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Old 05-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #721
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I would go 285, 265 is pretty much stock size. 4.25" is a whole 2" more than stock (6.25") so you can fit both those sizes no problem. 285s will definitely rub offroading if you're disconnected at 5" backspacing. Most wheel spacers are 1.5" meaning (6.25-1.5) 4.75" of backspacing with stock wheels. If running that setup with 285s and have very slight rub when disconnected and I have about 2" lift. Hope that helps...

If you never go offroading, any of your combos will work.
Thank you! Definitely cleared that up a little for me. Now, if I run the 285s with the 4.25 BS and do not disconnect, do you think I'll have some rubbing on sand?

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Thank you! Definitely cleared that up a little for me. Now, if I run the 285s with the 4.25 BS and do not disconnect, do you think I'll have some rubbing on sand?
No, if u run 4.25 you're golden on whatever tire you choose. The "magic number" for JKs is 4.5. You're a quarter inch further than that. Correct backspacing deals with WIDTH. You're gaining an inch max with 285s (almost 33"). Each tire measures a little differently at each size, just like lifts, so it's not exact. Search for a tire size comparison calculator for exact measurements.

Are you planning a lift? If not the first post of this thread details everything you need.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #723
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If I missed this in the 25 pages then please excuse me but... I am getting the AEV Pintlers, they actually have 5.2 backspace, not 4.5 like some others have stated. I was planning on getting 285/75 17 tires with a 2.5 lift. My questions is, if I go ahead and purchase the Pintlers can I run that tire on the stock suspension until I get my lift? Road use only until lift... I think the width is fine just worried about height...
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If I missed this in the 25 pages then please excuse me but... I am getting the AEV Pintlers, they actually have 5.2 backspace, not 4.5 like some others have stated. I was planning on getting 285/75 17 tires with a 2.5 lift. My questions is, if I go ahead and purchase the Pintlers can I run that tire on the stock suspension until I get my lift? Road use only until lift... I think the width is fine just worried about height...
They'll be fine on road until you get the lift.
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I am in the market for new tires and figured I would get a set of rims to go with it. I have read through most of the thread and am pretty sure they will work but just wanted to make sure.

I am not putting a lift on at the moment but would like to go with the following:

Duratrac 285/75/16
ProComp 7069 in 16*8 with 4" BS

1) Will that work?
2) How do you guys think that will look on a stock Silver JKU.

Thanks for the thread it has been a great help so far.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #726
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2002 TJ Tire Size

I just bought a 2002 TJ and it has the stock 15" rims with 30x9.05 tires on it. What's the biggest I can go tirewise on these rims without a lift without rubbing? Also would 1.5" spaces work for clearance?

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I just bought a 2002 TJ and it has the stock 15" rims with 30x9.05 tires on it. What's the biggest I can go tirewise on these rims without a lift without rubbing? Also would 1.5" spaces work for clearance?

Thanks Guys! This is my first post on the Forum.
May want to put his in a TJ forum. This is a JK tire size thread.
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May want to put his in a TJ forum. This is a JK tire size thread.

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Lol. It's cool. We have all done it. Wanted to make sure u get the right info.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #730
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Looking at a 285/75/16, and aftermarket wheels as well.

One is a 16x9, while the other is a 16x8. Both have 4.5" backspacing.

The tire I am looking at has the approved rim width of 7.5-9. Would it be better to go with the 8 or 9" wheel? Key concern is in air-down situations.

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Looking at a 285/75/16, and aftermarket wheels as well.

One is a 16x9, while the other is a 16x8. Both have 4.5" backspacing.

The tire I am looking at has the approved rim width of 7.5-9. Would it be better to go with the 8 or 9" wheel? Key concern is in air-down situations.

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look at it this way, if you air down a 16x9, you'll have more contact patch as well as more sidewall protection to your wheels. A 16x8 will do the same, but will add more sidewall protection since its one inch less in diameter.
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I did go with 285/75-16E toyo open country at2's and like the look and no noticable power loss with my 2013 jku and 3.21 auto. Everybody says toyos are too heavy but these came in at about 50lbs and 25lbs for my rims so no heavier then stock rubi set up. I had no problem placing the spare on the back carrier. E rated but ride extremely smooth at 34psi.
IS THERE ANY LIFT ON THIS? I am looking to do somewhere around the same thing but with a 2.5 inch lift and I am trying to figure out what size tires to get.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #734
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Yea I'll do that. Good idea.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #735
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Can someone please explain, with pics if possible, how to shorten up the front wheel travel with washers. Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #736
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so back spacing is what makes wheels "poke" outside the body further? soo if they "poke" out 4 inches and a 3 inch bodylift I can fit 35's 12 - 14 inches wide? on a stock wrangler? p.s.sry ima newb at this
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Great thread.

