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Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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285 / 70 / 17 on a Rubicon X

I have been given a set of 5 new 285/70/17 standard load Goodyear Silent Armor tires. I will be leaving for a trip to Maine next Friday and I think that this would be a better
Road tire than the stock tire that came on the Rubicon X. Using the Stock wheels would there be any issues running this tire? I have read tire threads until my eyes hurt and finally decided to ask the forum.


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Old 03-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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They'll rub control arms when you turn; you can reset the steering stops but that will limit your turn radius.
Might also rub your fenders in back on full flex if you're loaded but probably not with stock wheels.

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Old 03-22-2014, 02:56 AM   #3
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If you put wheel spacers on you will be fine and have no rubbing on the road.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:31 AM   #4
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They are great tires. I have 33s on my Moab and they work well on Kentucky trails and on the sand back home in Crescent beach. Did well on the snow and highway too. I had them on before my AEV 2.5" lift minor rub at full flex.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:33 AM   #5
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I'm running 285/70/17 on stock wheels and the only time they rub is when you turn hard right.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.
I may mount them up for my trip I don't feel I will have a problem on a road trip.


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