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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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JK take offs spacers still needed?

If I used a set of Rubicon wheels from a JK, will they still be tucked in like stock WJ wheels? Spacers are needed to space them out better correct?

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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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They'll be fine. I put a set on my WJ and have no issues. If you go to a larger tire, you may have issues. The backspace is 6" vs 6.5" for stock rims so they are moved out a little and look great.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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You have pics from the front? I wanna make sure they are out enough. I don't like when the wheels are tucked in too far.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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Let me get some and I'll put them up.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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Have a shot here from the rear. I'll try to snag one from the front soon.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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Not a great shot but you see clearly it sits perfectly.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thanks so much for the pics. Would you say they stick out more or less than factory wj rims?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
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Hard to tell the difference, maybe half inch or less.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #9
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I noticed that will my 2013 Rubicon wheel/tire take-offs, the right rear tire was rubbing on my tailpipe during certain flex situations. I took them off for now, getting 1.5" spacers in the next week or two.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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Those are 255/70-17 tires right. That might be the issue, I am currently running the stock 235/65-17's and plan only to upgrade to245/70-17's in the future.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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i have JK rubicons with 245/70/17 tires mounted for past year and they do not rub anything and do stick out just a bit more than stock as shown above but looks way better than stock even without lift.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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I am running JK Moabs with Cooper Discoverer AT3 255/65R17 without any problems. I have not noticed any problems with the difference in offset. I don't have any other pics than these:



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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:58 PM   #13
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From the front.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #14
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I just put on 255/75/17 BFG M/T (Rubi take offs). I trimmed a litte of the fender well lining, but now it looks like it is maybe getting into the fog lights when backing out of my driveway. I was just curious if wheel spacers would help, or should I just go ahead and count on permanently removing the fog lights?
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Unread 09-18-2013, 02:53 PM   #15
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I just put on 255/75/17 BFG M/T (Rubi take offs). I trimmed a litte of the fender well lining, but now it looks like it is maybe getting into the fog lights when backing out of my driveway. I was just curious if wheel spacers would help, or should I just go ahead and count on permanently removing the fog lights?
Putting your wheels further out will only require more trimming, time for baja cut.
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