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I'm about to buy the Rough Country 6 inch lift for my FJ and was curious if the Wheelers type A steel wheels would work with the lift?

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I was hoping to find steel wheels that would work with this lift. Any suggestions?
 

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That depends on how wide of a tire you want to run. The stock wheels with stock tires had about 1/8" between the side wall and the knuckle. You may want to run the Type 'B' wheels to leave your tire options open down the road.

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So is that the whole issue with the 6 inch lift kits, is the back spacing more than 4.5 inches will cause the tire to rub on the knuckle? If I go with a 4 inch back spacing I should be good to go with almost any 12.50 width tire?
 

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The 6" kits all use their own knuckle. I will say the RC kit's knuckle is much beefier that the stock one. I don't have a single worry about it ever bending like the stock ones have been doing. That extra beef however requires the wheels to have a bit less backspacing. I think it is worth it. I am running stock alloys but I also have 2" wheel adapters/spacers.

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So is that the whole issue with the 6 inch lift kits, is the back spacing more than 4.5 inches will cause the tire to rub on the knuckle? If I go with a 4 inch back spacing I should be good to go with almost any 12.50 width tire?
Make sure to get your body mounts chopped. I believe almost EVERYONE that runs a 12.50 or wider has to have them chopped or you will rub them.
 
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