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Unread 01-17-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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5 inch backspacing with 35x12.50

Ok, anyone running 5" of back spacing? The wheel I want to buy only comes in 17x8.5 +6 offset 5" backspacing. I am looking at running 35s maybe 37s. 2.5"-3.5" lift. Any insight would be great.

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Unread 01-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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I cannot speak to that size tire, but I have 33" KM2's on a 17x9" wheel with 5"BS, and they do not hit anything under normal driving conditions.

That said, almost every post i've ever seen or read says stick with 4.5" or less

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Unread 01-17-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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Can anyone else chime in I do appreciate the replies-
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Unread 01-17-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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what year? what gears? 37" in any year will need a gearing. If used as a mall crawler you might get away with 5bs. if not you need a spacer and those type i highly do not recommend.

Off road you got a lot to do to run 37"s and nothing in that jeep is near ready.

Why not get the RIGHT bs? i mean what are these rims costing. I see people dump 3-5k on wheels and tires and then spend like maybe 1k on a cheep lift. I would get cheep tires and steel rims and get the Jeep right for the tires FIRST (oh snap that is what i did). ever try to stop 37"s fling down the freeway at 75mph? like stopping a train.

put a 32 against a 37 its like a clown car tire against a monster truck. now notice what did not get bigger?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'm running 5" and 35's. 5" BS is OK for 35's, but I wouldn't plan on it for 37's. 5" is the very most you want for 35's. For 37's I would not want any more than 4.5" and would lean more toward 4".
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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:32 PM   #6
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Well I really concerned about the backspacing question is any one running 5" back spacing 35 or 37s-
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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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I'm running 5" and 35's. 5" BS is OK for 35's, but I wouldn't plan on it for 37's. 5" is the very most you want for 35's. For 37's I would not want any more than 4.5" and would lean more toward 4".
Any rubbing on the 35s what tire also
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:00 PM   #8
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Which wheels have 5" Back Spacing?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:19 PM   #9
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Any rubbing on the 35s what tire also
They rub the air dam under the bumper at full turn. No big deal.

35x12.50R17 Goodyear MTR/k
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Unread 01-17-2014, 03:14 PM   #10
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Did you mention what wheels you wanted?

Main problem will be the rear sway bar, depending on your lift height it will be right in the tire. As long as that is clear you should be fine. (That is why most lift kits "require" aftermarket wheels with 4.5" backspacing or less.)

There are a lot of wheels with the "right" backspacing out there. Hopefully the ones you want to run are worth the potential trouble.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #11
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They rub the air dam under the bumper at full turn. No big deal.

35x12.50R17 Goodyear MTR/k
What lift are you running?

Any issues with rear sway?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 11:42 PM   #12
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18/60 coils (about 2" lift), stock sway bar and links.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 05:28 AM   #13
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I was running 35 x 12.50 Nitto Trail Graplers on Procomp 7031s 18x9s with 5" BS with a 3.25 lift. The only rubbing I had was on the back of the front control arms when turned to full lock. No marks in the pic, took this during the lift install. The rubbing was about half between the top control mount and where the lower control arm mounted to the frame. As you can the wheels filled in the fenders very nicely and only stuck out about 1 inch.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 06:44 AM   #14
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I was running 35 x 12.50 Nitto Trail Graplers on Procomp 7031s 18x9s with 5" BS with a 3.25 lift. The only rubbing I had was on the back of the front control arms when turned to full lock. No marks in the pic, took this during the lift install. The rubbing was about half between the top control mount and where the lower control arm mounted to the frame. As you can the wheels filled in the fenders very nicely and only stuck out about 1 inch.
Looks really good I like how the tires do not stick out- Did you do any thing to stop the rubbing?
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Unread 01-18-2014, 06:48 AM   #15
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I too run 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers. The rims are 17x9 Ion Alloys with 5" BS. Had to trim the front air dam and the rear wheel well next to the rocker guards.
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