Beadlock Wheel choices for JK UD60's?

WINspeed

New member
Hello, I'm trying to decide on what wheels to run on my JK. I'll be swapping to some UD60's in the next few weeks so I'm trying to figure out what works well as far as backspace without spacers, etc. Any info and pictures is much appreciated.

Thank you!
 

wjtstudios

Hooked
Actually, I might recommend more back spacing with 68.5" on a JK. 4"-4.5" will bring the wheels in more. They're just harder to come by.
My methods are 4.5” if that helps the OP. Definitely helps the wear on the bearings snd scrub radius if it clears.
 

wjtstudios

Hooked
I’ve been very happy with them. My only complaint is that they were not made in the USA, but most wheels aren’t anymore
 

KevinG

Caught the Bug
I would second what the other guys said above. I have the Machetes in 3.5 backspace. They work , but I could have definitely gotten away with a little more (4) backspace.

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JJ151

Member
You might consider the Hutchinson Rock Monster beadlock wheels. Part #60669/WA-1174 is an 8x6.5 bolt pattern with 4.51” backspace. I’m currently running their 5.21” backspace wheel on 68.5” XD60s with 37s and plan to run the 4.51” backspace wheels when I migrate to 40s.
 

MericaMade

Active Member
Hello, I'm trying to decide on what wheels to run on my JK. I'll be swapping to some UD60's in the next few weeks so I'm trying to figure out what works well as far as backspace without spacers, etc. Any info and pictures is much appreciated.

Thank you!
I am running the UD60s that is 69 inch wide on 40x13.5R17 Nittos with the KMC 17x9 with 3.5 back spacing and still rub a little. I had to cut front and rear fenders and extend out my steer stops to stop the 40s from hitting frame.
 

desertrunner

Active Member
For those guys running 68.5" axles 3.5-4" backspace and 1350 width tires how wide is your rig? I'm guessing in the 84-86" Total width?
 

MericaMade

Active Member
For those guys running 68.5" axles 3.5-4" backspace and 1350 width tires how wide is your rig? I'm guessing in the 84-86" Total width?
My UDs are 69 wide and I am sitting around 85-86 inch wide. I will post a measurment when I get home if no one else has.
 

desertrunner

Active Member
My UDs are 69 wide and I am sitting around 85-86 inch wide. I will post a measurment when I get home if no one else has.
Gottcha. I'm tossing around the idea of getting another trailer for my rigs and want a little bit of future proof if I move to 1tons some day
 

wjtstudios

Hooked
Gottcha. I'm tossing around the idea of getting another trailer for my rigs and want a little bit of future proof if I move to 1tons some day

lots to consider on the trailers and width is one of them. I did a ton of research before having Kaufman build mine. They were able to
build it with 87" between the wheel wells which I can just squeeze thru. Jeff, Weebz, has to drive over one side to fit on. The reason I when with the drive between fenders verses a flat top deck over is it keeps the COG lower on the trailer, about 18-20" lower when I compare it to the other guys deck over trailers which makes a big difference the way it tows.
 
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