Backspacing and the stock tire carrier

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Howdy all.

I had a question and what better community to ask. So I have an @ROCK HARD 4X4 tire relocation bracket. It uses the stock tire carrier and move the gate isolators to the relocation bracket so they can move in/out.

So I guess my question is how does this all work with backspacing. So the stock Rubi tires I think have 6" or so of backspacing.

So if I get a tire with MORE backspacing then I can use spacers to keep it off the gate correct?
If I get a tire with a lot LESS backspacing then the tire might be a few inches away from the gate.

Am I figuring this all out correctly?

The goal is that a tire will be snug on the isolators correct? The carrier I have allowing me to adjust them in and out should make that easy.

So for say this wheel which has 4.5" of backspacing (1.5" less than stock) I may need 1.5" of spacers correct?

Thanks in advance all.

 

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If your bumpers dont touch the wheel, you can opt for some aftermarket bumpstops. I have a set from Daystar and they are fine for what they are; foam bumpers that keep the tire from moving about
 

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I had to extend my bumpstops out about 3/4", used 3/4" pvc couplers with stool pads over them, cost about $7 and work great.

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The shop that did my work used some heavy duty hose as extensions and my spare is rock solid .... you need to have the spare somewhat compress the bumper of your choice as you surely don’t want the spare bouncy

 

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