2014 Rubicon Unlimited 2.5 Budget boost, 285/75r17 Open Country ATII XT and spacers?
Hi folks, my e-Jeep is about to become a real one and I wanted to get a little validation on my lift/tire plan.
Jeep model: 14' JKUR w/dual top
Tires: Toyo Open Country ATII XT
Tire Weight (lbs.): 63
Inflated Overall Diameter (in.): 33.9"
Inflated Overall Width (in.): 11.3"
Sidewall Construction 3P
Lift: 2.5 budget boost with shock extensions (either RE or TF)
Wheels: Stock Rubi's
Spacers: I want to keep my tires inside the flares. The 285/75/17 is the front-runner & tallest tire I would run on the stock wheels. The widest I would ever run on the stock wheels would be 295/70/17's (11.8 wide) or 285/70/17s' (11.6" wide).
That being said, for the worst case scenario, 33.9" tall or 11.8" wide, if I don't want to rub the wheel wells, bars or bumpers, & don't want them to stick out any further than necessary, could I use 1.0" or 1.25" Motorsports Tech BORA spacers and meet my goals, or do I HAVE to use 1.5" spacers?
1.5 inch spacers will not keep the stock tires inside the fenders if that is your goal. You'll need to go with not more than 1 inch spacers and that will be pretty close to flush.
I looked at that tire...props to Toyo for making that size. It bugs the shit out of me that seemingly no one wants to make anything but either a 285x70 or a 315x70...would definitely like to see more 285x75 and 300x70.
My only beef with the Toyo is how heavy they are. 315x70r17 Duratrac is wider, taller and lighter than the 285x75 Toyo.
Well well well... I'm so glad I curiously came on your thread.... I too am looking for spacers and do not want at any price, my tires to stick out of the fenders.
Thank you so much for steering me towards that company. I think I'd go with either .075'' or 1.00'' spacers. But please tell me this... How thin can you go before having to address the lenght of the stock wheel studs ???? Cause I sure don't want to have to cut or change them for shorter ones either !!! I know there's room behind the wheel to accept the extra lenght, but where does one draw the line ????
@kjeeper10, Thanks for your idea... I took your advice and found some close, but no exact cigar... Thanks again for the suggestion!
@Rubisteph, I have asked Motorsports Tech the question in specific. I will post their response when I receive it.
As to the length of the wheel studs interfering, over the phone, I asked the same question to a rep @ Motorsports Tech & he explained (to me a couple of times - as I was confused a bit the 1st time) that with the new Rubi wheels, you do not have to cut off the oem wheel studs to use the thinner spacers. He said that the wheel studs would stick out, if the wheel spacer width was under 1.25 inches in width, but that the oem studs would fit in the back/inside cavity of the wheel and would not hit anything. Pretty nifty, eh?
Sorry I don't have a pic of the inside of the wheel, but hopefully this pic below gives you some indication the depth & width of the space between the outside lugs. It would be great if someone could post a pic of the inside of a Rubi wheel as well just to verify that much more.
Yeah, I think that 1.5 might be needed to avoid rubbing with a 12.5 wide tire..... with an 11.5 like the 285/70 or 285/75, we should be able to avoid rubbing, while keeping the tire tread inside or flush with the flares with a 1 inch spacer....
Here are some pics of the black anodized 1.5" BORA wheel spacers from Motorsports Tech. Note the #11 lug studs. Thanks Lenny!
While I could've gone with 1.25" spacers, these put the tires virtually flush with the flares. I would need 1.5"s anyway if I ever go to 315 or 35 x 12.5" wide tire. So I've got the look I wanted now & my options are still open for going bigger & still keeping my UCA from rubbing with the stock wheels.
2014 Granite Crystal JKUR, 4.10, Auto, 2.5" Teraflex Budget Boost, Rancho RS9000XL's (29/30), 1.5" Motorsports Tech BORA wheel spacers, 285/75r17 (34") Toyo Open Country AT II Xtreme