Rim back spacing - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Rim back spacing

All Bilstein shocks & struts - Lowest Prices Ever and Santa Kolak Announces: Kolak Exhaust 20% Off Sale!Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 07-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
96xjKing
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Huntingdon, TN
Posts: 33
Rim back spacing

So there's probably alot of threads about this, however I'm new to JF and would like to get my 25 posts in so I can do a build thread with pics , so just asking myself is kinda a win win right now I'm running a 96 Cherokee xj with 3" RC lift an 31x10x15s, their stock rims but not original to my jeep( they just look too clean to be.) so I'm assuming their stock 5.25 backspacing, the tires barely rub the LCA's, my question is I'm looking at Mickey Thompson classic 3 rims in satin black, I want to keep 31s an the 10x15 rim size but they only come in 3 5/8 backspacing, with 3 5/8" backspacing and 31s will they rub more or less than my stock rims with 5.25? Also what are y'all's opinions on 8x15s vs 10x15s still using 31s? Would that help or? Any info is appreciated an opinions are welcome

96xjKing is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
2xCross
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 55
Personally I'd never run a 10" rim on a 31x10.5x15 , sidewalks r gonna b tapered out. Then again I prefer a 8-9" rim on 12.50 due to how they work when aired down.
2xCross is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
96xjKing
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Huntingdon, TN
Posts: 33
I appreciate the response but I'm not sure I understand what your saying, it's a 15" rim by 10.50" wide tire an 31 " tire size, your saying an 8 " rim by 12.50" wide tire by X tire size right? I'm pretty sure a 12.50" wide tire is too wide in my case
96xjKing is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
Motorcharge
Registered User
1991 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 12,102
He's saying he runs a 12.5 wide tire on a 15x8. You don't want to run a 10.5" tire on a 15x10, you don't get a good enough bead and you can't air down much. You want a 15x8.
__________________
These new sig limits suck. Thanks a lot Canada.
Motorcharge is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
AKIQPilot
Senior Member
 
AKIQPilot's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 661
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96xjKing View Post
I appreciate the response but I'm not sure I understand what your saying, it's a 15" rim by 10.50" wide tire an 31 " tire size, your saying an 8 " rim by 12.50" wide tire by X tire size right? I'm pretty sure a 12.50" wide tire is too wide in my case
What he is saying is a 10" wide wheel is too wide for a 10.5" wide tire. Especially since it's only 31" in diameter.

An 8" wide wheel would be the widest I would consider for a 10.5" wide tire.
AKIQPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #6
96xjKing
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Huntingdon, TN
Posts: 33
Ahhhh, now I understand, i appreciate that guys, so now that it's clear my next rims need to be 15x8s to fit 31s better, would the 3 5/8 backspacing make them rub still or?
96xjKing is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
Muddy97Cherokee
Senior Member
 
Muddy97Cherokee's Avatar
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mustang, Oklahoma
Posts: 647
You will not rub on the LCA's but you may rub on the fender flares if you have any. I run 31/10.50/15 on a 15x8 rim with 4" BS at 4 inches of lift. Also if you are not bumpstopped you will hit you fenders with the tires when flexing since they will be sticking out much further than with stock rims. Not going to be able to stuff the tires into the fender like you could.
__________________
1997 XJ Sport
6.5" with 31's
Built to CRAWL
BUILD THREAD

-ZACK
Muddy97Cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #8
96xjKing
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Huntingdon, TN
Posts: 33
Hmmmm, food for thought, i appreciate the response man
96xjKing is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.