I'm trying to figure out what wheels I need for my 2013 2-dr Sport which is on order. It comes with the stock 16" steel wheels and I want to put on the biggest tires without making any other modifications. I'm looking at 285/70r17 or 285/75r16 Duratracs.
Problem is, I can't figure out what wheel to look for. I see many posts that say I would need a backspacing around 4.5" and that stock 17" wheels would need spacers. But, I also see many posts saying that these 285s fit no problem on stock wheels with no spacers.
I don't have my Jeep yet and I don't know anyone else so I can't look and measure for myself. Wouldn't 1.5" spacers or a lower backspacing like 4.5" push the tire out, putting it underneath the lip of the fender that hangs down, giving less clearance? Or will the tire still stay inside the lip of the fender and have more room to move up and down?
If you have 285s that don't rub at all on a JK with no lift and no levelling kit, could you please give details? Please, just definite answers, no "should work" or "I hear these will work" answers... I've read dozens of these already! I'm in Canada and I'm likely ordering wheels and tires to be shipped from the US so I want to make sure I get it right the first time.