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Old 04-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Getting new tires!

Getting the Nitto Trail Grapplers today! 285/65 r18. I have been researching and researching and researching to find a tire i like. I have seen them on other Jeeps, and love their aggresive stance. I get them installed today, will post pics soon! Do i need to get spacers if i am keeping these on the stock 18s?

I am thinking about getting the Eibach Lift Levelling kit as well.

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You may need to add some washers to the steering stops if it rubs at full lock...

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The third image is of the tires rubbing. I don't know the name of the part the tires are rubbing against, but, you said to add washers? add washers to what? I got these at Discount Tire, can they do that there?

Other than that, i LOVE these tires!
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The third image is of the tires rubbing. I don't know the name of the part the tires are rubbing against, but, you said to add washers? add washers to what? I got these at Discount Tire, can they do that there?

Other than that, i LOVE these tires!
To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it.
You're rubbing the control arms.
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To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it.
You're rubbing the control arms.
Thanks! Looks simple enough. Would soe wheel spacers do the same thing? I'm not sure i like the idea of reducingthe turn radius. I will try it though and see how it goes.

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Wheel spacers will stop the rub, without reducing the turning radius. They must be properly maintained for safety, and are a LOT more expensive than a couple of washers. I'd try the washers first, and after a while you'll decide you want different wheels anyway, so then you can just buy wheels with the correct backspacing for your tire size...
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Whats the size of your tires?
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I got the spacers and glad I did. It was slowly wearing a groove in my 285's and I paid way too much for them to be destroyed by a small rub. Got 1.5" Synergy spacers. Made sure which ever you get is hub centric. Spacers have came a long way from a few years ago.
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Whats the size of your tires?
they are 285/65 r18. I don't know anything about backspacing. everything i see is so confusing because there is so much to sort through.
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I got the spacers and glad I did. It was slowly wearing a groove in my 285's and I paid way too much for them to be destroyed by a small rub. Got 1.5" Synergy spacers. Made sure which ever you get is hub centric. Spacers have came a long way from a few years ago.
i agree... $1200 for the 4 today. i will have to wait and get the spare next week.
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To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it.
You're rubbing the control arms.
You mean the sway bar..
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Congrats, looks great! I have the Nitto Terra Grapplers on my Jeep and they are awesome tires.
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You mean the sway bar..
Yep, that's it.... Thanks!

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