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Unread 03-31-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hi all, I just purchased a used JK that I will use on the beach for surf fishing. I want to put 35" Tires and new wheels on it. What I have read so far I'm thinking the TeraFlex 2 1/2" budget boost.
If I get 17"x9" rims do I need the 4.5 backspace or can I get by with 5 or 5.5 ?
Can you suggest the best place to shop/buy wheels and tires?
Thanks Keith

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Unread 03-31-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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How wide are the tires? Discount Tire for the win.
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Unread 03-31-2015, 08:02 PM   #3
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12.5"
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Unread 04-02-2015, 07:53 AM   #4
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Hi all, I just purchased a used JK that I will use on the beach for surf fishing. I want to put 35" Tires and new wheels on it. What I have read so far I'm thinking the TeraFlex 2 1/2" budget boost.
If I get 17"x9" rims do I need the 4.5 backspace or can I get by with 5 or 5.5 ?
Can you suggest the best place to shop/buy wheels and tires?
Thanks Keith
You need new wheels with better backspacing for a 12.5" wide tire or you are going to rub like crazy. You can always take the cheap way out and use spacers but I would never recommend that to anyone.
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Unread 04-02-2015, 10:20 AM   #5
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Yea the spacers that come stock on every ford f350 with western buds rarely roll over a million miles.
the 1.5 spacers on my bud's Rocks only (not even close to street) TJs (4.5 long with one on 37s and one on 40's) haven't held up very well either. They are darker and less shiny now than when they were new. Cant have that.

You want at most 4.75 (1.25 spacer with stock wheel) to min 4.25. You can get by with more but will have to be careful of rubs. The 4.5 9" wide really is the best approach though.
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Unread 04-03-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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Thanks for the repies. I found a set of 17"x9" wheels with 4.53" backspace and got a set of 35x12.50x17" tires.
I'll post before and after pics :-)
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Unread 04-03-2015, 08:20 AM   #7
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Also not all 12.5 wides are 12.5. Nitto 37x12.5x17 Trail Grapplers are listed on Nittos website at 13.43.
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Unread 04-03-2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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Here it is now!
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