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Old 12-19-2011, 01:02 PM
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I wanted to get some opinions on tire and wheel size...I have a 2011 sport, 2 door and want to get as big a tire as possible, however, i do not want a lift...right now i am leaning towards 32 11 50 R 15... Also, i have always had great experinces with BFG all terrains, does any one have a cheaper option? I do mainly highway driving with off-roading here and there (as much as possible)...I also dont mind a little tire noise. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

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Well anything past 10.5 inches wide means you'll be in need of new wheels. So guess we can start there.. You'll want a 17x9, 16x8, or 15x8 inch wheel.. Back spacing I know can be a slightly different story with the JK then the TJ's.. I'm almost positive you'll want a wheel with at least 4.5 inches of backspacing.. So any wheel with 3.75-4.5 should work.. just depends on how far you want your tires to stick out I guess

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Well anything past 10.5 inches wide means you'll be in need of new wheels. So guess we can start there.. You'll want a 17x9, 16x8, or 15x8 inch wheel.. Back spacing I know can be a slightly different story with the JK then the TJ's.. I'm almost positive you'll want a wheel with at least 4.5 inches of backspacing.. So any wheel with 3.75-4.5 should work.. just depends on how far you want your tires to stick out I guess
XJKnight's right on.

4.5" backspacing is what you're looking for. Going lower won't hurt...your tires will stick out more. Going higher isn't recommended, since you may end up rubbing the swaybar links (depending on the tire width you settle on).
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