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Old 03-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers

Can you have have size 285/75R16 tires w/o needing buying wheel spacers to not allow rubbing

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Cliff Notes version:
If you have a JK, you will either need 1.5" spacers with stock 7.5" wide rims OR wheels with backspace of 4.5" OR an 8" wide rim with 0 offset OR ...
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Guess you'll be stuck with stock tires.
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Guess you'll be stuck with stock tires.
Or tires that won't fit when he puts them on lol
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Seriously... if you want to learn nothing, just go put a piece of bread between your rims and brakes to extend them or something.
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Seriously... if you want to learn nothing, just go put a piece of bread between your rims and brakes to extend them or something.
Haha can always guarantee a good laugh on a thread like this
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The answer is yes. They'll fit. Maybe a tiny bit of rubbing bit buy a $.07 washer and put it on the steering stop to solve your problem and you won't have to worry about torquing that every 3k miles
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Cliff Notes version: If you have a JK, you will either need 1.5" spacers with stock 7.5" wide rims OR wheels with backspace of 4.5" OR an 8" wide rim with 0 offset OR ...
I found wheels that are 8" wide and have a backspace of 4.5 will I need spacers then?
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I found wheels that are 8" wide and have a backspace of 4.5 will I need spacers then?
No spacers needed with that backspacing with 12.5" wide tires. The wider the wheel the more it will stick out the fender.
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Seriously... if you want to learn nothing, just go put a piece of bread between your rims and brakes to extend them or something.
What type if bread should I use? I know a lot of people like rye, but I'm concerned if it will hold up better than a less expensive white or wheat would.
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No spacers needed with that backspacing with 12.5" wide tires. The wider the wheel the more it will stick out the fender.
Does the "75" represent width of the tire? Is it 12.5?
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The website that was linked above would tell you that your 285/75-16 has a section width of 11.2".

C'mon man...
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Does the "75" represent width of the tire? Is it 12.5?
No, Example: A 285x75Rx17 tire. The 285 is the section in millmeters (tread width) of the tire. The 75 means, that the sidewall height is 75% of the section width. The R means radial, and the 17 means a 17 inch wheel.........
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The website that was linked above would tell you that your 285/75-16 has a section width of 11.2". C'mon man...
So do I need wheel spacers??????
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The answer is yes. They'll fit. Maybe a tiny bit of rubbing bit buy a $.07 washer and put it on the steering stop to solve your problem and you won't have to worry about torquing that every 3k miles
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So do I need wheel spacers??????
The optimum set up would be running wheels with 4.5 Backspacing.

Do you have to run spacers with stock wheels on this size tire, no. Just follow what jkjeeper06 recommended.

There are several on the Forum, that are running 285x75rx16s, or 285x70rx17s with out any issues, (that they have reported), but they may rub slightly on tight turns, so just add the washers!!!!!!
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The optimum set up would be running wheels with 4.5 Backspacing. Do you have to run spacers with stock wheels on this size tire, no. Just follow what jkjeeper06 recommended. There are several on the Forum, that are running 285x75rx16s, or 285x70rx17s with out any issues, (that they have reported), but they may rub slightly on tight turns, so just add the washers!!!!!!
ok thanks for the help i understand now
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What type if bread should I use? I know a lot of people like rye, but I'm concerned if it will hold up better than a less expensive white or wheat would.
Many people say only rye, but I found that you can get away with a toasted white.

Acceptable toppings are jam, jelly, Cinnamon sugar.

But if you use Marmalade, your wheels will fly right off. Marmalade is NOT hub centric.
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I use strawberry jam in lieu of Locktite.
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So do I need wheel spacers??????
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Rye works well, providing you only use the seedless variety. The caraway can get wedged in between the threads and the rim. Over time the friction and shifting can cause the lugs to sheer off.

Personally, IMO, for extreme off roading, I find that Ciabatta Rolls works best, it has the firmness and durability that any serious off roader would appreciate. If you prep the roll by leaving it out for a few days so it becomes nice and firm, you'll get many, many years of enjoyment.

As one of the previous posters said, never use Marmalade, it's not hub centric! A good jam or jelly works very well, just try to steer clear of grape. It doesn't have the binding power you'll find in a strawberry or boysenberries.

If you need more information or specifics, just check out this link:

http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp


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I just don't like the idea of having to pull your wheels every approx. 3000 miles, to re-torque the spacers. Either run without them, or get new wheels with 4.5 backspacing makes more sense!
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I just don't like the idea of having to pull your wheels every approx. 3000 miles, to re-torque the spacers. Either run without them, or get new wheels with 4.5 backspacing makes more sense!
So when do you do your 5 tire rotation?
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^^^I do mine at every 6,000 miles. In fact it is going into Discount Tire this week to have them rotated. I purchased the road hazard warranty from them when my wrangler was new, so from this point on, rotation, tire balance, and tire damage if any is on them, at their cost and time!

I always re-torque my wheels the following morning after they rotate them, just for safety!
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I just don't like the idea of having to pull your wheels every approx. 3000 miles, to re-torque the spacers. Either run without them, or get new wheels with 4.5 backspacing makes more sense!
When I ran spacers, I did not pull them at 3k for checking. I just did the checking at the 6-7.5k tire rotation and had zero issues. I've run them on 2 different Jeeps for over 50k miles with nary a problem only checking at this interval. In fact, I just pulled them last week when I switched to AEV wheels and they were super tight because of the red Loctite. The impact definitely had to work to get them off the Jeep.

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