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Old 12-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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16 inch steel wheel question

Hey guys i got a wheel question. I searched the forums and couldn't find the answer so i figured I'd just ask here. I got a 2013 JK sport. And i have the factory 16 inch steel wheels on it. I'm ok with the wheels but i don't like the tires. I found a really good deal on a set of 285/75/r16s. What i was wondering is can i run those on the factory steel rims? The tires are Buckshots if anybody was wondering. Thanks for any advice.

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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They will work, there is a possibility that they would rub a bit. A lot of people do not have any issues.

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Old 12-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Cool i was worried that the wheels would be too narrow for the tires to fit. he also has 265/75/r16s so i got some choices. I need to figure out just what i want to do.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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285's need a minimum of 7.5" wheel. 265's minimum is 7". Your wheels are 7".
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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So I can run 265/75/16s.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #6

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So I can run 265/75/16s.
I just upgraded to 265 Duratracs from the stock 225's (ugh) and really like the look. The 265 E rated tires have pretty much the same tread width as the 285's (smaller section width of course).
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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Get on Craigslist or check out the classifieds here. It seems at least 75% of new Wrangler owners take off the stock tires/wheels and sell them cheap. The used 2010 Sport I bought a couple of months ago had takeoff rims/tires from a Sahara on it. The tires were pretty well shot and I found a set of five 255/75/17 tires and rims for about 1/2 what it would have cost me to buy 4 new tires. Tires had about 3000 miles on them.

I have now have 5 nice allow wheels, 4 worn tires, and 1 tire that has never been on the ground I'd sell cheap. Even if I gave them away I'd be money ahead. I'd bet you can find something bigger, with allow wheels, for less than buying bigger tires on the wheels you have.

If you do decide to stay with those rims I'd stay with 265/75/16's. That is what I have on my Tacoma. They are 1/2" shorter and about the same width as the tires on my Wrangler. Not enough to worry about.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #8
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I've got 265 Duratracs on mine as well. No rub, minimal power loss. I asked about 285s and was told the rim was too narrow.

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