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A few questions regarding craigslist wheels

I found a 5-set of 17" x 9" Raceline Clutch wheels on Craigslist for a decent price. They have 5.5" backspacing so I'll likely need a spacer. I'm looking to see if 1)This is a quality wheel, I know nothing about Raceline, and 2) will these fit 35" Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs? I'm still learning proper fit with tires/wheels/suspension.

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I found a 5-set of 17" x 9" Raceline Clutch wheels on Craigslist for a decent price. They have 5.5" backspacing so I'll likely need a spacer. I'm looking to see if 1)This is a quality wheel, I know nothing about Raceline, and 2) will these fit 35" Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs? I'm still learning proper fit with tires/wheels/suspension.
Raceline makes great beadlocks, i'm sure these are just Chinese import pressure cast wheels like pretty much every other wheel out there. You will definitely need some spacers to run 35's or washer the steering stop to prevent rubbing against the frame at full lock. It would have to be a stellar deal on those to justify 200 more dollars on spacers to run them.

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A set of 5 is 550 bucks... that's a 110 each and I think they retail for about 200 a piece.

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Not bad, but something to keep in mind is the added maintenance of spacers. Plenty of people have run spacers for years.

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You shouldn't have any problems with the tires on that wheel size. It starts getting tricky when the width of the tire is much wider than the wheel. I have 12.5" wide tires 8" wheels and it was about as narrow as they would mount them.
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