To confirm: I can buy the base model JK Jeep with the 16" wheels and install Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/75/R-16 tires with no issues?

Potential concerns would be:
- Can I install 265's on the stock 16" rims
- Is the 10.4" width going to cause any rubbing
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #738
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Great thread.

To confirm: I can buy the base model JK Jeep with the 16" wheels and install Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/75/R-16 tires with no issues?

Potential concerns would be:
- Can I install 265's on the stock 16" rims
- Is the 10.4" width going to cause any rubbing
The tires you are considering will need a 7.5" minimum wheel, better with an 8" one. The wheels on the base jeep are for a 225/75/16 tire and are not wide enough.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #739
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The tires you are considering will need a 7.5" minimum wheel, better with an 8" one. The wheels on the base jeep are for a 225/75/16 tire and are not wide enough.
Thanks. I feel like that bit of info should go in the first post in this thread as it is very relevant to the question of "what is the largest TIRE I can put on a STOCK JK"

In this case, if your stock JK came with the 16" wheels then you can't put on a 265/75/R-16.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #740
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Thanks. I feel like that bit of info should go in the first post in this thread as it is very relevant to the question of "what is the largest TIRE I can put on a STOCK JK"

In this case, if your stock JK came with the 16" wheels then you can't put on a 265/75/R-16.
265/75-16's can run on 16X7 rims per the tire manufacturer. I ran wildcountry XTX's on stock 16 inch rims with no issues and they have the same specs as the duratracs.
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Thanks.

Goodyear*Wrangler DuraTrac

It looks like I can run those tires on a 7-8" rim.

If the stock 16" rims are 7" then I will be ok.
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Jadmt is correct. 7" is minimum width for these tires. Still don't think base JK wheels are that wide, but then again, I don't have them.
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Just checked and stock rims are suppose to be 16x7. Sorry for the bad info!
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I ran 35, x12.5, 15 by km2 on 15x10 procomp wheels, on my stock 2011 jk sport, for 6 months, they rubbed on the encaps of my front plastic bumper, easy fix, grabbed my saws all and cut them off problem solved, of course when I wheeled and flexed, they did rub all over, 15x10 wheels do not need spacers plus the tires are cheaper I think the 15in km2s are about 240 a piece. Pic below has my current set-up after a 3.5 lift + a 2 in spacer.
15 inch steelies on a 11? did you grind the calipers? they fit???!!!
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15 inch steelies on a 11? did you grind the calipers? they fit???!!!
No grinding needed, i still have the same set up, they fit perfect no issues
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15 inch steelies on a 11? did you grind the calipers? they fit???!!!
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No grinding needed, i still have the same set up, they fit perfect no issues
15" steelies will fit so long as the backspacing is low enough. Nearly all 15" alloys fit.
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Hi, great thread!
Question - I am buying a '93 YJ with after-market 22" performance wheels and low-profile tires.... I can't stand them, but the price is right.
I want to install Bridgeston Dueler A/Ts- R255/70R18 on 2013 Jeep wheels
these are stock tires off of a 2012 Sahara -
Is this possible?
Can the '93 YJ - with same bolt pattern handle these wheels/tires??
New to this - 1st time Wrangler owner..
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help with wheel/tire size

these numbers and terms you guys are throwing around are kind of confusing so hopefully you can make it simple. i plan to get a 2014 Sahara. the stock wheels are 18x7.5 and the tires are P255/70/R18. i want a 33 inch AT tire and a 15 inchPro Comp wheel. leaving the jeep stock with no lift kit and without me having to add spacers or anything else to prevent fender rub, what is the best set up for wheel and tire size? Thanks.
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these numbers and terms you guys are throwing around are kind of confusing so hopefully you can make it simple. i plan to get a 2014 Sahara. the stock wheels are 18x7.5 and the tires are P255/70/R18. i want a 33 inch AT tire and a 15 inchPro Comp wheel. leaving the jeep stock with no lift kit and without me having to add spacers or anything else to prevent fender rub, what is the best set up for wheel and tire size? Thanks.
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these numbers and terms you guys are throwing around are kind of confusing so hopefully you can make it simple. i plan to get a 2014 Sahara. the stock wheels are 18x7.5 and the tires are P255/70/R18. i want a 33 inch AT tire and a 15 inchPro Comp wheel. leaving the jeep stock with no lift kit and without me having to add spacers or anything else to prevent fender rub, what is the best set up for wheel and tire size? Thanks.
Confusing yes...but you aint seen nothin' yet! Within another few days you will (yes, you will) ditch the no lift idea and find yourself up in the middle of the night reading about pinion angles, trac bars, caster, flat fenders, stubby vs mid vs full bumpers, 35's...and most likely you'll fall in love with Goldie Valvista.

My advice...get your sahara and drive it as is...and keep reading this forum. GREAT people with a ton of great knowledge. Then make some mods.

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