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I always associate poke with someone that didn’t / doesn’t understand backspacing and offset. But I guess it’s something people try to do now on purpose.
 

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I always associate poke with someone that didn’t / doesn’t understand backspacing and offset. But I guess it’s something people try to do now on purpose.
Not at all claiming that doesn't happen, but it doesn't warrant a blanket allegation. Typically, it's only for looks when the vehicle in question doesn't have the tire size and suspension setup that warrants poke.

Otherwise, poke is the unavoidable byproduct of that specific person's clear understanding of the necessary compromises that need to be made in order to maximize suspension travel.

Also, shifting a larger tire outward maintains a closer to stock scrub radius. If tucking that same larger tire was the priority above all else, the scrub radius would be further decreased than stock, resulting in the same degradation in steering performance as a smaller tire with heavy poke.
 

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I always associate poke with someone that didn’t / doesn’t understand backspacing and offset. But I guess it’s something people try to do now on purpose.
Who looks at measurements? The real question is the wheel the right color? We all know color is the most important attribute. When I line up at the mall gotta match. 😉

Poke is unavoidable.
Jeep Wrangler JL why do people like poke? PXL_20230210_213044063


Why it's a good thing off-road
Jeep Wrangler JL why do people like poke? PXL_20221001_180435643.MP

Also the other side actually got ripped off.
 
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I was happy for my poke Sunday morning as we packed up to leave church. The little girl in the Toyota next to us was eager to exit the car. I watched the door swing open like lightning as it swung towards my Jeep. I was amazed how much the door bounced off the tire and came back at her. It was almost instant karma for the kid to learn about awareness when opening a car door. Pretty sure my fender would have earned a notch without the poke.
 

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Poke is also great when some idiot races ahead of everyone and decides he’s gonna play chicken to merge in the lane you’re occupying. You can hold your line and give him a NASCAR tire tattoo. Oops I didn’t see you there🤣
 

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Pokes usually come with big-lugged tires. Don't these pick up stones that get flung back at bikers?
 

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Pokes usually come with big-lugged tires. Don't these pick up stones that get flung back at bikers?
This is an issue even without poke and with stock tires.


Although I wonder how many pro-pokers are complaining about cracked windshields...
 

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Does having a wider stance increase stability in our JLs? does the Jeep feel more planted and drives better than stock?
Mine does, I have a 2019 2-door Rubicon. Doing my build up slowly, as I don’t own a money tree. So skids and bumpers were first. My suspension is stock Rubicon. My 35’s came off my 13 Rubicon, that had a 2 1/2” MC lift. So the Mickey Thompsons have a little more offset and cause a little bit of poke. During some ‘spirited’ driving, it feels more planted, less tippy than stock. And later, when my lift and 37’s go on it will still stick out, but I haven’t found a good option to cover the tires. I also did a fender split to gain more clearance, but unfortunately, no extra width. If anybody knows of something I could use to cover that extra 2” of poke on each side, I would gladly take suggestions.
As far as how it looks, it looks funny with smaller tires, more natural and balanced with larger tires.
 

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I always associate poke with someone that didn’t / doesn’t understand backspacing and offset. But I guess it’s something people try to do now on purpose.
I think the trend is also a function of wheel manufacturers being cheapskates and attempting to build a wheel that is both JK and JL compatible, as opposed to a bespoke wheel for JLs alone. This basically makes the wheel look okay on the JK and will have trash fitment on the JL. 1552 wheels come to mind, I'd have loved their 1552 analog, but not at 0 offset. I want retro, not retro low rider poke. The only company that designs wheels specifically for the JL with a reasonable offset is AEV. Everything else is random JK legacy garbage.
 

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Mine does, I have a 2019 2-door Rubicon. Doing my build up slowly, as I don’t own a money tree. So skids and bumpers were first. My suspension is stock Rubicon. My 35’s came off my 13 Rubicon, that had a 2 1/2” MC lift. So the Mickey Thompsons have a little more offset and cause a little bit of poke. During some ‘spirited’ driving, it feels more planted, less tippy than stock. And later, when my lift and 37’s go on it will still stick out, but I haven’t found a good option to cover the tires. I also did a fender split to gain more clearance, but unfortunately, no extra width. If anybody knows of something I could use to cover that extra 2” of poke on each side, I would gladly take suggestions.
As far as how it looks, it looks funny with smaller tires, more natural and balanced with larger tires.
XR fender extensions?
 

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XR fender extensions?
Thanks but I don’t think the XR fender extensions will work because I have split the factory fenders, or gutted them as some people say, it’s only the top most piece that remains. It’s basically only a 1/2” piece of vertical fender that I have to connect to.
Or I can change them out completely for a good aluminum fenders with extra clearance or some sort of extension, cause they all seem to be ‘narrow’. As a DD I need to respect than law enforcement will be looking at me too. So I need full coverage.
 

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The further the poke the closer to chance you will marry your cousin.😎
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