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Old 06-11-2019, 10:37 AM
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2006 tj backspacing

Yes, I know talking about backspacing is worn out issue but I spoke with rough country and was told that a 16x8 with 4.5 inch backspacing wheel with 33x12 would rub with a 3.25 lift. Quadratec said they thought it would be fine. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #2
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you'd be better off with a 3.75"-4" back spacing, a 15" rim, and an extra inch in your lift height

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #3
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3.75"-4" backspacing is what is typically run on TJs for a 12.5" wide tire. Maybe with a 10.5" wide tire. I've run both on my TJ. On a JK, 4.5" is what is typically run for 12.5" wide tire. That is where the 1.5" spacers come into play for stock JK wheels and 35's.
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Are you looking at used rims or buying new?

If buying new, go with 3.75" (preferred) - 4" on 15x8 rims.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:03 PM   #5
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315/75-16 (35/12.50) and 4.5" backspace 16x8 wheels. Not rubbing in this picture. They will get the frame rails when turned despite a couple extra washers under the stops though. I am planning on 1" spacers to get my steering back.
Ran 285/75-16s with no issues. No rubbing anywhere after spacing the steering stops.

Should clarify the pic is 4" springs and 1.25" body. With the 285s I was at 2" springs and 1.25" body. Wheels were the same. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #6
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Forgot running 16” tires on your rig. The tires are only available in load range D and E. Even load range D tires will make your rig ride like an old covered wagon.

Focus on 15” wheels with 3.75” backspacing. Tires are cheaper for 15” wheels as well:
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