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Unread 12-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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15" wheel backspacing and brands

New to the forum and new to the jeep world!

I just purchased my 2013 jeep 7 days ago and I'm ready to get it off of its training wheels already.... I want to go with 15" wheels, but I'm reading on here that supposedly a 15" wheel will rub the rotor and caliper, but, I'm seeing a lot of pictures of JK's with 15's. What brands are you guys/galls running, and what BS. I've seen the MB72's talked about a LOT but the guys at Discount Tire looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if they could get me a set.

I'm considering getting the Dick Cepek DC-2 or the Pro Comp 7069. I want to run a 33x12.50 on stock height until getting Zone 2" lift in the future. What would be a good back space to accommodate this setup.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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fairly sure in 15" the back space will more in the 3.75+-. going to stick out a bit. Mine does. but then again i have narrow fenders to make it look worse. but no one cares much here.not had any issues in a few other states we wheel.

I know in many areas it would not fly.


these rims took some work to fit, easy to do(the cost like 42$ each and they are rather beat up now in two years of trails). You do not have to touch the calipers.

those are 35x12.5 on 15"x8" at 3.75 Bs with poison spider narrows. tires were like 225$ back in 012. fairy cheep way to go 35. Even the huge Synergy tie rod Tres fit and the drag link. Tight as a rats a$$ though.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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ProComp 52 Series 15 inch steelies with 3.75 backspacing will clear calipers and won't rub.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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those are 35x12.5 on 15"x8" at 3.75 Bs with poison spider narrows. tires were like 225$ back in 012. fairy cheep way to go 35. Even the huge Synergy tie rod Tres fit and the drag link. Tight as a rats a$$ though.
How much lift are you running, and what kind of gas mileage do you get with a 35? I had 35's on a 4 door GMC with the 5.3L and was getting about 9mpg...
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Unread 12-31-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Procomp fits perfect. Some people find it acceptable to buy Crager and grind on their calipers, but that is just siller.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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I just put on the XD Enduro's in a 15"x9" w a 3.75" backspace
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Unread 01-01-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
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I ended up going with 16x8 MB 352's with 285/75 Nitto Trail Grappler. I got impatient with the whole process. I didn't feel like messing with finding a 15 that would fit without any mods. Every other wheel that I found and liked was 60 days or more on back order, so I ended up going with the 352 and 33's. I'm just going to go with the TeraFlex leveling kit for a while, http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-wrangler-leveling-kit.html , I'll eventually have to do a rear gear since I have the 3.21. Hopefully the 33's wont require it, but if they do....
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I ended up going with 16x8 MB 352's with 285/75 Nitto Trail Grappler. I got impatient with the whole process. I didn't feel like messing with finding a 15 that would fit without any mods. Every other wheel that I found and liked was 60 days or more on back order, so I ended up going with the 352 and 33's. I'm just going to go with the TeraFlex leveling kit for a while, http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-wrangler-leveling-kit.html , I'll eventually have to do a rear gear since I have the 3.21. Hopefully the 33's wont require it, but if they do....
They should be in Saturday
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They should be in Saturday
Any rubbing with the 16s on road or off-road? 16 seems to be the best compromise. How much do your 285/75s stick out? The 15" Duratracs stick out about 2" from what I gather.
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Any rubbing with the 16s on road or off-road? 16 seems to be the best compromise. How much do your 285/75s stick out? The 15" Duratracs stick out about 2" from what I gather.


Wheels and tires haven't come in yet... As soon as I get them on, I'll post pics
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I'm sorry that it took so long for me to post a reply, being lazy and all..

Here are some pics of how the tires fit. Every pic I have taken so far has been with the wheel slightly turned or turned as far as possible(with the exception of the last pic). There is absolutely no rub with this wheel/tire size combo. I'd say they are the perfect fit with no lift. However though, a Teraflex leveling kit is in there near future.

can't stand the rake.

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