Looking for new wheels that don't stick out 3"+

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Have a Sahara JL and have some Rubicon suspension take offs and plan to put the RC spacer lift on it.

Would like to run some 18x9 rims with a 35 x12.50 tire and have a +12 offset.

Curious if anyone has ran a wheel similar. I know on the JK you needed the 4.5" backspacing and -12 to -18 offset but I just don't like how far it sticks out.

This website makes it look like it would get me away from the shock just a tiny bit and basically it would just be 2.5" wider than my current setup. So it might stick out a little but not much.

Seem right? If anyone has done this setup on a Rubicon any issues with rubbing while going off road?

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The Mopar bead lock style wheels are a +12. I looked everywhere for another brand or style and couldn’t find anything with that offset.
 

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Seem right? If anyone has done this setup on a Rubicon any issues with rubbing while going off road?
A Rubicon has a wider axle than a Sport or Sahara, so when getting comments on offset/rubbing, you need to take this into account: Given same suspension height, similar tires don't need the same wheel offset on a Rubicon or Sport/Sahara.

I have a JLU Sport. After researching a lot, I came to the conclusion that the right offset for 35s on a JL Sport indeed around +12mm. I also came to the conclusion that only offset matters (well you can use backspace value, but then you need to take into account rim width into your calculations)

I don't know what selection you have for 18" rims. I only looked for 17"

On 17" you can find several +10mm steel. I ended-up buying alloy +11.43mm offset Quadratec Hardrock Wheels, and I love them. No rubbing at all with 2" Mopar lift and Cooper STT Pro 35. Doesn't stick out more than necessary. It also means a bit less stress on these bearings.
 
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A Rubicon has a wider axle than a Sport or Sahara, so when getting comments on offset/rubbing, you need to take this into account: Given same suspension height, similar tires don't need the same wheel offset on a Rubicon or Sport/Sahara.

I have a JLU Sport. After researching a lot, I came to the conclusion that the right offset for 35s on a JL Sport indeed around +12mm. I also came to the conclusion that only offset matters (well you can use backspace value, but then you need to take into account rim width into your calculations)

I don't know what selection you have for 18" rims. I only looked for 17"

On 17" you can find several +10mm steel. I ended-up buying alloy +11.43mm offset Quadratec Hardrock Wheels, and I love them. No rubbing at all with 2" Mopar lift and Cooper STT Pro 35. Doesn't stick out more than necessary. It also means a bit less stress on these bearings.
Can you show some pictures from the front and back? Sides too if you have them. I'd love to see how it looks and sticks out especially from the front. Thanks in Advance.
 

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I too did not want tires that stick out too far, for fear of passing inspection. Best wheel option I could find that had both positive offset (+10) and was hubcentric, was Quadratec’s 41’ wheel.

I’m really happy with the fitment on 315/70R17 KO2’s with the RC 2.5” lift. If your willing to do a 17, I can’t recommend enough, especially with the C rated rubber.

Side profile pic is before lift FYI

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Excuse me if I am wrong, but with the JK, aren't AEV's wheels supposed to accomplish this, being vehicle/model specific, so the tires don't stick out? The reason I am asking is because AEV is supposedly releasing (or showing) JL components soon (SEMA?), so it may be worth seeing what they may have to offer before making a decision.
 

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Excuse me if I am wrong, but with the JK, aren't AEV's wheels supposed to accomplish this, being vehicle/model specific, so the tires don't stick out? The reason I am asking is because AEV is supposedly releasing (or showing) JL components soon (SEMA?), so it may be worth seeing what they may have to offer before making a decision.
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51mm is 2"...on each side. That's a pretty significant shift to the outside. JFYI.
 
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Most popular wheel packages are -12 and -18 offsets which are round 73-81mm out further which is what I'm trying to avoid.

A +10 is what was show above on the white rubi and is very manageable and doesn't protude too much and that offset is 53mm out so the +12 should bring it in just a tiny bit more.
 
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I too did not want tires that stick out too far, for fear of passing inspection. Best wheel option I could find that had both positive offset (+10) and was hubcentric, was Quadratec’s 41’ wheel.

I’m really happy with the fitment on 315/70R17 KO2’s with the RC 2.5” lift. If your willing to do a 17, I can’t recommend enough, especially with the C rated rubber.

Side profile pic is before lift FYI

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Thanks for posting. This helps a ton and is what I was looking for. Is this a 17x9 wheel?

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I found the KMC Rockstar 2 wheels are available in a +10 or +38. I have been debating between the two.
 
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I found the KMC Rockstar 2 wheels are available in a +10 or +38. I have been debating between the two.
I found me some 18 x 8.5 wheels with a +18 and +25 offset options which is basically what the AEV wheels are at Sema. It's the look I want. Need to go get a quote now for them at discount tire.
 

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Have a Sahara JL and have some Rubicon suspension take offs and plan to put the RC spacer lift on it.

Would like to run some 18x9 rims with a 35 x12.50 tire and have a +12 offset.

Curious if anyone has ran a wheel similar. I know on the JK you needed the 4.5" backspacing and -12 to -18 offset but I just don't like how far it sticks out.

This website makes it look like it would get me away from the shock just a tiny bit and basically it would just be 2.5" wider than my current setup. So it might stick out a little but not much.

Seem right? If anyone has done this setup on a Rubicon any issues with rubbing while going off road?

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you realize they stick out for more clearance right? Thats the whole point of back spacing
 
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you realize they stick out for more clearance right? Thats the whole point of back spacing
Yes I do understand that, but there is a point that its excessively sticking out. You get the proper set up and you can still flex without rubbing. These setups have different needs than the JK and why I'm asking. It looks like the AEV setup at Sema has big tires and using a +25 offset on their 17" wheels and are flexed pretty good all while sitting proper with the fenders.
 

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:facepalm: Your Sahara doesnt have wider axles. Whats your concern?
 

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