Offset is just the amount of space from the centerline of the wheel width, a zero offset is a wheel that has it's lug mounts right at center. A positive offset has the lugs mounted further out from the wheel center, this results in the wheel being tucked into the fender well. A negative offset...
What he said^^^
For your uses that you posted the Moab swap should be just fine. I run 295/70s which are just a bit taller than 33s at 33.25", no issues and the suspension handles great.
The springs/shocks allow for more suspension travel but aren't firmed up much, didn't take more than a day or...
It may have been posted earlier in this thread but may have missed it. Has anyone compared the weight of the OEM bumper vs. this Ebay model? Just wondering if there is any difference there, sure seems to be virtually identical to my untrained eye :)
Order one exactly as you like, don't go through the dealer unless they're willing to go below invoice. You can order one from several dealers within a few hundred miles from you that are willing to do that. And if you really try hard and don't mind a drive, 5-6% below invoice (and sometimes even...
Nicky, in your sidebar it says "Looking for a Sting Gray Rubicon" , I'd stick with that plan, and it will be easier to fix that sidebar later, just have to erase "Looking for" and replace it with "Own" :)
Looks like you decided on 34x10.5x17 K02s w/ 1.75" spacers, should be a good combo w/ stock wheels.
Look forward to the install pics Don :)
Interesting, the 285/75/`17 K02s are a bit over a 1/2"wider, same diameter, but almost $100 less than the 34x10.5 tire.
Only a couple tires in that size that I found, but this is a nice one~
A 255/80/17 is a bit over 10" wide and...
What width are those wheels? If they are 8.5 width then a "zero" offset will be similar to my setup w/ those 285 width Rubi tires. The +18 will be about 3/4" inside from mine (closer to the fender edge)
Here's my 295/70/17s on 8.5 +10 offset
This^^^If you're doing the work at home, try SAE if you get some slop w/ metric sockets/wrenches. I've found a few cases where Metrics aren't a tight fit, and especially the lower control arms that are high torque fasteners, sure don't want to round off bolt heads at 190 ft lbs :(
I'd either go w/ the Rubi takeoffs or the 285/75/17 set w/ your stock wheels. The 34" height of the 285/75s won't tax your Sport gearing as much as a true 35. Also the narrower 285 is a better fit on the stock wheels w/ that +44 offset. You've got a nice lift and those 285/75s are a great size...