Hello! Can folks please confirm or deny that 17x9 wheels with 4.53” backspace partnered with 285/70/17 tires would pass a legitimate inspection in Pennsylvania? Specially, ATX Artillery with Duratracs on a ’14 Unlimited Rubicon X. I have read and reread the “Largest tire on stock JK” thread many times along with related search results and I understand this setup will fit and is popular with forum members. However, I am getting paranoid before I make the order that the fit may not be legal in my state because the tires will protrude out past the fenders essentially making the vehicle illegal.
I often see Wranglers in the SE PA area setup with big tires and I wonder how they pass inspections or don’t receive citations. Do they have “friends” who work at inspection stations? What legal tire/wheel combos are people running in states that require tires to not protrude out past the fenders? I don’t have room to keep the originals and I don’t have any “friends” who work at inspection stations.