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kbeefy
January 6th, 2011, 12:43 AM
So, just ordered the RRO lift for the mom-mobile, looking around for some rims. I like the beefy look (a bit wider) and was wondering if anyone had tried anything with a bit less backspacing/offset than the stock setup? Factory Jeep rims are plentiful/cheap, come in the correct bolt pattern, and have a pretty neutral offset. Not sure if they'll have a thin enough flange for these tiny studs, but I could replace the studs if I need to.

Thoughts?

I'd really like to stuff a 215/75r15 BFG MT under this thing.

fizex
January 6th, 2011, 06:41 AM
I'd really like to stuff a 215/75r15 BFG MT under this thing.

That sure would be cool to see...got a picture/link to those?

the setup I have on the way will have a little less offset (sparco drifts,+45) where stock is 50 and will be running General Grabber 215/65/R16...as soon as tire rack delivers them i'll let u know if the offset change effects anything...

kbeefy
January 6th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Afer posting this I remembered that the prototype lift on the white sx4 (forgot screename) had jeep rims in the pics, so offset isn't bad. I could even stand a little more and some of those ralley armor mudflaps.not sure about height and turning clearances though, gonna have to go dig around in someone elses pictures a bit.

Check these bad chickens out....

http://tirefish.com/media/images/cart/types/large/152_1236014637.jpg

rubicon4wheeler
January 6th, 2011, 05:19 PM
The tires on the Jeep rims that RRO test-fitted on this SX4 had pretty significant tire rub:

http://www.rocky-road.com/media/sx4-4.JPG

But with the right backspacing and width, you should be able to fit the above-pictured 215/75-R15 BFGoodrich Radial Mud-Terrain T/A-KM2's on a lifted SX4.

kbeefy
January 6th, 2011, 09:15 PM
I'm hoping.... I can experiment with some used 215's and borrow a few different rims.
I don't mind cutting underneath (hidden) but since it's my wifes rig I'm gonna keep the sheetmetal cutting to a minimuim.

kbeefy
January 6th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm hoping.... I can experiment with some used 215's and borrow a few different rims.
I don't mind cutting underneath (hidden) but since it's my wifes rig I'm gonna keep the sheetmetal cutting to a minimuim.

Mascman
January 13th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Hey guys..just moved over from the old forum.

I was looking to get lifted and was looking at my tire options.

At first, I was just going to put some 215s on my stock wheels...seemed like the cheapest and easiest way to go.

BUT, I already have a set of 18's that I didn't think I could get tires for...I then found these Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=Geolandar+A/T-S&partnum=255HR8GEOATS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

How well do you think these would fit with the RRO lift? I think it may be cool to use my aftermarket wheels...and being an 18" it would be something you wouldn't see too often. I think I read the specs and it puts the tire at just under 28"...what can we fit with the lift?

Pic of the 18's on my car:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-12/76747/0506080950b.jpg

Mascman
January 15th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Anyone know much about the tire sizes? I'm not really much for figuring out what will fit!

kbeefy
January 16th, 2011, 01:19 PM
215/70r16 is the max size that generally fits, with only a little trimming. Thats my impression anyways.
Looks like that size (225/55r18) is almost the exact same overall dimensions, Should work well!

kbeefy
January 16th, 2011, 01:19 PM
I usually use this calculator to compare... works well.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

achang1
January 17th, 2011, 08:54 AM
I think the RRO prototype needed plastic trimming because the tire was too large. the wheel wasnt the problem.