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less backspacing+wheel spacer= wider stance?

i just got a commander and im new to the whole jeep scene. but ive been looking up somethings and i wanted to go with a 2inch lift and i love the wide stance look. so i was wondering in the the stock back spacing is 6.5 could i get a 5.5 backspacing along with 1.25 wheel spacers and give myself a wider stance or would this not fit properly or maybe look bad???

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i just got a commander and im new to the whole jeep scene. but ive been looking up somethings and i wanted to go with a 2inch lift and i love the wide stance look. so i was wondering in the the stock back spacing is 6.5 could i get a 5.5 backspacing along with 1.25 wheel spacers and give myself a wider stance or would this not fit properly or maybe look bad???

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The stock back spacing is actually 6 inches. Everyone here thought it was 6.5 but it really isnt. If you were to get wheels with 5.5 inches of back spacing and add 1.25 inch wheel spacers you will at least sit out 1.75 inches over stock, that's if the new wheel happens to be the same width as stock wheels (7.5 icnhes wide). If the new wheels happen to be 9 inches wide then you have to add another 1.5 inches to the 1.75 inches and you will sit 3.25 inches wider then stock. That combo will sit out extreemly far compared to stock. Im not sure how wide you plan on going buy in my opinion thats a little to far for only a 2 inch lift. If it was a 4-6 inch lift that would be a different story. Again, just my .02




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I was just thinking about it but why would you want to get new wheels and use wheel spacers. Just buy a wheel that has a little less back spacing then the 5.5 inches.




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well the deal with my trans am i have was that the wheel had to have 7.5 backspacing or they wouldnt fit on the car. so i just figured maybe i cant go much lower then stock backspacing. but also ive seen commanders with the 1.25 spacers and although i havent seen one in person the stance doesnt seem much wider at all. i just really like the wide stance.
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well the deal with my trans am i have was that the wheel had to have 7.5 backspacing or they wouldnt fit on the car. so i just figured maybe i cant go much lower then stock backspacing. but also ive seen commanders with the 1.25 spacers and although i havent seen one in person the stance doesnt seem much wider at all. i just really like the wide stance.

I have 1.25 inch wheel spacers and the stance is definately much wider than stock.




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You also need to consider that the wider the stance or lesser back spacing you have you increase the proberbility of your tyre rubbing on the inside of your plastic gard. this is because you have increase the arch in which the tyre turns. This will happen with either diferent wheels with less back spacing or standard wheels with spacers.
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Id be worried about the scrub radius and your wheel bearings more then anything.




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