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99' Wrangler rims?


 
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SnowDog
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: 99' Wrangler rims? Reply with quote

Hey, I have a 99' Tj and I was wonder what is the backspacing on the 15" x 8" "5-hole cast aluminum" wheels. Will I be able to fit a 10.5" wide tire without rubbing? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the back spacing on stock wheels is 5 inches. Most stock wheels are 7 inches wide. Physically, you can run a 10.5 tire, but you'd be close on rubbing. The rear would probably be fine, but you will probably rub on the front when you turn. I'm running 35x12.50's on 15x8 wheels with 3.75 back spacing and I rub just a bit at full turn. Needless to say, I'm looking for some wheels with 3" BS.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The backspacing is 5.5" on the 15x8 alloy wheels.

You will have minor rubbing with a 10.5" wide tire on the lower control arms and possibly the swaybar. You can fix this with a washer or two under the steering stops.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
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