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

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    drock317 Well-Known Member

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    Read the above part you quoted and it tells ya what kit I installed ;-) it's not the Mopar lift.

    Here are a couple side shots.

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    I just installed the Rancho 3.5" lift on my Sahara, Most of the lift manufactures recommend a backspace of 4.5 4.75. with 12.5" wide tires. I originally had XD wheels with a 5.71 backspace and they were too close to rubbing and likley would have at flex. I ended up swapping out for Fuel wheels at 4.71 backspace, however there is no way around sticking out 2"-3"

    Here is the 4.75 Backspace In fact today I just installed XL wide Mud Flaps so the extra width not a problem for me

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    Here is the old 5.71 Backspace

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    I had the same issue with the wide axle.
    For my Rubicon JLU originally got black rhino mint 18" wheels (-18mm offset). Wheels looks very high quality - but I did not like the skateboard look either. It looks silly sticking out that much. Later I got ultra crusher wheels (+12mm offset) - which are much better.
     
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    It's a matter of opinion. I did not want the entire outer lug of the tires sticking out like your pictures. I like the second picture look better for my Jeep than your first one. And if you had 5.71 backspacing and a 9" wheel(+18) that would only move you 6.9mm from your suspension but with my 8.5" and 5.46 backspacing (+18) it moves it 13mm away from suspension but doesn't stick out as far and flexes without rubbing so far. I can go full lock just fine too.

    Also the suspension companies that had those backspacing suggestions havent done the math or trial and errors on different wheels. I called rancho and others to talk to them about it and they told me they just used the JK specs cause they know they worked.
    AEV is a company who has the entire Jeep converted to AutoCAD drawings and are doing all the math and building wheels to look OEM and still be functional and plan to do a +25mm offset on an 8.5" (5.73 backspacing) wide wheel and show that they tuck without rubbing.

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