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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    35's with 3.5" bs

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    Damn Ed how many rigs do you have ? Anvil with the same AEV wheels I have now !


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    Raceline make a wheel with 4" backspacing. I bought mine on a buy 4 get the 5th free deal 7 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    I’m currently running Cooper STTs with 4” bs (5.2 + 1.25” spacers)

    Will 3.5” bs on 35s be too little ? Stick out too far ? Any concerns about stress on components?

    Please post up photos if you have them . Want examples of 35s and 37s (12.5 width) . I’m eventually going to 37s and want to buy wheels once but want them to work for my 35s without looking goofy

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    When I went to beadlocks I at first was running the 35" Coopers. I got Trail Ready beadlocks , 3 1/2" backspace and everything worked fine. I'm now running Nitto 37's on the same TR beadlocks.. I'm very happy with the way they are performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clearskies View Post
    When I went to beadlocks I at first was running the 35" Coopers. I got Trail Ready beadlocks , 3 1/2" backspace and everything worked fine. I'm now running Nitto 37's on the same TR beadlocks.. I'm very happy with the way they are performing.
    Sweet . Im convinced


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    I’m currently running AEV Pintler wheels with 37’s. These wheels have 5.2” backspace and I have very little rubbing on the frame at full turn with stock JKUR axles. I would think that any wheel or wheel/spacer combination of 5” backspace or less will not rub at all and believe that the less stress on steering components the better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ151 View Post
    I’m currently running AEV Pintler wheels with 37’s. These wheels have 5.2” backspace and I have very little rubbing on the frame at full turn with stock JKUR axles. I would think that any wheel or wheel/spacer combination of 5” backspace or less will not rub at all and believe that the less stress on steering components the better.


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    Is this while flexed out or just daily driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ151 View Post
    I’m currently running AEV Pintler wheels with 37’s. These wheels have 5.2” backspace and I have very little rubbing on the frame at full turn with stock JKUR axles. I would think that any wheel or wheel/spacer combination of 5” backspace or less will not rub at all and believe that the less stress on steering components the better.


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    Sounds contrary to most advice I’ve heard and read .


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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    Sounds contrary to most advice I’ve heard and read .


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    Yeah, I completely disagree with about everything he said. I ran 35x12.5 BFG KM2s for years on pintlers and they do rub the frame at full flex and full lock. And adding any kind of spacer or minimal BS wheel will increase stress and wear to your unit bearings and ball joints.

    The ideal is a plus or minus 5” BS wheels and 68.5” or 72” axles. Not only does it relatively center the turning force over the knuckle, but it also protects the break caliper instead of letting it hang out exposed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    Is this while flexed out or just daily driving?

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    This is flexed out completely. Currently running AEV 4.5” lift.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    Sounds contrary to most advice I’ve heard and read .


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    That may be, but I’m just telling you my experience. And with a 4.5” AEV lift I have very little rubbing at full flex and full turn.


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