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Old 02-04-2015, 09:44 AM
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Backspacing 5.2" confusion

I was looking at the 17" AEV Pintler wheels with 35" tires. I currently do not have a lift (plan on getting 2.5" lift when funds are available)

I keep reading that 4.5" of backspacing is needed to fit onto the JK. I have 2015 JKUR but the pintlers have 5.2" of backspacing. I don't off road (haven't had a chance to and don't know how to) and I'm pretty much 100% on paved roads for now.

Can I safely run AEV pintlers with 35s on stock Rubi suspension? I'm willing to trim the fenders as well just haven't found the time.

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I currently have the pintlers with 2 1/2 lift with no issues. This is the 2nd jeep I've had this setup on. No rubbing. U will need to trim the factory air dam though. I'm not sure if u will need spacers for the stock suspension as I've always had a lift on. U will need to trim fenders

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I would stay with your stock tires until you can do the lift. 33's are pushing it on the stock suspension and 35's are asking for trouble and will look super crammed into the fender well unless you trim your fenders asap.
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I would stay with your stock tires until you can do the lift. 33's are pushing it on the stock suspension and 35's are asking for trouble and will look super crammed into the fender well unless you trim your fenders asap.
I do plan on trimming the fenders, when you say "will look super crammed" are saying it'll physically be crammed or just look?

I'd hate to buy the wheels and tires and have them sit in my garage for months till i get a lift. But I do plan on getting a 2.5" lift sometime in 2015 ahah
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Side Question: I was looking at the teraflex 2.5" coil lift w/o shocks. Will the Jeep ride suffer for not getting shocks?
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It won't suffer, but you will lose down travel while flexed, but you've already stated you don't off road.

Your tires will rub the fenders if the suspension flexes at all.

I would do the lift first then get the wheels/tires, that way you won't lose any of your Jeeps capabilities.
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I do plan on trimming the fenders, when you say "will look super crammed" are saying it'll physically be crammed or just look?

I'd hate to buy the wheels and tires and have them sit in my garage for months till i get a lift. But I do plan on getting a 2.5" lift sometime in 2015 ahah
If you keep it on the road you should be ok with trimmed fenders and no lift. You'd want to extend the bump stops to keep the tires out of the fenders and you'll definitely loose up-travel, but it'll fit. I would normally recommend at least a cheap leveling kit but since you're going to lift it down the road anyway....

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Side Question: I was looking at the teraflex 2.5" coil lift w/o shocks. Will the Jeep ride suffer for not getting shocks?
That is a great lift. I would get some Shock Extensions if you want to keep the factory shocks. That way you wont lose ride quality or down travel. Let me know what questions you have or if you'd like a quote on anything!

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