post #1 of Old 08-04-2001, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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backspacing

Looking at upgrading my wheels to american racing type 23's 15 x 8. The question is they come with 3 3/4 back spacing. i currently have 31's on stock alloys. i know these will fit, but if i upgrade to 32's later how far will they stick out?


91 sahara 4.0 5sp hardtop 31's on 15x8 m/t classic 2's rock-it air intake and k&n so far.
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post #2 of Old 08-11-2001, 03:54 PM
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What a great question. No one could tell me, so I had to ask them down at Currie. This was my experience: I wanted to go from 33x9.50's mounted on stock Wrangler wheels to 35x12.50's mounted on steel wheels. 4 wheel parts sell steel wheels with 3.75" backspacing, and were pushing that even though I had been advised by the guys down at Currie to go with 4.5" backspacing. I was told they don't have thm, you want the extra width for stability, etc. etc. I wanted the tires to stuff inside the stock flares, therefor I wanted to stay as narrow as possible with the new tires. I was told to go tell 4 wheel parts to orde the 4.5" backspacing and I did. 10 days later I had the wheels I wanted(at lest I hoped I wanted). I mounted them up and they work beautiful! I have the same backspace to the rubber with my 35X12.50's on steel 15x8 wheels as i had on 33X9.50's on stock wrangler wheels(which have a backspacing of about 5.75" or so. I do touch the spring in a hard turn a little, but doesn't bother me for the trde off. I love my tires and wheels! 4.5" backspace is the only way to go for me, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns!
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