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drewguere
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Wheel Backspacing Reply with quote

The backspacing on wheels makes them stick out farther from the axle, making it a wider stance right.

If so, what size back space should I get on my stock XJ, I want to make it as wide as possible, I plan on lifting it in the pretty near future, and want the added stability.

Can someone post a link of where to get a good set of backspaced wheels.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can make it really wide but then your tires won't be covered and you'll likely get yourself in trouble with the law. Be aware of the rules and regulations in your state.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What E said. A lot of states have laws about keeping the tires under the fenders, so you need to find out what those are before you end up getting tickets and/or not getting it through inspection. Depending on what the laws are you might either have to reconsider going really low on backspacing and/or get extened flares and/or mud flaps to stay legal.

Having said that, as a general rule 4"-4.5" of backspace is the way to go. As far as links to where to buy, you can get them all over. The first thing you need to decide is alloys or cheap steelies....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My state says that the wheels can only stick out two inches nbeyond the fender, i think. I have another 1.5 - 2 inches until im flush with the fender

If I were to get 4 inch back spacing, it would make it 4 inches wider on each wheel for a total of 8, right.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drewguere wrote:
My state says that the wheels can only stick out two inches nbeyond the fender, i think. I have another 1.5 - 2 inches until im flush with the fender

If I were to get 4 inch back spacing, it would make it 4 inches wider on each wheel for a total of 8, right.

Umm...no.

For this example, let's assume you have stock wheels because I don't know what you really do have. Stock Jeep wheels typically have 5" to 5.5" of backspacing. Let's use 5" for sake of whole numbers. If you swap to a wheel with 4" of backspacing, the wheel will stick out 1" further than the stock wheel. Add together 1" on each side and you have 2" total increased track width.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to factor in the new width of the tires too when figuring out coverage. Your wheels may now stick out an inch further in that example and let's say you're moving from a 9.50 to an 11.50, you're picking up another two inches of width so you'll need to add an inch to whatever the wheel is sticking out.....this isn't making sense, but don't forget your future tire plans when planning the wheel backspacing choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I understand now, I am going to be sticking with my stock tires Crying or Very sad until i can get enough money for some mt/r 's

Where can I get a good set of backspaced wheels, and are they also called offset, because I have seen that used also.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

both www.quadratec.com and www.summitracing.com have good deals on wheels with an average backspacing. for cheap - look at the AR 767 black steelies. you can get them for under $35 at both sites. good luck.
chris

p.s. make sure you get hub size wheels of 5 on 4.5 too Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drewguere wrote:
OK I understand now, I am going to be sticking with my stock tires Crying or Very sad until i can get enough money for some mt/r 's

Where can I get a good set of backspaced wheels, and are they also called offset, because I have seen that used also.

No, offset and backspacing are not the same. This writeup explains the two well. Have a read through.
http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont forget the farther you stick your wheels out the more stress it puts on wheel bearings and such...id go with 4 4.5 inch and leave it at that
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking of these, what do you say

http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe?T1=92601+406+07&UREQA=1&UREQB=2&UREQC=3&UREQD=4&FNM=00&UID=2005031817294792
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the look...what color is your jeep
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

black Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have those exact same wheels.... You can't see it real well cause everything is black... but I really like them.

I got 5 on 4.5 lug spread with 4" backspacing.

They were like 30somthin dollars a piece and I didnt order the "bling" centercaps.....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do i need center caps, or can I just hook em up
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