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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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tire and wheel backspacing help

hi i put the zone 3 inch lift and am going to put on 33/1250s , ok at zone they say i need 3.5 inch back space. on a 8 inch wheel. ok so i am at the tire shop and looking at new wheels and the guy is giving me back spacing in mm so what would 3.5 be in mm. hope this makes some since

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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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is backspace the same as offset
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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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No. Backspacing is the measurement from the inside of the rim to where the wheel mounts to the hub. Offset is the measurement from the center of the wheel to the hub.
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does 3.5 back space sound ok for a 3 inch lift 33/1250, and cant i go to a shop and say i need a wheel with this back space
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does 3.5 back space sound ok for a 3 inch lift 33/1250, and cant i go to a shop and say i need a wheel with this back space
That's maybe a little on the low side, but if you like the wheels and don't mind a wide stance go for it. Shouldn't have any trouble with rubbing as long as axle (roughly) centered.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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dont like the wide stance but dont want any rubbing issues . what would be best buying new wheels and tires
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does 3.5 back space sound ok for a 3 inch lift 33/1250, and cant i go to a shop and say i need a wheel with this back space
Most aftermarket wheels for jeeps have 3.75" backspacing,so 3.5" is fine.
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hey boogieman talked to you before and was going to get the spacers and keep my canyons. the shop said i will have issues with the spacers and they wont put the tires on the jeep have you had any issues with the spacers
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I have run spacers for several years with no issues. Use loctite on the spacers lugs. The collective knowledge says that you will burn up bearings faster with spacers, but it hasn't happened to me yet.

I have never heard of someone refusing to work on a vehicle with spacers. Maybe its a vehicle inspection issue there in CA?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #11
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they will mount the tires for me but i have to put them on the jeep
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The collective knowledge says that you will burn up bearings faster with spacers, but it hasn't happened to me yet.
No more so than a rim with equivalent back space...
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if i put 1.50 inch spacers on with 33/1250s will they stick out to far
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if i put 1.50 inch spacers on with 33/1250s will they stick out to far
Spacers with what wheels?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
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