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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Help w/ Wheel & Tire purchase

I will be insatalling my new 4" Currie lift over the next day or so and want to get a set of 35's on my Rubi. Looking at Toyo Open Country MT 315/75R-16 and some 16x 8.5 wheels with 4.5 backspacing. I am having a very hard time finding much less of backspacing without going to 17".

I would like to hear what you are running

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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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Why not 15" rims?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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I would like to hear what you are running
15x8 ProComp alloys (9069, I think), with ProComp Xtreme MT/2, 33x12.50
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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Go with 15" wheels and the tires will be cheaper.I always go with 3.75" backspacing.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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I always go with 3.75" backspacing.
that's what I was thinking, mine are...he's gonna have clearance issues with 4.5" and a 12.5" wide tire, no?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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that's what I was thinking, mine are...he's gonna have clearance issues with 4.5" and a 12.5" wide tire, no?
I think 4.5" is the minimum he can get away with.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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Why not 15" rims?

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Does a Rubicon require 16" rims because of the rear disc brakes ?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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Does a Rubicon require 16" rims because of the rear disc brakes ?
hey that's a pretty good question I don't know the specific answer to...but my D44 with discs fits a 15...but mines not a rubi either.

If I was a betting man, I'd say they're the same.
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Stick with 15" wheels or go to a 17" wheel.

16s are becoming less popular.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Looking at the BFG KM2's they weight around 60 lbs amd the Toyo's are 76 lbs a bit of a difference, is that a concern ? I know everone is into less weight
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I doubt you'll notice 64lbs.

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I doubt you'll notice 64lbs.

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You will if it is sprung weight.
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