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post #1 of 9 Old 03-03-2017, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Would wheels stick out too much??

I'm looking at purchasing a new set of wheels that are 18x9 with a -12 offset and 4.53 backspacing. I would like to wrap them in 35's. I have a 3.5" lift on my JKU Altitude so rubbing shouldn't be an issue, however, I'm afraid this negative offset would push the wheel too far out of the wheel well and it would look funny. Is any running this same setup or similar?? Pics would be much apreciated.
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That should be the number of bs for 35x12.5" tires to keep from rubbing on the frame. Lots of people run that and yes it will make you wider and stick the tires out farther past the fenders.

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4.5 sounds kind of conservative really. At least compared to all the setups I normally see. They shouldn't stick out too far. I'm partial to the look. I think the more poke the better.
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Agree with others, 4.5 is the backspace you get to have your tires far in. They'll still stick past the fenders but that's required to correctly fit a 35" tire in a JK.

Think long and hard about getting 18" wheels, 17" is the number that opens up ten times more tire options.
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4.5 sounds kind of conservative really. At least compared to all the setups I normally see. They shouldn't stick out too far. I'm partial to the look. I think the more poke the better.
Hey thanks for the response. I really want 18's to be able to showcase the rim a little bit more but I guess I should start looking at tires before I make a final decision. One inch may not be much of a difference anyway.
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sorry raven I meant to reply to cristiansent's message. first time on the forum so I'm still learning.
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As others have mentioned, 4.5-inches of backspace is most common. You can get away with 5-inches as well (18x9 0 offset), but nothing higher with 35's.

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As others have mentioned, 4.5-inches of backspace is most common. You can get away with 5-inches as well (18x9 0 offset), but nothing higher with 35's.

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I'm looking at the racelines in 17X9 with 0 offset (5" bs) as well for some 35's. I know aev wheels are like 5.2 bs and ran them on my last JK for a while but they were 8.5 wide. My goal is to keep the tires under the factory flares, this should work or be pretty close to keeping them from sticking out shouldn't it?

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I'm looking at the racelines in 17X9 with 0 offset (5" bs) as well for some 35's. I know aev wheels are like 5.2 bs and ran them on my last JK for a while but they were 8.5 wide. My goal is to keep the tires under the factory flares, this should work or be pretty close to keeping them from sticking out shouldn't it?
According to our measurements, the front lip of the 17x9 0 offset wheels will poke outside of the factory fenders by ~0.75-inch to 1-inch.

For reference, the front lip of the 17x9 0 offset wheels will sit just over 1/2-inch further out when compared to where the front lip of your 17x8.5 +10 offset AEV wheels sat.
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