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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Rubicon TJ wheels questions

My son has a 1998 TJ with after market 15x8 DC II wheels wrapped in Cooper Mud Claws 32x11.50 R15. The combination looks really good.

I have a 2000 TJ and I'm looking for a wheel selection. I have found a set of great condition Rubicon factory wheels from a 2004 Rubicon. I know these are 16x8 wheels, but he only wants $325. I have ordered a RC 4" susp. lift. I like the look of the wheels.

My question is: Will I be able to put 33x11.50 R16 or 33x12.50 R16, and will they look good. Will there be any problem with rubbing or anything, or should I just purchase an after market set of 15x8 wheels.

Any help would be great.

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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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There will most likely be a lot of rubbing. IIRC, the RC 4" lifts call for 3.75" backspacing (probably some tolerance built in). Most every stock TJ wheel has 5" backspacing or more. I don't know anything about spacers but that may be an option.

Edit: Thought that seemed wrong. Actually calls for 4.5" backspacing.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advise. What is ur thought on the Rubicon wheel look and the price.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advise. What is ur thought on the Rubicon wheel look and the price.
For $80 a wheel you are getting close to being able to buy new alloy wheels with the backspacing you need (3.75-4.25").
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
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^^^^ My thoughts exactly.

For $400 you can get a brand new set of wheels from discounttiredirect.com
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Unread 09-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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You can run those wheels with 285x75x16 tires with minimal rubbing while turning. A couple washers behind the steering stops will fix the issue. 255x85x16 will work with no rubbing.

I've run those wheels with both tire sizes mentioned.

The price for those wheels is about right and they will look good on your rig
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips, and I will look at the website for new wheelsm
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