Wheel Offset pics with 35 x 12.5 R17's

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Quite the dilemma here. My Teraflex lift says I need 4.5" backspacing. Not sure how strict that is. In NH, there is also no wheel bumping but I am just trying to keep tread under my Sahara fenders. I can get away with sidewall. I believe my options are pretty limited. Ideally would like the Mopar Bead Lock Capable or AEV Borah but they are a bit out of my price range.

That being said, I would love to see some side view pics and know what offset you have so I can narrow my decision. I am looking at 17 x 8 or 17 x 8.5 wheels. Pics appreciated.

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The 4.5 backspacing is probably pretty strict. Your tires will rub something when turning or flexing or both
 
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The 4.5 backspacing is probably pretty strict. Your tires will rub something when turning or flexing or both
Yeah that what I was afraid of.
 
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What do you mean by “ in New Hampshire there is no wheel bumping” ?
Sorry by bumping I meant the wheels cannot stick out past the fenders. From what I’ve been told anyway.
 
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Oh ok, yes you’ll definitely rub at full turn with any higher backspace than 4.5. You can adjust your turn stops to a point, but you won’t be able to turn as sharp. If you can’t let the tire stick out a little past the fender, you’re definitely going to be limited on choices.
So what are my options? I cant be the only one with this dilemma haha.
 

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So what are my options? I cant be the only one with this dilemma haha.
Most people probably ignore the state regulations. My state doesn’t “allow” wheels past fenders either and I have done it for years with no issues
 
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Most people probably ignore the state regulations. My state doesn’t “allow” wheels past fenders either and I have done it for years with no issues
Yeah that kind of what I was thinking. I just need to find an inspection station that will look the other way haha
 

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A really clean looking wheel that I originally bought and then changed my mind on was the icon alloys rebound in a 17x8.5 -6 mm offset. I think that’s a 4.5 in backspace and should keep it relatively tucked under the fenders. I’m now running 20x10 -24 mm moto metals and they stick out about 3ish inches.
 

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What about mudflaps to cover the edge of the tire sticking out past the fender. That's what i've done.
 

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Get some rubi fenders. They should be wider than sahara due to the wider axles.
Theyre .5” wider than sport fenders.
 
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A really clean looking wheel that I originally bought and then changed my mind on was the icon alloys rebound in a 17x8.5 -6 mm offset. I think that’s a 4.5 in backspace and should keep it relatively tucked under the fenders. I’m now running 20x10 -24 mm moto metals and they stick out about 3ish inches.
Nice, those are hub centric as well. even better!
 

                           













































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