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Unread 09-19-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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OK a couple of things
First of all i went off-roading this afternoon whahoo it was a lot of fun my XJ is all muddy now and it looks better than ever. i do not have any mods on it yet that is what my question is about below. i like to say that it is STOCKTACULAR!! HA! HA!

SO ANYWAY my question is, today on my way home from work i saw this XJ and it looked prety much stock(it was 97 or newer) except it had "after-market" (they looked like Mickey Thompson classic 2's)rims that had a what i am guessing is very little backspacing cause the tires came right to the edge of the fender flares. i thought that it looked really cool cause it gave the truck a nice wide stance and it looked as though it just had a better grip on the road. yada yada yada my question is what amount of backspacing would give such an effect? or is there something else involved like wheel spacers.

the reason i am thinking about doing this is because is i am going to purchase the IRONHORSE SGS EXPERT $1700 so that pretty much limits my funds to nothing but what i could afford are some AR 767's at around $200

p.s. the reason i typed so much about nothing is that my cable TV is out and my mother and sister are watching I AM SAM. YEAH!

peace! K.R.S. aka mountain man

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Unread 09-20-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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AR sells a 15x7 with 4" BS .... and a 15x8 with 4.75" BS ..... either one will probably give you what you are looking for, though you may experience flare rubbing with the 15x8 ....

I have a chart on my website that may give you some more info on what BS to look for to widen your stance .... just keep in mind that you may need to lift it a little or things might rub....

http://www.patricksnorton.com/cherok...h/rimstuff.htm
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Unread 09-20-2003, 09:24 AM   #3
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The 15x8" AR 767's come with 4" BS as well (that's what I have). Someday soon, those are going to go and I will get something with less BS (around 3 1/4 BS), but I don't have any flares, so I can get away with that.
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