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post #16 of 30 Old 03-18-2009, 03:53 PM
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Are those 8" wide? Thanks.
Yes, both have 8" wide wheels too.

and here's a back spacing explanation:

https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

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post #17 of 30 Old 03-18-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help...I just purchased a set of black Cragar Soft 8 (15x8 w/4" BS) wheels off my brother!

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4" RC lift w/33x10.50 BFG AT KOs
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post #18 of 30 Old 03-18-2009, 11:30 PM
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Does anyone have any pictures or know how 33's on 15x8 with 1" of positive backspacing would be?
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post #19 of 30 Old 03-19-2009, 02:09 PM
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Does anyone have any pictures or know how 33's on 15x8 with 1" of positive backspacing would be?
Don't do it. We tried to salvage our OEM aluminum rims w/ a +1" offset and you can't get the wheel to go all the way. It's going to hit the sway bar. Cragar (or similar) soft 8's or 10 D's are damn good looking rims and only cost $40-60 a rim. Suck it up and mount the 33's on steelies. It'll look great, fit correctly, and really sharpen up your ride. Just my
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post #20 of 30 Old 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM
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Are yall with 4"+ backspacing rubbing your leaf springs when turning?
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post #21 of 30 Old 01-27-2016, 06:18 PM
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your stock wheels are most likely 5 1/2" (5" if you have the small steelies) and most people go sith 4 1/2" aftermarkets, you don't need more back spacing if you don't go up to a 33x12.50 or bigger, I ran 31x10.50 on stock rims for a while and never rubbed at all (at lease the springs/frame, fenders a different story )
What backspaceing would you recommend for a 33x15.50 on a 4in lift? I have pro comp wheels now but I'm not sure of the spacing, just got the jeep and I rub my leaf springs.
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post #22 of 30 Old 01-27-2016, 06:20 PM
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Just for a little visual assistance
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post #23 of 30 Old 01-27-2016, 09:56 PM
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You dug up a seriously old post...

33x15.5 is a really uncommon street tire. First you need to decide what width wheel to run, and then decide on backspacing. But honestly to get them out far enough not to rub... Well, they are really going to be out there. Have you priced the current tires? It may honestly be cheaper in the long run to buy a set of 33x12.5's and a new set of wheels to go with them. This will solve the rubbing issue, give the jeep a lot of its driveability back, and save you some money long term.

Rusty's build thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/project-jermey-1806881/
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post #24 of 30 Old 01-28-2016, 10:09 AM
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Yeah when I got the jeep it had these on it, I know right now it's slow as ****, like I have to beg it to go over 65-70. So wild I be better off just saling them and attenpting to get a smaller wheel?
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You can always just try hub centric wheel spacers for now until it comes time to replace the tires and wheels.
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post #26 of 30 Old 01-28-2016, 04:57 PM
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15x8 3.75 BS 30x9.5 tires
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post #27 of 30 Old 01-28-2016, 06:12 PM
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3.5 BS is the best looking by far.
All subjective, my friend. I'm glad you like 3.5 BS, but I much prefer the look of 4.5 or 4.75. I don't like the appearance of extended fender flares, nor do I like the look of tires bulging out past the flares.

To each their own.
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All subjective, my friend. I'm glad you like 3.5 BS, but I much prefer the look of 4.5 or 4.75. I don't like the appearance of extended fender flares, nor do I like the look of tires bulging out past the flares.

To each their own.
I like the added stability it creates
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Oh, I totally understand that. A wider stance should objectively add stability. I'm was simply commenting on the appearance of it.
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post #30 of 30 Old 01-29-2016, 03:58 AM
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15x8 3.75 BS 30x9.5 tires

Question? Even tho your flares dont cover the whole tire do you still get crud slung up AL over the side of your soft top?

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