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Old 03-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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285/70r/17 ? To big for stock?

Just got a used JKU and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.

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For stock rims yes, but since you have aftermarket, you may be ok until you start doing some serious wheeling then you may possibly need a lift due to the width of the tire.

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Just got a used JKU and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.

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Just got a used JKU and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.
It'll rub off-road if you flex, or disco your swaybars. A simple TF leveling kit will fix it. Or you could go with a coil lift, coils and shocks, etc.
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if you want to go offroad you better get a small lift. up to 2.5". I have the same size tires. The only time I had rubbing was in reverse with the wheel pinned one way or the other. I put a 2.5" Teraflex coil lift w/ the Bilstiens 5100's. No problems after that. If you do go offroad you'll put you tires right up into your fender flares without a lift. Seen it done!Get a small lift if you can.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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For stock rims yes, but since you have aftermarket, you may be ok until you start doing some serious wheeling then you may possibly need a lift due to the width of the tire.
OP already has aftermarket rims.

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Just got a used JKU and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.
Width shouldn't be a concern if you have proper backspacing on your XD's. In this case it's height that could cause you problems.

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