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post #1 of 10 Old 01-12-2014, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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16x7 vs 16x8

Currently have stock wj. Got new 225/75 r 16 bfg at's on it. I'd like a wider stance and i'd like a set of D windows or soft 8's. All i'm finding is 16x8 with 5 inch backspace or 16x7 with 4 inch backspace. Which would work better? Couldn't really find the answer with the search function and I only got one answer on the wj forum but it wasn't any help. Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 10 Old 01-14-2014, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody has any idea?

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-14-2014, 06:36 PM
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Both of those wheels will put the outer edge of the wheel/tire combo in the same location.

Go with the 7" wheel. Its a better match for the 225mm width.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-15-2014, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, thanks. Any rubbing to be expected?

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-15-2014, 05:51 PM
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Awesome, thanks. Any rubbing to be expected?
I'm not sure, you might want to ask over in the WJ Forum.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-07-2015, 10:18 PM
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what about 265/75/16 tires with a 4 inch lift? 16x8 or 16x7?
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-14-2015, 02:31 PM
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Depends on how wide you want to go in the future.

If you already have 16x7 - they will work. 16x8 should also work. Have a 2001 Ford truck that came with 265/75-16 on 16x7 wheels and it works fine.

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-14-2015, 07:22 PM
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I run 265/70r16 on a WJ with 2.5" lift. Only rubs a tiny bit at full lock in reverse. They are mounted in the original 16x7 Timberline rims and are perfect.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-20-2015, 12:53 PM
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Both of those wheels will put the outer edge of the wheel/tire combo in the same location.

Go with the 7" wheel. Its a better match for the 225mm width.
Agreed

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-20-2015, 12:55 PM
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Awesome, thanks. Any rubbing to be expected?
I don't know, but in general, wider stance means tires are more likely to contact flares.

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