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Okay Guys, I'm posting this question for "Soccer Mom" He wants to know what size spacers he should get so he can put 33x12.50 on and also should he get wheels with backspacing?

I told him, he only needs an 1" 1&1/2", and a backspacing of at least 3.50".

What are y'all's thoughts.


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You need 3" of lift and 1.5" bump-stop extensions to clear 33s without serious rubbing. A 2" spring-spacer lift and a 1" body lift is the cheapest way to do this.

As for wheels, 4.75" backspacing (8" wheel) is a good balance between not rubbing the frame on tight turns and having the tires tuck under the fenders when flexing. A 4" backspacing on a 8" wheel will allow the best turning radius, but will make the tires hit the fenders on compression so you will need wider fender flares. A 4" backspacing on only a 2" spring-spacer lift will also make the steering more difficult and more prone to pulling when you hit a pot-hole. You really should have at least a 4" suspension lift to use 4" backspacing wheels.

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i want to put 33x12.50s on a 10 inch rim on my stock 98 tj. how big can i go with the coil spacers without going with a body lift? i really want to stay away from those, and i don't know much about spacers. i probably won't do too much off-roading, but i don't want to look like a tool. (hence the name, Soccer Mom) as soon as my jeep grows up a little, it will inherit a new moniker.
 

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A one inch body lift won't look bad, and you'll be able to use your stock spare tire mount to boot because your body will be one inch higher than a stock one.

I think the biggest spacers are 2"

Why do you want a 10" wheel?

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Originally posted by Baby Joe:

Why do you want a 10" wheel?

Probably for better cornering.


You can get 3" spacers, but with them there is a chance of dropping a rear spring if you flex your rig.
With 2" spacers you can use your stock shocks for a while, but the ride will be bad. With 3" spacers you will need long shocks for sure.

2" spacers and 1" body is a good way to go. Terra-flex includes bump-stop extensions with their spacers. VERY good idea.



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Chris S.
2002 KJ - staying stock (almost)
2000 TJ - 2" suspension lift, 1/2" body lift, assorted skids, hooks, rock rails, rock lights, 33" BFG MTs, custom bumper, Warn 8274
Mud Puppy's Jeep site
 
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