Anyone know the backspace for JT wheels? Are all models the same? Or is there differences? Buying some JT wheels friday. Thanks!
Thanks WXman. I thought maybe they would do something awesome like less backspace or something.Exact same as all alloy Wrangler wheels since 2007. On the back they are stamped 7.5" width with +44.45mm offset (6.1" backspace).
Engineering claims that the JT wheels have higher load capacity rating, but when I put mine on the scales they weighed exactly the same as JL wheels, so if they're stronger then they must be using some weird new space-age materials.
All wheels have a load rating just like tires do. If you buy aftermarket, it should be plainly listed on the box. Factory wheels usually have it stamped on the back of the spokes somewhere, but not always.Are they talking about the wheels or the tires being higher load capacity? I didn't know wheels were rated, I know tires are.
Somewhere around 5.0" backspace would be ideal. I'd lean toward 5.25 or 5.50" of backspace if you have a Rubicon or Sport Max Tow due to the wider axles. Otherwise you'll end up with a lot of tire outside the fenders.so if you go with an 8.5 inch wheel you would want a 5" backspace?