NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:25
bigbakdak's Avatar
bigbakdak bigbakdak is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC.
Posts: 8
Wheels

I have a 2 door that a recently got and I just got a set of rollers for it off of my buddys 01. They are stock steel XJ wheels with 32x11.50 tires. The problem is... Even if I run them backwards the tires still rub the rear springs. And faceing out they wont even get near the lugs. Does anyone know why this is?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:28
tayman's Avatar
tayman tayman is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 1,424
Re: Wheels

its your wheel backspacing... you'll need to get some aftermarket wheels or spacers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:29
cal's Avatar
cal cal is offline
NAXJA Warranty Voider
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammertown, USA
Posts: 17,712
Re: Wheels

What rear axle do you have? Ford 8.8?

With a stock Xj rear end (60.5" wms) and 32x11.5's on stock wheels, you have about a half inch of clearance between the leafs and tires.

If you run a ford 8.8 or a really ballooned tire, you won't have room. You probably need to go to aftermarket wheels with a backspacing appropriate to the tire size, or buy some wheel spacers.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:38
bigbakdak's Avatar
bigbakdak bigbakdak is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC.
Posts: 8
Re: Wheels

I know I need wheels. But I dont know the back spaceing I need due to whats going on. The stock steelies mounted backwards is nearly flat from mounting flang to rim lip. The tires are just bald BFG M/T's.and I still have no clearance. And the axle is a stock Dana
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:39
cal's Avatar
cal cal is offline
NAXJA Warranty Voider
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammertown, USA
Posts: 17,712
Re: Wheels

between 3.75" and 4.5" backspacing.

stock wheels are 5.25" backspacing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:44
bigbakdak's Avatar
bigbakdak bigbakdak is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC.
Posts: 8
Re: Wheels

Quote:
Originally Posted by cal
between 3.75" and 4.5" backspacing.

stock wheels are 5.25" backspacing.
I am rubbing with stockers on backward. Thats ends up being a 1.75 BS.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:46
cal's Avatar
cal cal is offline
NAXJA Warranty Voider
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammertown, USA
Posts: 17,712
Re: Wheels

I think you need to post some pictures so we can help you.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:48
bigbakdak's Avatar
bigbakdak bigbakdak is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC.
Posts: 8
Re: Wheels

I would but my jeep is in my garage at my parents house in Ohio. I am at my house in Jacksonville NC due to the Marine Corp. But I will as soon as I get there.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 1st, 2008, 15:57
cal's Avatar
cal cal is offline
NAXJA Warranty Voider
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammertown, USA
Posts: 17,712
Re: Wheels

*nod*

its just that what you are saying doesnt add up, theres gotta be something lost in translation.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 1st, 2008, 16:09
tayman's Avatar
tayman tayman is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 1,424
Re: Wheels

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbakdak
I am rubbing with stockers on backward. Thats ends up being a 1.75 BS.
how the hell is that possible?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 1st, 2008, 18:40
ManBearPig's Avatar
ManBearPig ManBearPig is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SoCal, HEMET
Posts: 617
Re: Wheels

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbakdak
. The problem is... Even if I run them backwards the tires still rub the rear springs.
You'll have an even bigger problem if you try running them backwards.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 1st, 2008, 19:42
BruceB83's Avatar
BruceB83 BruceB83 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Posts: 2,410
Re: Wheels

I'm pretty sure running them "backwards" is giving you a negative BS'ing. If you had a 1.75" BS...they would almost be like fwd car wheels like what Civics and other little homo cars run.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 1st, 2008, 19:43
SnagglePuss's Avatar
SnagglePuss SnagglePuss is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cameron Park, Ca
Posts: 246
Re: Wheels

Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB83
... what Civics and other little homo cars run.
hahahahahhaaaahahaa!!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 2nd, 2008, 07:34
bigbakdak's Avatar
bigbakdak bigbakdak is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC.
Posts: 8
Re: Wheels

Yeah they look . But, they are just rollers
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old February 2nd, 2008, 08:59
CJ's98XJ's Avatar
CJ's98XJ CJ's98XJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Where the heck is Moyock, NC?
Posts: 130
Re: Wheels

I are a big fan of black steel wheels. Wheels of the free variety are nice too, but if they don't work. They don't work. I would reccomend 3 1/2" of BSpacing. This will still leave you the leeway to go to a wider tire if the need ever presents itself, especially if you find some more of the free variety.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeep ICON 16" Dark Gray Wheels - Sweet wheels! woodkrawler For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 1 January 2nd, 2008 03:58
Jeep ICON 16" Dark Gray Wheels - Sweet wheels! woodkrawler SEC For Sale / Wanted Forum 2 January 2nd, 2008 03:57
WTT my tj seats or wheels for some 225's/ 235's/ 30x9.50's and wheels xtrememtbiker85 NAC Classifieds 4 July 30th, 2006 19:39
wheels mgt Non-Tech / Off Topic 1 November 7th, 2003 14:23
Wheels CRASH Non-Tech / Off Topic 18 October 20th, 2003 06:41


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014