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Old 09-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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285 75 16 tires on stock tire carrier

I am putting a budget lift and a set of 285's on next week, and was wandering if I REALLY needed to buy a spare tire spacer for the tail gate, I know they make them, but I don't really want to buy one unless I absolutely have to.

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Old 09-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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265/75/16 sets are pretty close to the tail light, not sure if yours are going to work with it. One way to find out!

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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I am putting a budget lift and a set of 285's on next week, and was wandering if I REALLY needed to buy a spare tire spacer for the tail gate, I know they make them, but I don't really want to buy one unless I absolutely have to.
You won't need a spacer, had 315/70r 17 on the stock carrier for a long time before we got the expedition one bumper carrier.
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Really depends on which rim you're using and it's Backspace
Mine is ProComp-16x8" with 4.5" backspace and BIG, 33" Hankook--No spacer



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Old 09-20-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Just mounted a 35/12.5/20 trail grappler. Can still see brake light.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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They are the 16x7 two tone jeep wheels from mopar (Black and machined aluminum), I have 265 70 16's on it right now and as far as width goes, there is still room before I get to the tail light (Laterally and vertically)
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:54 PM   #7
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I needed a pair of Daystar tailgate bumpstops for my 285/75-16s on 16x8 wheels with 4.5" backspacing.
Any slop at all and you'll ruin your tailgate eventually.

You can fab a spacer if you want though. But the Daystar product isn't that expensive and works great.

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