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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOK View Post
    There are many factors to consider with any size 37 when it comes to rubbing, as others have mentioned. Other factors are your lift height and what control arms you use, also wheel width can determine things. For instance a 17x10 wheel with 4.5 backspace is equivalent to a 17x9 wheel with 3.5 backspace. Track bar alignment is important as can cause rubbing on one side but not the other.
    True. 3"enforcer, evo lcas and probably wheels with 4.25 bs.

    Edit. Axle is centered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOK View Post
    Attachment 206488 this is with about 2.5in of lift, slabs with toyo 37x1350. Stock arms and on full turn would slightly kiss the frame and control arm. Steering stop adjustment with about a half inch more lift would of solved it but I lived with it
    Hmmmm. Well we all know how much tires cost, so id hate to waste 2k lol. Dont know if the 13.5 pros would outweigh the cons...

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    I am running 37" 13.50" wide Toyo's on my JKUR on a 9" rim. I did have to add a couple of washer to the steering stops on the axle, was rubbing on the frame before adding the washers, does not rub now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrubi14 View Post
    I am running 37" 13.50" wide Toyo's on my JKUR on a 9" rim. I did have to add a couple of washer to the steering stops on the axle, was rubbing on the frame before adding the washers, does not rub now.
    Any idea what ur wheel bs is?

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    I have 37/1350/17s on Slabs (3.5 B.S.), and I have no rubbing issue aside from full stuff full right lock, it barely rubs the frame on the passenger side

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    You can always adjust your steering stops to avoid the rubbing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedixJK View Post
    Any idea what ur wheel bs is?
    I'm not 100% sure, but I believe 4.5 BS. They are Dick Cepek Gunmetal 7's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_JK_Houston_711 View Post
    meant to post here, sorry. no rubbing even with your swaybar connected? wonder why mine rubs then?! nice rig btw!
    Yea it didnt have any rubbing I was actually kinda surprised since my front axle wasn't centered lol it was on a 4" Evo enforcer and I'm pretty sure the wheels were 17x8

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJk View Post
    Yea it didnt have any rubbing I was actually kinda surprised since my front axle wasn't centered lol it was on a 4" Evo enforcer and I'm pretty sure the wheels were 17x8
    My wheels are the same size. I'll have to take a closer look tomorrow on of the axle is centered. Lucky you! Lol
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    37" tire width... 12.5 or 13.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by MOOK View Post
    There are many factors to consider with any size 37 when it comes to rubbing, as others have mentioned. Other factors are your lift height and what control arms you use, also wheel width can determine things. For instance a 17x10 wheel with 4.5 backspace is equivalent to a 17x9 wheel with 3.5 backspace. Track bar alignment is important as can cause rubbing on one side but not the other.
    I may be off base but I think you have backspace and offset confused or I'm not understanding this. Backspace is backspace regardless of wheel width.

    Medix, I went round and round between wheels and tires before I finally just sprung for Slabs due to the rubbing issues. From all the reading I've done on it it seems two identical jeeps could run the same setup and one rubs and one does not. I went the 12.5 route on tires strictly due to rating. I believe the 13.5 TG was E rated while 12.5 was D. I thought the D would have a little more sidewall flex. With my tire and wheel combo I'm pretty sure I would have rubbing issues with less than (or more than depending on how you look at it) backspace even with the 12.5. I know that probably doesn't help your decision, just giving you my take on it.
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