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anyone running rims with 2.5" backspacing? pics?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by dharmabum, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011

    dharmabum Member

    Cranford, NJ
    Jun 1, 2006
    I have been rebuilding a 79 CJ7 for the past few months and have swapped to YJ BDS springs and am currently running 33x12.5s on some old wagon wheels I had which have around 4" backspacing. Needless to say and as expected with the narrow track axles the tires rub the springs and will hit the inner tub in back. I put some washers behind the steering stops for a temporary fix but am looking to pick up some rims with less backspacing and was thinking of going with 2.5". I would rather get rims then use wheel spacers and the axles (79 D30, early 70s D44) are already geared and locked so I don't want to swap them out. Is anyone running 15x8s with 2.5" backspacing? Any pics of how it looks? Thanks!
  2. Jun 24, 2011

    Corveeper Member

    Chanute, Kansas
    Jul 29, 2005
    Here’s a pic of mine just after getting 33X12.5’s on 15X10 wheels with 2.5” of backspacing. Tires stuck out about 4-5”, which is why I put flares on it before putting a new top on since the old top died from getting constantly blasted with mud and gravel.


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