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    I have a TJ that I am looking at putting 33x12.50x15s on. I currently have 31x10.50x15s on it. Do you absolutely have to have back spacing when putting on 12.50s? Or can I get by without the back spacing? I have been told yes and no. Just looking for some more help on this. Thanks in advance.
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    You running the factory (stock) wheels?

    If so, you can run them, but they will rub when turning.

    I run aftermarket wheels with 3 3/4" back space, and they work great with 33x12.5-15 tires.

    Factory is something around 4.5" BS I think.


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    Yes, the wheels are the stock ones. I eventually plan on getting aftermarket wheels but if I can run the stock ones then that will save me money for now. Thanks HillBillE. Hows ur welding hats holding up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tellish33 View Post
    Thanks HillBillE. Hows ur welding hats holding up?
    Great!! I use them whenever I'm in the shop! Great for keeping my head clean, as well as fitting the welding hood over them.


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    I bought black steelies for 40 bucks each at discount tire. They mounted and balanced my new tires on the wheels in one go. It's like a bandaid- just rip it off.
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