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Old 04-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Does my Jeep look funny with this set-up?

Hi,

I think folks are tired of tire and lift questions. My post in the tire section was ignored. Apologies in advance for this one...

Title of post says it all. Does my jeep look funny with this set-up? Basically, do the tires look small in relation to the height of the jeep.

The tires are 265/70/17. The jeep itself has 1.75" coil spacers, 1.5" wheel spacers, and Rubicon shocks and coils.

I was going replace the spacers with .75" spacers, or put 285 or 315 tires. The spacers are a $40 investment vs hundreds with new tires.

Anyway, I'm interested in your thought and suggestions. If you think it looks silly, how would you fix?

THANKS!
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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They look a little small but not terrible. 285's would definitely look beefier.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #4
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I think it looks great. You don't need the coil spacers for those tires, but I don't see anything wrong with how it looks with them.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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I would like that a lot with out the lift, more stock height
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:11 PM   #6
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Little small, but not bad enough to spend money on new set immediately
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If you weren't asking, I wouldn't have thought twice about it looking funny. But even thinking about it twice, it doesn't look funny - except that your lens is distorting the rear tire, so in the photograph it does look a little funny. Bottom line, I don't think it looks funny in real life.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:20 PM   #8
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Your tires may look a bit "larger" if you tried turning the white letters in. You could black them out with dipcoat to test the theory, and if you don't like it just wash/peel it off. Bottom line is, it's a great looking Jeep.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #9
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I think it looks great as is. I agree with Canesfan that the angle is distorting the look of the back tire in the photo too.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:28 PM   #10
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Will you be offroading? You'll be happy with that much clearance between the tire and fender if you disconnect.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:32 PM   #11
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Those aren't bad. I'd leave it like that until you wear them out. You will get great clearance.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #12
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No.

The funny Jeep image of the day goes to the squat, overweight woman with 'mom jeans' and huge cankles trying to get into her Jeep JKU - Dragon edition.

Compared to that, you're golden.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #13
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Looks good to me. More space means more flex. Cant tell in the pic but are your pinch seams uncovered? Does not look like you have steps or rails.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:40 PM   #14
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Looks fine. Depends how and where you drive it - fashionable looks are 'k for street, but when you're off highway it's all about function over form.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:50 PM   #15
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I will start by saying that I don't think it looks bad at all, but you apparently aren't fully satisfied with it or you wouldn't have asked our opinion. I will finish by saying it's your Jeep, do what you can afford to make it look and/or function the way you want it, but don't waste your money trying to make it look the way everyone else thinks it should look.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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It's a great looking Jeep. Save your money and get some rock rails to protect it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:24 PM   #17
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It looks perfectly fine. You have the ideal Pizza Cutter look going. It looks like 10A should have looked from the factory.

Why are you using spacers with those tires?

They way it stands it is a very sensible build that will perform, with good ride quality and handling but it's about what fits your preferences.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #18
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It's a great looking Jeep. Save your money and get some rock rails to protect it.
I agree. Test how you'll be actually using it before you drop money on new tires. You can always add tires later or decrease the lift. You definitely aren't in roller skate territory yet. The springs will sag a tiny amount too with time.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #19
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Looks nice!
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:14 AM   #20
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Sorry....it does not look right.

I see jeeps like this a lot...where someone is trying to save a buck. It's off just enough to blow the asthetics of what you are trying to accomplish.

If you like it....thats fine. Otherwise, I'd say spend the money for proper tires/wheels/lift. Ditch the spacers too. JMO.

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #21
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Yeah, I agree with Springtail. I think the tires are a tad small or the lift is just a tad too much.

Also, flip the tires around so the white letters are facing in.

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If you're asking, I think that YOU think it looks bad. Unless I'm wrong of course.
I think it looks a bit off, but not bad. If those are new tires, why don't you but a bigger set and sell those? You could probably get a fair return. Just a thought....
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:38 AM   #23
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I actually like the look and have considered doing the same with mine.
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It looks good now. Would look better with some 285's if you had the money. I agree with turning the white letters in.
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Definitely needs some bigger tires
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:18 AM   #26
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Opinions about aesthetics are just that, opinions. My opinion is that your Jeep looks great, most of the people on this forum are off road enthusiasts who are accustomed to 35" or larger tires and anything less just doesn't look right to them. The opinion that really matters is yours, if you're happy that's all that matters; ain't nobody else going to buy you new tires and wheels.
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Opinions about aesthetics are just that, opinions. My opinion is that your Jeep looks great, most of the people on this forum are off road enthusiasts who are accustomed to 35" or larger tires and anything less just doesn't look right to them. The opinion that really matters is yours, if you're happy that's all that matters; ain't nobody else going to buy you new tires and wheels.
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Having the tires stick out more would beef up the stance a lot.
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Needs feng shui.

Also, a smidgen of schmaltz.
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Looks good to me. More space means more flex. .

NO! Your "flex" is limited by your shock. Once the shock reaches your max compressed, your tire wont stuff anymore no matter how much room you have.

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