean, I know the streets here suck, but it doesn't at all ride normal. Is it the triple rated springs? Or do I need to look into other things? Btw, I'm riding lighter than before the install- no bumpers. Lol you guys are going to hate that I joined this forum 🤣

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Old 04-22-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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Sorry you haven't gotten any replies yet, I just got 35/12.5/R18 BFG KO2s and I ordered the wheels with 4.75" backspacing. I am not sure about offset though. I only rub a little if I have the steering wheel cranked to the left or right as far as it goes which isn't an issue because I rarely have to turn it like that.

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Old 04-23-2018, 10:48 AM   #3
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You'll have more luck if you post this in the JK-General Discussion section.

You could give balancing-beads a try. Give them a google and you'll see a lot of people have had success balancing stubborn wheels.

Good luck and hope some others chime in for your suspension issues.
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