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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 12:30 PM
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New BFG MTs rub real bad

I just got my new BFG muds and they rub REALY bad. There are mounted on some 15X8 chrome steel wheels. I had 31X10.5 and I always did think that they looked pushed in way too far in the wheel wells. Could I have wheels with the wrong backspacing ? They rub the front leafs when I turn and hit the rear inner fender right on top of the frame. I can't even drive down the street when I fully load the Jeep with weight. I have a 2.5" Sky jacker softride lift with 3/8" lift shackles, and I have a 1" body lift that I have not installed yet.



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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

thats what it sounds like to me wrong backspacing. I have a 67 cj-5 with 16x7 wheels and 3 1/2 backspacing on narrowtrack axles and it rubs on the frame in front of the wheel. I dont have any lift and I have 31x10.5 mud terrains

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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

I just checked what I have... Measured from the outer edge of the rim lip to the back of the center where it bolts up is 4" Is that my backspacing measurement?

I found Eaton makes custom steel wheels with special offsets available. Should I get a 15X8 with 4 and 1/2 " of backspacing? Or do I have to go 1" ?


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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

from what you wrote I wasnt sure how you measured back spacing is measured from the back side of the wheel so if you measured from the front subtract that from the total width to get backspacing

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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

meaured from the rear (backside) indy air with a mc twist

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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

What size tires did you buy Carl ? Same as you had before ?


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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

DUh! I failed to say which size tire I have! BFG MT 33" X 12.50 X 15

HAHA! I must be drinking too muxh beer .



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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

Well now you have me nervous . I am about to buy
4 BFG Mud/Terrain KM`s @ 33X12.50X15 for my 79 CJ5 . Are those the stock offset on your wheels ? I have the same suspension lift / body lift as you do .



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Re: New BFG MTs rub real bad

A little bigger combo, but my 15x10 steel wheels with 4" baclspace and 35x12.50's rubbed the edge of the inside of the rear wheel wells when twisted up, but not just driving. I just received my new wheels yesterday with 2.5" backspace to eliminate this.

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