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Old 07-06-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Goodyear MTR's 285/70/17

Just installed a set of these tires on my stock alloy wheels and 2" coil spacers. As I expected they still rub when wheel is fully turned. Will an aftermarket wheel with 4.75 backspace resolve the problem? Looking at some of the Pro Comp 17x9 wheels, most are 4.75, some are 4.50. I have even seen some at 4.0. What is the backspace on stock alloys? I have heard both 5.0 and 6.0?? Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Mine rub when i fully turn....no big deal just don't turn too sharp. It is when it hits while your flexin or other hardcore stuff.

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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I believe the stock backspacing is 6.25"
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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Welcome,
I'm running the same size tires on an unlimited Rubicon with 2" front lift to level it. I took the stock alloys off and put on Helo wheels with a 4" offset. I have no problem anywhere.
Ironically, my stock 09 Sahara 2 dr. has almost the exact same height and clearance as the Rubicon lifted. If you want, check out some of my before and after pictures at:
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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what are the tires rubbing on?

if it's that air dam thing under the bumper, rip it off. it's worthless.

a 285 width tire will indeed rub with stock BS. steering stops are an easy fix but limit the turning radius slightly.

new wheels with less BS are the best fix, but don't go too low. the lower you go, the more the tires come out of the fender.

for new wheels, and a 285 tire, you want 4.75 or less. with that BS, you'll have room for a little wider tire in the future too
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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Will spacers help so he can use factory wheels?
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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yeah. they need watched though. they tend to loosen up and could cause an accident if not checked often enough. they do work though. as long as you keep them so they don't get loose, they're ok.

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