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post #1 of 10 Old 02-23-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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very dumb question, im sorry

hey im into jeeps, had mine for a while , never really had the money or time to start modding it, so i havent been goin through this site too much, but how do you get that huge kicked out tire look? is it just a different hub you buy or do you have to deal with axle modifications/replacments. etc, i love how jeeps look with a very wide base and would like to get some prices and info on such mods.... thanks, sorry

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-23-2006, 10:18 PM
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Would help to know what Jeep you have.

If you have a YJ, TJ, or widetrack CJ, then all you need is some wheels and bigger tires. (and the appropriate lift for whatever size tire you choose)

If you have a narrow track CJ, then you'll need some wheel spacers and rims/tires.

I'm assuming you're talking about how the tires stick out from under the flares.
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-24-2006, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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i have an 83 cj7, yes im talkin when your behind the jeep at a light how the wheels look kicked out, just how they kinda do when you have your fender flares off...
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There are three easy ways:

1) Buy wider tires...say 12 or 13" wide.
2) Buy 1" wheel spacers.
3) Buy new wheels with a larger backspacing.

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post #5 of 10 Old 02-24-2006, 07:02 AM
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start with wheel spacers

I dont recomend them, but hey go for it, When you change wheel offset you move where the weight sits on the axles the futher out the wheels the more weight on the bearings, because let's face it in a semi floating design all the weight is on the bearings, car companies spend alot of time on wheel design for just that reason.

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-24-2006, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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so are you saying 1 inch spacers would question the integrity of the jeeps frame and weight distribution as far as axles and whatnot go?
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-24-2006, 08:46 AM
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so are you saying 1 inch spacers would question the integrity of the jeeps frame and weight distribution as far as axles and whatnot go?
Integrity of the Jeep frame? Not in any way I can think of.

Weight distribution on the axles? Well... that depends.

What jeep loser is expalaining is that with stock offset wheels the weight on that end of the axle is distributed eveny between both bearings. When you move the wheel out then the outer bearing will see an increas in the load.

However I have to think the rating on that bearing is pretty high as I have been running a 10" rim for years without any problem but that is mainly street use. On the trail you may be putting increased shock loads on that bearing that will have a detrimental effect on the bearing.

If you can, A wide track axle I think would be the better way to go.
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very good info, thanks alot man
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-24-2006, 10:22 AM
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If your cj is an 83, you should have wide trac axles on it. Just throw some 12.5" wide tires on there with some rims with alot of backspacing and they will stick out enough to throw rocks at you when you have the doors off.
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thats what im talkin about
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