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boncur
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Spacers or New Wheels??? Reply with quote

Well i'm not sure what to do and was hoping some of your opinions might help me decide.
I got XJ 01 with RE 3.5" lift and 31'x10.5 tires on stock rims.
I was thinking of getting either Spidertrex 1.25" wheel spacers or a set of 5 Rock Crawler rims. If i go with Rock Crawler rims what's the difference between 15x8(it says 3.25" backspacing) and 15x10(how much backspacing)??? Anyone has those on their XJ can u post pics? Would my tires fit 15x8 and 15x10 Rock Crawlers? Please throw in your 2cents.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haev a 3" lift, and 15x7 stock wheels with 31x10.5" tires, i just bought 15x8 rock crawlers with 4.5" backspacing (yesterday actualy...) ive been told that 4.5" backspacing is the way to go.

if you only have 31x10.5" tires, putting them on 15x10" wheels i THINK would work, until you air down... hahaha.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you're really attached to your wheels, I'd replace them with something appropriately backspaced for the tire width you want to run. Wheel spacers double the amount of lug nuts that can come loose or need to be removed. They make twice as much stuff that could go wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i just bought 15x8 rock crawlers with 4.5" backspacing (yesterday actualy...) ive been told that 4.5" backspacing is the way to go.


Do you know if 15x8 with 4.5 or 3.75(backspacing), will work on 33x12.5 tires(i might go up it the future). Confused
Where did you get your rims from?

Thx for helping!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boncur wrote:
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i just bought 15x8 rock crawlers with 4.5" backspacing (yesterday actualy...) ive been told that 4.5" backspacing is the way to go.


Do you know if 15x8 with 4.5 or 3.75(backspacing), will work on 33x12.5 tires(i might go up it the future). Confused
Where did you get your rims from?

Thx for helping!!!

I'm not very familiar with XJs...but my guess would be that 4.5" backspacing will be tight with the 12.5s.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimmyhasajeep wrote:
i haev a 3" lift, and 15x7 stock wheels with 31x10.5" tires, i just bought 15x8 rock crawlers with 4.5" backspacing (yesterday actualy...) ive been told that 4.5" backspacing is the way to go.


Did you get your rims yet? Let me know how did it tourn out for you, if possible can u post some pictures???

Thx for help.

P.s Does anyone have TM rims on their Jeep are those better??? Phantum what rims do you have(how much backspacing)?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got em, and they're on. they work fine, except for suspiciuos rubbing ONLY when im in reverse, which im going to take a look at when i get time... you can see em on my cardomain www.cardomain.com/ride/2084616
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