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Old 04-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Discount Tire mixup-need technical help

I got 5 Nitto Grapplers last night after picking up 2 mesquite thorns in sidewalls on my stock tires.

I asked for the largest that would fit a stock 2013 JKU. They accidentally put on Rubicon sized 285/70/17s. They rub when turning.

I have been thinking of a 1 inch spacer lift front and back. Already have the spacers.

Will that solve the rubbing problem or should I just get the correct size tire?

Many thanks

Tom

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Tom, if it were me, I would go back to the store and complain about the rub and make them make it right.

When I upgraded from Cooper 285s to the Duratac 315s, we moved the tire left and right via full steering wheel turn and made observations. We had a 315 rolled up to the vehicle and made observations.

If Discount Tire did less, I think the onus is on them to make it right. They're the experts and in the position to sell you the right parts. Especially at this price. As a retailer they have a district manager and a corporate number you can call.

I seriously doubt they want to have an irate customer in their store in front of other customers complaining that they made a bad decision and are not resolving the issue. By asking the manager to walk with you to your vehicle to discuss this, you can reiterate this leverage and just flat out tell him he needs to swap those tires for another brand or size that fits. That much as has control over.

Oh and BTW - if they offered you a rebate for this purchase, know in advance that this scam rebate card actually expires in a few months, hoping you won't get around to using it.

Good luck!


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Old 04-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thanks. I don't doubt they will fix it. Discount Tire has always had great customer service. Just wondering if there was an easy option to save the trouble of the exchange. Peace.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Where are they rubbing? If it's just the plastic air dam up front, a bit of a trim is easy. I put 295/65-18 on aftermarket rims on my jeep. They rubbed ever so slightly on that air dam at full lock. I put 10A rubicon springs up front, no more rubbing. The slight lift is all it needed, so your spacers may do the trick as well.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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Yes the spacers will eliminate rubbing. Just make sure that the spacers are high quality and hub centric. However, the official policy for DT is not to install wheels on spacers but some of them do.

Some owner point out the risks with spacers. They work fine but they have to be maintained. Inspect and retorque every rotation. Besides many of these owners are the ones that have low quality or tall lift kits that introduce higher risks.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #6
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Actually, i was thinking of a 3/4 to 1 inch lift, not spacers. Sorry for the confusion.

Not sure where rubbing yet. Not much time to spend on it today. Am taking back to DT in morning and will look more closely.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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Put on some duratracs (33s). Had to get new wheels. Stayed with the 17s. Worked out in the end. Thanks all.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:19 AM   #8
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Might want to swap for 275/70/17's. They should fit without rubbing.

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