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Unread 01-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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35" Duratracs on a 2.5" lift....help

Hey guys, Ive been wanting to upgrade my wheels and tires for a while now. I currently have a 2.5" RC spacer lift in my 08 JK Sahara. I knew I could fit 33's easily and ended up going big and bought 315/75R16 Goodyear Duratracs. They measure out to 34.6". I got a great deal on them for $750 for 4 tires.

I just need wheels now! I am not sure what wheels would have enough backspace or not, but I have had my eyes on the following wheels :
Level 8 Guardian (edit: There are 2 different types of Guardians on discounttiredirect.com....Different backspacing. Which one would provide a wider look?)

or

MB Wheel 72

or

Level 8 Trackers

I already have RC 1.5" wheel spacers on it...so I can keep those on for an extra wide look. What would you guys suggest?
Is the backspace on these wheels enough to not use spacers?
Also, would an 8.5" width be good enough for such a wide tire? (315/75R16)


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Unread 01-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Personally, I think if you get wheels (whatever type you like) with 4.5" (or less) backspacing you should be fine. I have MB 72 16" wheels on 305/70's and no spacers (or lift... yet!) and on daily driving I don't rub anything (have 4.75 (I think but it may be 4.5) backspaced wheels). I do rub a little off road when going over some of the bigger (for a stock jeep anyway) stuff but not too bad. I'm looking into lifts for spring (spring = season.. not just a really bad pun on a lift. heh.) purchase currently. So much fun.

With 35's you also may need to cut pinch seams and may rub more on the air dam in the front with wheels turned. You can remove the wheel spacers if you get 4.5 or less backspaced wheels too (your choice). Not sure if you need to C gussets or sleeve the front axle with 35's either. But I'm sure someone else will know and chime in on that.

Check out the FAQ section there is a rather well written "will it rub" section that will answer most if not all of your concerns.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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i've got mb72's with 35x12.5" falken wildpeaks, measured out to right around 34.25 at 28psi. 2.5" rock krawler flex kit. But the front of mine picked up 4.5 inches with this lift.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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I would go with a wider wheel but others may say it isn't needed. I have 305's on a 9" wide wheel with 4.75" bs and I would not want to go any more narrow for sure but they sit perfect.

ProComp makes a 16x10 with 4.75" BS.
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I'm running the MB72 from Discount Tire but in a 17. My rim width is 8.5 and I'm pretty sure the b/s is 4.25. They stick out about an inch from the stock flair with a 285/70/17. I think that b/s is about ideal, if you added the wheelspacer in too it would seem to put more stress on the hub bearing assy. It would also increase the scrub radius.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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I'm running the MB72 from Discount Tire but in a 17. My rim width is 8.5 and I'm pretty sure the b/s is 4.25. They stick out about an inch from the stock flair with a 285/70/17. I think that b/s is about ideal, if you added the wheelspacer in too it would seem to put more stress on the hub bearing assy. It would also increase the scrub radius.
Sooo which guardians have less backspace?

Anyone know? I see a Guardian on discounttire that is on special order...Im not sure of the difference between the one I posted and the special order one.

Anyone else have opinions with running this setup?
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