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post #1 of 7 Old 06-23-2013, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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ZJ RE 3.5" lift, Rubicon take offs, trimming?

I'm looking to put some different wheels and tires on my 5.9. I currently have 31x10.5's on some 15x8 wheels with too little backspace. I've been thinking about getting 1.25" adaptor spacers and some 17" Rubicon take offs with 32's. I've read that I'll need to trim, I'm just wondering where. It looks like I'll be ok in the front with my arb bumper. But it looks really close to the front of the wheel well in the back. What will I need to trim to make this work? This will only see mild trails and is my dd.




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post #2 of 7 Old 06-23-2013, 07:37 AM
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I'm looking to put some different wheels and tires on my 5.9. I currently have 31x10.5's on some 15x8 wheels with too little backspace. I've been thinking about getting 1.25" adaptor spacers and some 17" Rubicon take offs with 32's. I've read that I'll need to trim, I'm just wondering where. It looks like I'll be ok in the front with my arb bumper. But it looks really close to the front of the wheel well in the back. What will I need to trim to make this work? This will only see mild trails and is my dd.
If you have stock control arms with the 3.5 in lift it will pull the axle closer to the middle of the jeep. Get adjustable control arms to push it back and centered in the wheel wells to cut down on how much you might need to trim. You will also need the 1.5 in spacers or properly back spaced rims to avoid rubbing while turning.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-23-2013, 09:43 AM
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Even with the spacer/adapters it will be equivalent to running a rim with 4.5" of BS, so you'll rub some stuff. Don't center the rear wheel in the wheel well either.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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I have the RE 3.5" super ride lift. So I'm running stock length uppers, RE adjustable front lowers, and RE fixed length rear lower control arms.

As far as backspacing, that's what I was worried about. I've read that the 17" moab wheels have 6.25" backspace. So even with 1.25" spacers I'd be at 5" backspace. While 4.5" is recomended by the FAQ. So why don't I see guys running 1.75"adapters?

I'm looking for a cheap, good looking way to get a set of 5 wheels and tires for my jeep. This is by far the most cost effective that I've found so far.

5.9 Limited, RE 4" lift, RE FTB, JK take offs w/ 255/75/17 BFG MT's, 1.25" wheel adapters, ARB Bumper, Superwinch LP10000, K&N intake, Flowmaster, custom JL & Focal stereo, 20% tint, KOR roof mount tire carrier, JCR sliders, cobra 75 wx st

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
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they don't make 1.75" adapters however you should be good with the spidertrax 1.5" spacers they make or whatever.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-25-2013, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered some adapters last night. Now im looking for a good deal on a set of rubicon take offs.

5.9 Limited, RE 4" lift, RE FTB, JK take offs w/ 255/75/17 BFG MT's, 1.25" wheel adapters, ARB Bumper, Superwinch LP10000, K&N intake, Flowmaster, custom JL & Focal stereo, 20% tint, KOR roof mount tire carrier, JCR sliders, cobra 75 wx st
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-25-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up a set with 2500 miles on them for $800. I figure this way I can rotate the spare as well and have five tires the same height to not mess with the nv249. My adapters should be here Thursday or Friday. I'll post pics when they are on.

5.9 Limited, RE 4" lift, RE FTB, JK take offs w/ 255/75/17 BFG MT's, 1.25" wheel adapters, ARB Bumper, Superwinch LP10000, K&N intake, Flowmaster, custom JL & Focal stereo, 20% tint, KOR roof mount tire carrier, JCR sliders, cobra 75 wx st
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