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Stock Rubicon rims, will I need wheel spacers?


 
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donzrubi
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Stock Rubicon rims, will I need wheel spacers? Reply with quote

I'm installing a 4" suspension lift this weekend on my 03' rubicon, The tires I purchased are 30570R16 MTRs which I think is = to 33x12.50..... my question is will the off spacing be ok or will the tires rub? Keeping in mind the rubicon comes with a 1" body lift already! Anybody have experience with this?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stock Rubicon doesn't have a 1" BL. A BL also will do nothing to compensate for too deep backspacing. To answer your question, yes, they will rub. Watch the spring perches in the rear wheelwells and the LCAs up front.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size wheel spacers will I need to make this combo work? And what is a decent brand wheel spacer?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spidertrax is probably the best out there. They manufacturer 1.25" spacers.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spacers are ok, but I'd check them often to make sure they're tight.

Another idea would be to sell the Moabs and take the $240.00 you were going to spend on the spacers and get a set of wheels that fit.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: For the record! Reply with quote

FYI....... No spacers were needed and I don't have any clearance issues! no
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: For the record! Reply with quote

donzrubi wrote:
FYI....... No spacers were needed and I don't have any clearance issues! no

Wait until you disconnect and go wheeling. I can rub my LCAs with 3.75" backspacing and 12.5" wide tires.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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