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What back spacing for 35" tires?

Im looking to get some 16x8" rims (most likely pro comp 7069s) to go with the 35s Im looking to order. Im not lifted yet but plan on a 2.5" lift as soon as funds allow. Im hoping whatever rim I buy will work at both stock height and lifted.

The 7069s that I see have a 4" backspacing. Is that too much? Id like to avoid the need for spacers
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The 4" bs will be fine.

Why 16" wheels?

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The 4" bs will be fine.

Why 16" wheels?
Why not?

and because 315/75R16 cooper discoverer tires are VERY affordable.
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Why not?

and because 315/75R16 cooper discoverer tires are VERY affordable.
most people run 15 or 17s because the tire selection in 16 is very limited.

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Know of any 35" tires for 17s that are under $200 each and not bad?
Im not stuck on 16", I just like the price of the tires I found
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Know of any 35" tires for 17s that are under $200 each and not bad?
Im not stuck on 16", I just like the price of the tires I found
There are 35/315 for around $200 probably none under 200 besides tread wright. Best thing to do if your not in a hurry is keep an eye on the for sale section people are always selling sets of wheels and tires.

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There are 35/315 for around $200 probably none under 200 besides tread wright. Best thing to do if your not in a hurry is keep an eye on the for sale section people are always selling sets of wheels and tires.
The cooper discoverer at3s are available in a 35" for the 16" and have great reviews.
They are 200 each delivered after tax.
And reason not to go with a 16" rim aside from tire availability?
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The cooper discoverer at3s are available in a 35" for the 16" and have great reviews.
They are 200 each delivered after tax.
And reason not to go with a 16" rim aside from tire availability?
nope. I'll be running 315-75-16 Goodyear Duratracs here in a week or so (waiting on wheels to show up)



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So just to double check, 4 inch back spacing on a 16x8 rim will work with 315/75r16s with and without a lift? No spacers needed?
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So just to double check, 4 inch back spacing on a 16x8 rim will work with 315/75r16s with and without a lift? No spacers needed?
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That's a pretty good deal on some 35s. Go for it.

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4" backspacing will work fine, but depending on where you go four wheeling, more backspacing may be better. Do you four wheel in sand and rocks, or in dirt/mud? I live in the mountains and it gets muddy around here a lot of the time. I've had 4" and 4.5" backspacing wheels before, and now I've got a set of wheels that have 5.2" backspacing. I've noticed my Jeep stays noticeably cleaner with the tires tucked back under the fenders a little better. And no tire rub at all with my 35" tires. Just something to consider. The money you save on wheels may be offset by money spent at the carwash.

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4" backspacing will work fine, but depending on where you go four wheeling, more backspacing may be better. Do you four wheel in sand and rocks, or in dirt/mud? I live in the mountains and it gets muddy around here a lot of the time. I've had 4" and 4.5" backspacing wheels before, and now I've got a set of wheels that have 5.2" backspacing. I've noticed my Jeep stays noticeably cleaner with the tires tucked back under the fenders a little better. And no tire rub at all with my 35" tires. Just something to consider. The money you save on wheels may be offset by money spent at the carwash.


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Im looking to get some 16x8" rims (most likely pro comp 7069s) to go with the 35s Im looking to order. Im not lifted yet but plan on a 2.5" lift as soon as funds allow. Im hoping whatever rim I buy will work at both stock height and lifted.

The 7069s that I see have a 4" backspacing. Is that too much? Id like to avoid the need for spacers
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The 4" bs will be fine.

Why 16" wheels?
Why not, If I planned on 35s I would run them on 15" wheels. Heck I would run 37s on 15s if they made them anymore in tires I would run (not swampers or pitbulls). I like the better ride quality having a taller sidewall gives, they are almost always the proper load range C for a JK (not D and E like many of the 17" and up 35s) and flex better when aired down. Also tires for 15s and 16s are cheaper than 17s, 18s, 20s, etc.
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Why not, If I planned on 35s I would run them on 15" wheels. Heck I would run 37s on 15s if they made them anymore in tires I would run (not swampers or pitbulls). I like the better ride quality having a taller sidewall gives, they are almost always the proper load range C for a JK (not D and E like many of the 17" and up 35s) and flex better when aired down. Also tires for 15s and 16s are cheaper than 17s, 18s, 20s, etc.
I like 31s on 15", 33s on 16", and 35s on 17" wheels.
No good reason why, except those combinations served me well on a Baja bug and a few 4x4s.
Running 35s on 17", I have good sidewall flex when aired down (load range C tires).

I've driven a couple of friends' trucks with 35s on 15": good off-road, marshmallowy on-road.
However, I sometimes like to haul ass around corners so disregard my on-road evaluation if this does not apply to you.

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I like 31s on 15", 33s on 16", and 35s on 17" wheels.
No good reason why, except those combinations served me well on a Baja bug and a few 4x4s.
Running 35s on 17", I have good sidewall flex when aired down (load range C tires).

I've driven a couple of friends' trucks with 35s on 15": good off-road, marshmallowy on-road.
However, I sometimes like to haul ass around corners so disregard my on-road evaluation if this does not apply to you.
The thought of hauling ass around corners with my jk with damn near 6" of lift is funny. Especially right now because my rear sway bar is off right now until I get my 16" long rear links (droop with my new 29.8" extended 12.5" travel rear shocks is way too much for the 11" links I had on) I agree 35s on 15s will have more sidewall deflection while cornering onroad vs 17s but the ride is softer on and offroad so for me that wins out over handling on road.
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I think my Method Standards have 5.25 of backspace. Please forgive me- my brain (and soul) hurts from work. Will a 4.5" backspace stick out more or less?
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I think my Method Standards have 5.25 of backspace. Please forgive me- my brain (and soul) hurts from work. Will a 4.5" backspace stick out more or less?
4.5" bs will stuck out further than 5.25

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