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Old 09-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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BF Goodrich 255/80R17 (33s) on stock wheels

Do any of you guys have these tires mounted on stock wheels? I'm sure it's been done but was wondering if anything was needed (spacers) for the install.

Any pics would be appreciated.

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Old 09-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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If you'll google it there are many who have done so. There is a whole group of Jeepers that love them. I was considering them myself. They fit on a stock Jeep. There are a few that have reported a little rubbing when the sway bar is disconnected. Other than that they work great.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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I've got them they work fine with a leveling kit

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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I really like the look of these tires, I'm hoping I can find a new/used set at a decent price. Like the chunky more aggressive look. Lots of people seem to be running 15' rims tho - I'm wondering if most ppl do this to be able to put cheaper tires on??
Anybody any opinions? We currently run stock tires 17" rims. We have a '13 freedom edition Oscar mike.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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This is a great size if you are wanting to stick with your factory wheels but that are not always easy to get. You could also consider the 285/70R17 size for your factory wheels. The 285/70R17 is just under 33" and are slightly wider. (11.2" vs 10")
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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Do you guys run spacers with these tires and stock wheels?

I might try to pick up a set at Quadratec's tent sale if I can get a deal.
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I was looking at them to and I like them, but are they only available from BFG in a mud tire? An AT would be sweet.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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With a leveling kit you won't need spacers on stock wheels. I haven't rubbed yet
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #10
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Lastly, did you have to reconfigure the computer for mph, etc? I've heard it only throws it off by 1 mph or so, so it's not necessary.
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I did.. It made a big difference in when my auto shifted .. It seemed sluggish . I didn't check the mph till after I fixed it
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #12
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I just put 285/70/17 on my stock rims. It just barely rubbed on the sway bars. I ended up putting 1.5" spacers on and it looks really good.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #13
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@ JCom.....did you reconfigure the electronics too? Or leave it stock?
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@ JCom.....did you reconfigure the electronics too? Or leave it stock?
No I left it stock. The change was very minimal so I left it alone.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:53 PM   #15
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:38 AM   #16
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You can always add the spacers after the fact right? It doesn't have to be from first installation?
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You can always add the spacers after the fact right? It doesn't have to be from first installation?
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Do any of you guys have these tires mounted on stock wheels? I'm sure it's been done but was wondering if anything was needed (spacers) for the install.

Any pics would be appreciated.
I belive the 255s are closer to 31s the 285s ARE CLOSER TO 33S
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #19
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From all the searching I've done 285/70/17 ARE 33's, but in Quadratec's cat. 255/80/17 are 33.3" OD or high....does anyone know if they'll be selling tires at the tent sale?
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The 285s are 32.7 which is close to a 33". The 255/80 are 33.3 height wise but not as wide as the 285. I think the 255/80 look like pizza cutter wheels, high and thin. It all comes down to a personal preference.
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Has anyone used tirebuyer.com? Thoughts?
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I got mine at discount tire
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This is a great size if you are wanting to stick with your factory wheels but that are not always easy to get. You could also consider the 285/70R17 size for your factory wheels. The 285/70R17 is just under 33" and are slightly wider. (11.2" vs 10")
Without spacers?
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I like that look I did a 2" lift and want to run 33's
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I like it .. No rubbing and no spacers
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Without spacers?
+1. Looking to roll stock rubi rims with no spacers. Pretty limited!
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+1. Looking to roll stock rubi rims with no spacers. Pretty limited!
Yes, the 285/70-17 tire size will work without spacers.
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Yes, the 285/70-17 tire size will work without spacers.
What wheel do you recommend with the 285/70-17 to give a wider stance?
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Yes, the 285/70-17 tire size will work without spacers.
will 285/75-17's work on stock rubi rims with no spacers?

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