wheel backspacing question - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
crackedcornish
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Hopatcong
Posts: 1,241
wheel backspacing question

I see Quadratec is offering some Moab style wheels that they say will fit the YJ


the backspacing is listed as 5", will that put the tire into the front leaf spring at full lock, or will there be plenty of clearance?


Orange Jeep Club #88

˙ɹǝʌo ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹnoʎ dılɟ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı
crackedcornish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 03:14 PM
bgredjeep
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 2,355
Depends on how big a tire you run.
bgredjeep is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 03:28 PM
Reno72
Web Wheeler
 
Reno72's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cardiff by the Sea - Glamis North
Posts: 1,327
I have 4" of backspace and my 32x11.5 rubbed bad. It took about 4 washers on the steering stops to keep them from rubbing. Those without leaf springs can get away with more.
Reno72 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 03:38 PM
mrdeath2000
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surprise,
Posts: 645
They will FIT a YJ, as in the bolt pattern is the same. Backspacing is probably ok for 29" tires, mayyyybe 30's. You want 4" to 3.25" depending how far you want them to stick out, what size tire etc.

I think you will find more jeepers with 31-35's run that range.

The lower the backspace #, the more the wheel sticks out the sides. I run 3.25" on 33x1250s. I'd prefer the 3.5 but the price was too killer.

93' YJ 2.5L, 4.88's, 8.8, E-Locker & LSD
mrdeath2000 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
crackedcornish
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Hopatcong
Posts: 1,241
thanks for the info guys

I would like to run something in the neighborhood of a 33x10.50

Orange Jeep Club #88

˙ɹǝʌo ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹnoʎ dılɟ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı
crackedcornish is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
I've got some 1" wheel spacers for sale...

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-03-2013, 04:33 PM
mrdeath2000
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surprise,
Posts: 645
I was tossing that size around too because I have a 4 banger. My spare is a 33x1050x15 and I'm glad I went with the 1250's. These are on 15x8's.

If you really want 33x1050's, I'd look for 15x7's for your wheels.

93' YJ 2.5L, 4.88's, 8.8, E-Locker & LSD
mrdeath2000 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome