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

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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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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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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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Got them on a couple weeks ago :) 295/70/17 on 17x8.5 +10 wheels

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Those look great I was looking at those same wheels and tires. Other than the 285s instead of the 295s I see you have had them about 5 months since yours post how are you liking them? Also have you had any issues? Thanks
 

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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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What kind of rims are those? They look nice.....
 

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Those look great I was looking at those same wheels and tires. Other than the 285s instead of the 295s I see you have had them about 5 months since yours post how are you liking them? Also have you had any issues? Thanks
Still very happy w/ the combination, wearing real well and settled on 30 psi for running pressure and a bit more comfort (since these are E-rated). I would buy both again without hesitation. If you get 285s you'll have just a bit more room around that plastic fender section (between the actual bumper and the fender) as this was the only place where there was just a bit of contact at full lock but not enough to be a concern TBH. 285s might also be available in a D or even a C rated which would make them a bit more compliant on a lighter Wrangler, although I've found the ride quality on the E-rated to be just fine :)

Wheels seem to be nice quality w/ a good finish and balanced without any issues, have nice design features too IMO, get lots of positive comments on them :)
 

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Yeah, I would never put "C" rated tires on a WRANGLER used on the street and also they are very subject to sidewall damage off-road !

I've been using "E" rated BFG/HANKOOK on all my Jeeps/Toyotas/Xterras and NO PROBLEMO !

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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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What is the actual weight of the 41 rim. Not shipping weight please and any rubbing at full flex lock to lock ?
Thanks 😊
 
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