Show me tires sticking out 1" from the fender

PyrPatriot

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I am currently running 35x12.5x17 Falken MTs on OEM wheels. The tires are rated to have a minimum of 8.5" wide wheels, and OEM are 7.5". Enough folks got theirs to run fine so I did it too. Works fine. Love the look and the bulge! But, I'm reading that it causes extra wear from the narrowness of the wheel and I do have to run them at 28-30psi to get even contact on pavement. Recently had a chance to get a set of Quadratec CJ retro wheels for $125!

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/cj-retro-alloy-wheel-wrangler-jk-jl/white

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They look good. But their offset is only 11, which means their backspacing will be 5.18 compared to 5.98 and they will stick out about 3/4" more (https://www.customwheeloffset.com/tire-wheel-backspacing-offset-calculators)

So, the tires as they are now stick out less than 1/4" I'd say. The new wheels will make the tires stick out 1", which I know has it's downsides of throwing rocks, salt, etc. But, it's either that or wear out the tires more, right?

How does it look though to have 1" of tire sticking out from the flare? I think it wouldn't look good, I really like the tucked-in look on the stock JLs/JTs





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About 1” or so. I love it.
It does spray dirt on the jeep though lol
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This 4.5” backspacing on 315s. Also with rubi fender flares which are about .5” wider than sports
Thank you. Doesnt look too bad. Now I gotta decide if rocks/dirt are worth the tire wear or if I can find wider flares than my rubicon ones
 

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AEV Borah wheels 17x8.5 with +25 offset.

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I have the General Grabber ATX 265/70/17 tires installed on the CJ retro wheels.
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May I ask what wheel offest and tire size you're running there? Looks like maybe a -12mm offset?
Mark,

You are indeed correct. I have 35x12.5x17 tires on 17x9 (-12mm offset) wheels.

Jay
 

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