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Im wanting aftermarket wheels on a stock 14 JK will 17x8 4.89" bs be ok I want to utilize my stock tires for now but I also want to go to a 35" tire down the road HELP!!!!
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You will find a LOT more 35-inch tire choices if you move down to 17X8.5 wheels.

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Im wanting aftermarket wheels on a stock 14 JK will 17x8 4.89" bs be ok



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You will find a LOT more 35-inch tire choices if you move down to 17X8.5 wheels.

Any 35" tire that will fit a 17x8.5 wheel will fit just as well on a 17x8.

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I guess I'm more concerned on the 4.89" of backspacing on the 17x8 rim
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I think the thinnest hub centric wheel spacer that you can get is 1.25". I ran the 1.25" spacers at first with 35 MTRs on these wheels too but I had a lot more back spacing to start with than you apparently do.

back spacing on my stock rims is more like 6.25", which is why I run the 1.75" spacers now with 37s. I'm right where I want to be now at 4.5" bs.

with the 1.25" spacers, that would put you at ~3.64" bs, which might be a bit much, depending on who you ask and your axle tubes.
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I guess I'm more concerned on the 4.89" of backspacing on the 17x8 rim

4.5" is usually recommended. You could probably get away with the 4.89. You might have to put a few washers on your steering stops.

There are tons of wheel choices , what wheels are you looking at? I would try and find a 4.5" bs wheel

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Rockstar 2 but i want to utilize my stock tires that rim comes 17x8 4.89bs or 17x9 4.5bs 17x9 might be a little wide for 255 75s
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Rockstar 2 but i want to utilize my stock tires that rim comes 17x8 4.89bs or 17x9 4.5bs 17x9 might be a little wide for 255 75s
You'll be fine with the 4.89" back spacing for stock tires. Your factory wheels have almost 6" of back spacing. Run em!


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What about when i wanna put a wide 33" tire like 12 inch wide will it rub
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for reference, with 35" MTRs and 4.75" backspacing, I rubbed slightly on the LCAs and frame rails at full flex and aired down on the trail. No issues for daily driving. no adjustments made to steering stops.
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I'm running Rockstar 2's with 285/70-17 Nitto's. I believe the backspacing on mine is 4.5" but it could be 4.75". I have no rubbing issues at all even when it's full lock and flexing off road. I've made no modifications to the steering stops or bump stops, I am running a 2" spacer up front and 1/2" rear. You will have no trouble with the stock tires.

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Are yours 17x8 or 17x9
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Mine are 17x9" . To be clear the 2" spacer is for the springs not behind the wheels.
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