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I am running 33 12.5' on old cj5 mag alloys. The guys at national tire and wheel stated that it has a positive offset, or inset. Anyway the wheel goes to the inside more than the outside. Anyway the tires rub on the springs. he also said that if I got a standard black steel wheel I would clear the springs without rubbing. I just got new tires and don't need them rubbing on the springs. So all you big tire running guys talk to me what do I need?

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Re: Wheel question

I solved my rubbing prolems with Spidertrax spacers.I have 15x10 with 4" backspace 33x12.50 tires. Or you can buy new wheels with 2.75" backspace from several vendors for about the same price.

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Re: Wheel question

You'll need new rims with a better offset or spacers. A standard backspacing will rub on the springs, and bad, even on 7" or 8" rims with those tires.

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Re: Wheel question

I was hoping for a bit more information. I know I need something different. How about some #'s like 3.75/3.75 backspacing??? Would that work??? I have no clue. Help me!!!

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Re: Wheel question

2" backspacing works, not sure, but you may get away with 2.5" with your tires (large or small side lugs?). It'll make a difference as to what size rim you're running as well.

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15 X 8" rim would be nice. I have a set of 33 X 12.5 BFG MT's to but on them. I have the same size tire on there now. I just got my new ones in the mail today.

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Re: Wheel question

I am not running tires that wide, but I know Wildweasel is, and on 2" backspaced rims, the tires he's running are also similar. I'd suggest giving him a shout and asking how much space he has left between the tire and spring at full lock.

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Re: Wheel question

I am running 33x12.50's on 15x8 rims with 2" of backspacing. they work very well No rubbing on the springs.
You might be able to get away with 2.5" or 2.75" But no
more than that. The only problems I had was too much flex,
(Missing links W rear springs upfront) In the front New bumpstops fixed that. *I have a little custom siping to prove it.

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Re: Wheel question

I run Petroworks Chrome mods 15/8 with a 2 1/4 offset, With 33 12.5 BFG MT's lock to lock they don't rub.

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Re: Wheel question

I'm running 33x12.5 mt/r's, lots of side lug, on 15x8's with 2.5 inch backspace, no rubbing at all

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