Backspacing Recommendation for Jeep
Getting ready to buy tires that will be for offroad use - Jeep is a DD but I'll put on some radials during the winter. I will still need to drive the Jeep to the trail and around town - it's my convertible.
2000 TJ w/ 4.5 RE lift
Buying steel wheels (15x8) and 33x12.50x15 GY MT/R's.
Stock D30 and D35
For trail use - mostly rocks and narrow trails between rocks and trees. Will less backspacing help with clearing rocks or other obstacles? Does it keep the body further away from the obstacle by having the tire out further? Or is it mostly for looks? How little can I get away with given my jeeps configuration.
I guess I looking for a recommendation between 4.5 and 3 5/16 and does it make a practical difference....
2000 Sahara RE 4.5, Alloy USA front Axles (D30) w/Aussie locker, Superior Super 35, 4.56 gears, OME Shocks, Centric Front Discs w/EBC Yellow pads, AtoZ Fab Rocker Guards,Goodyear MT/R 33x12.5x15 on 15x8 Rock Crawler 51's, other minor stuff... [B][COLOR=White]
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