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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2000, 12:35 PM
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RIM Help for 32x11.5 YJ

I am putting a 2.5" OME lift on my 1996 YJ and I am trying to get some good rims. Right now I have decided to go with BFG All Terrains 32x11.5 and some American Racing Baja's RIMS.

I think that I need to get 15x8's however I am not sure. Most importantly, I am really not sure about what Offset I should get. I understand what the Offset is however, I am not sure how to gauge if for my Jeep so that I do not where out any parts. So if anyone could help me with choosing the offset or back-spacing specs for my YJ I would greatly appreciate it.


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Re: RIM Help for 32x11.5 YJ

For an 11.5" wide tire I would not suggest anything narrower than an 8" wheel.

As for backspacing, some YJ owners may have better advice, but I suggest as much backspacing as possible and still allow full turning. The more you can get the wheel to be centered over the knuckle, the better your Jeep will steer and the longer things like wheel bearings will last.

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Re: RIM Help for 32x11.5 YJ

My understanding was that the Baja rims only came in one backspacing - 4". If you do a lot of low air crawling go with a 15X7 rim. You should be OK with something as shallow as 4 3/4". MT wheels come in custom backspacing and look like the baja's but are stronger. US Wheel sells a chrome steel wheel that is similar to the Baja and can be ordered with custom backspacing - It looks like the Bart monster truck wheels only it comes in 15X6 all the way to 15X10.


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