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captaindavid
04-13-2006, 04:39 PM
im getting new rims on my zuk so i can get these tires put on.....and im either getting 3.75 or 4.00 backspacing....do i need to get wheel spacers?

Zee
04-13-2006, 06:45 PM
If you have high steer or OTT steering you will need wheel spacers.
You should look for 2" or 2 1/2 " BS wheels.
My new beadlocks are 1 3/4" BS so will clear everything on my rig.
Check here http://www.daymotorsports.com/product/1307/c/1/
Z

captaindavid
04-13-2006, 07:13 PM
i have stock stearing

Zee
04-13-2006, 07:34 PM
Standard BS is 3 1/2 or 3 3/4 " i believe.
You may encounter your tires hitting the front leaf spring when turned tight if you use a 4" BS.
Also something to consider when using a wheel spacer,you will have a little wider stance which is good for stability.
If you are buying new,have them mount a tire and test fit first so you are sure they will work for you.
Z

Sally
04-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Also something to consider when using a wheel spacer,you will have a little wider stance which is good for stability.
Z

Along with increased wheel bearing wear.
It don't stop me from using them though.

madzukr
04-13-2006, 07:49 PM
you should get 2-21/2 in BS wheels any way

captaindavid
04-13-2006, 08:19 PM
would i have any problems with 4in bs or 3.75in bs

DesertZuki
04-13-2006, 08:33 PM
would i have any problems with 4in bs or 3.75in bsWhat size tires?

captaindavid
04-13-2006, 08:35 PM
i got 235/75/15

Ruttdigger
04-14-2006, 09:47 AM
Post jacking in progress with a shamless plug:

I sell spacers fairly cheap... there are a few people on this board that have them and like them.

RIVERZUK
04-14-2006, 10:44 AM
Petroworks Has Wheels With 2 3/4 Back Space. I Sure Like My Spacers.

elotsip
04-14-2006, 05:47 PM
I run 1.5" spacers and love them. I have never had a problem with them at all. Just make sure you torque them down and check them occosionally and you should be good. That way you can run what ever wheels you happen to have.

DesertZuki
04-14-2006, 08:26 PM
i got 235/75/15
Stock tire is 205/70 R15 or 26.3" x 8.1"

Your 235/75 R15 is 28.9" x 9.3"
So you're 2.6" taller x 1.2" wider.
Which, from the hub, is really 1.3" taller x .6" wider (.85" considering the 4" backspace vs the stock 3 3/4" backspace).

Now that I've done the math, and considering your backspacing...

I don't know.

I'll go out on a limb and say your rear wheels will be ok unless you really, really stuff one, and then it'll probably be light rubbing on the inside of the wheel well (nothing that will tear the tire or the rig up).

The front however, may be a different story. If you can, stuff a front tire with it turned all the way in and all the way out. Look at the clearance that you have now and figure you'll need at least another 1.3" more straight off the tread of the tire and another .85 from the inside of the tread.

Good luck.

captaindavid
04-15-2006, 01:35 AM
i also have a shackle lift on the zuk....i dont know if that will make a difference

DesertZuki
04-15-2006, 09:28 AM
Yup. Shackles will give you a little more tire clearance.

captaindavid
04-15-2006, 11:27 AM
so....i would i be ok then with the 235/75/15 tires with a 4in BS?

DesertZuki
04-15-2006, 02:18 PM
...maybe...

I doubt you you've have any problem going down the road. You may have clearance problems when you're front is turned and stuffed.

captaindavid
04-15-2006, 04:49 PM
ok... so then i would need to get wheel spacers?

DesertZuki
04-15-2006, 05:10 PM
You're going to hate me...

...maybe...


I guess, if you're really sold on those rims with that backspacing, then you could put them on without wheel spacers. If you then had a problem, then you could fork out the money for the spacers.

I wish like heck I could just tell you yes or no, but I've never tried that tire size.

HotWrench4hire
04-15-2006, 08:34 PM
Im running 33's with 3 1/2 bs, thay rub the springs when turning hard, im looking for spacers to install, I think you will like them if you put them on bigok

DesertZuki
04-15-2006, 09:07 PM
I don't think he has a lift (yet :mrgreen: )

Just shackles.

lockman
04-20-2006, 10:52 AM
I have run 30x9.5 on stock wheels with no rubbing issues with stock wheels. have another zook with 2"longer shackels running 235/75 on stock wheels with no rubbing issues. with the 1/4" increase in backspacing you should have no issues unless as stated earlier you really stuff the tires. however if you lowered your bumpstops when you did your shackel lift again you should be fine. on another note if you are still running the factory front bumper and only a shackel lift you will need to remove the bumper and cut the extended tubes off to clear 235/75's. hope this helps.

madzukr
04-20-2006, 11:41 AM
once you start running 10.50 or wider tires,you will have rubbing issues.
when i was running 33x9.50s on 8in wheels with 2 1/2in back space i would rub the spring once in awhile flexing,with the 14.50s i rub while turning into my driveway.
you will need spacers or more offset wheels.if your going to spend the $$$ on spacers,you should be able to get the wheels for about the same cost.


I have run 30x9.5 on stock wheels with no rubbing issues with stock wheels. have another zook with 2"longer shackels running 235/75 on stock wheels with no rubbing issues. with the 1/4" increase in backspacing you should have no issues unless as stated earlier you really stuff the tires. however if you lowered your bumpstops when you did your shackel lift again you should be fine. on another note if you are still running the factory front bumper and only a shackel lift you will need to remove the bumper and cut the extended tubes off to clear 235/75's. hope this helps.

captaindavid
04-20-2006, 02:30 PM
ok thanks for the help