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Old 09-04-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question about my stock jk, 4.5bs wheels, and 295/70/17s

Okay so the title says it all. I wanna swap some wheels and tires with a buddy of mine who owns a 07 rubi. His wheels have 4.5 inches of bs, and the tires he has are 295/70/17s. Right now, I am running 4.5 inch bs wheels and 265/70/17s with absolutely no problems. I also have a rugged ridge xhd short winch bumper. Will this wheel and tire combo fit with no problems on and off road. If not, any suggestions on a possible spacer kit that would fit my problems. I dont see why I would need a lift, there is plenty of clearance in the wheel wells for 33's, but its the sidewalls that I am concerned about. Is 4.5 enough, or do I need bigger spacers? Thanks for the help jeepers!

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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Thats gonna depend on your tires/psi/bumpers/fenders

I've got Hankook Lt295/75x16 tires on my JKU and they rubbed EVERYTHING I changed the bumpers/fenders and extended the bumpstops--

Now you have to measure your tire--"installed" and I suggest you don't use higher than 30 PSI, UNLESS YOU'RE CARRYING A HEAVY LOAD--


Mine are at 28PSI-



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Old 09-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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The tires are nitto tg's, I have stock fenders unfortunately, and my front bumper is the rugged ridge shorty xhd. Do you think I will need to get some what of a coil spacer kit to make these fit? I can afford it, I just really don't wanna lift it up too much, I like the squated beefy look. HELP ME OUT JIMBO!!!
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I have the RC spacer lift/w STEEL spacers and stock extensions-I think they are about $129 bucks now and it's not a good idea to get the DEAKS with shocks !!


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The tires are nitto tg's, I have stock fenders unfortunately, and my front bumper is the rugged ridge shorty xhd. Do you think I will need to get some what of a coil spacer kit to make these fit? I can afford it, I just really don't wanna lift it up too much, I like the squated beefy look. HELP ME OUT JIMBO!!!
This 2.5" lift will support 35" tires easy, since you have a shorty bumper, probably all you will have to do is TRIM your fenders and probably extend the bumpstops--Daystar has the ext. bumpstops

This amount of lift will not compromise any of your suspension and PROBABLY won't need adj. trackbars--I didn't !!

But, you either have to get new shocks-OR- use the RC stock shock extensions


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Old 09-06-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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Okay update Jimbo: went and traded the wheels and tires with my buddy. I am pleased to announce that so far a 295/70/17 nitto terra grappler fits nicely on my stock suspension x. I ran it over a few big bumps and up a curb on all four sides to check for rubbing while turning the wheels and I have nothing. So this means the theory that a JK can support 32s at the most is incorrect. I am currently running 295/70/17s on 4.5 backspaced wheels. Thanks for the help man. I still plan on getting a 2 inch bb just for the asthetic appeal though.
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Well I'm glad it works, but


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Okay update Jimbo: went and traded the wheels and tires with my buddy. I am pleased to announce that so far a 295/70/17 nitto terra grappler fits nicely on my stock suspension x. I ran it over a few big bumps and up a curb on all four sides to check for rubbing while turning the wheels and I have nothing. So this means the theory that a JK can support 32s at the most is incorrect. I am currently running 295/70/17s on 4.5 backspaced wheels. Thanks for the help man. I still plan on getting a 2 inch bb just for the asthetic appeal though.
Just for grins-measure the d\height of your front tires !!

I'll bet it's very close to 32"--right ??

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Okay update Jimbo: went and traded the wheels and tires with my buddy. I am pleased to announce that so far a 295/70/17 nitto terra grappler fits nicely on my stock suspension x. I ran it over a few big bumps and up a curb on all four sides to check for rubbing while turning the wheels and I have nothing. So this means the theory that a JK can support 32s at the most is incorrect. I am currently running 295/70/17s on 4.5 backspaced wheels. Thanks for the help man. I still plan on getting a 2 inch bb just for the asthetic appeal though.
I am considering a tire for my stock 17s on my JK Unlimited as well. Can you please post a picture?
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I am considering a tire for my stock 17s on my JK Unlimited as well. Can you please post a picture?
My wheels aren't stock, keep that in mind. Your stock wheels have 6 inch backspacing, mine have 4.5, which allows me to run 33's. If you wanna see a pic look to the left at my profile pic. My jeep no longer looks like that because I got a 2 inch spacer lift, but I wheeled my jeep heavily with no lift and 33's and the only rub I got was on the fender wells during extreme flex.
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My wheels aren't stock, keep that in mind. Your stock wheels have 6 inch backspacing, mine have 4.5, which allows me to run 33's. If you wanna see a pic look to the left at my profile pic. My jeep no longer looks like that because I got a 2 inch spacer lift, but I wheeled my jeep heavily with no lift and 33's and the only rub I got was on the fender wells during extreme flex.
Were you disconnected when wheeling? And I'd love to see a pic of the new tires with your spacer lift.... Also, did you change anything other than just adding the spacers? We need to lift my husbands JK and get him some new wheels/tires and are trying to figure out which way to go with it. Wondering if the brake line extensions and some of the stuff that comes with the 2" bb kits is really needed, or if just the pucks and bumpstops are enough....

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #11
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Were you disconnected when wheeling? And I'd love to see a pic of the new tires with your spacer lift.... Also, did you change anything other than just adding the spacers? We need to lift my husbands JK and get him some new wheels/tires and are trying to figure out which way to go with it. Wondering if the brake line extensions and some of the stuff that comes with the 2" bb kits is really needed, or if just the pucks and bumpstops are enough....

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Nope, I was running with connected swaybars. I am too lazy to disconnect manually unless im climbing rocks, which I rarely do, most the time I am on really rough terrain and mud. I personally didn't change anything, just installed the 2 inch spacers. I asked my local shop if I needed new bump stops, and they told me that the only thing I needed to do with 2 inch spacers is get an alignment. They said once you get to 2.5, you should change the bumpstops and get better shocks. I'll post some pics today, but I will go ahead and tell you that I love the way it rides, and it also looks great. I wish I had mud tires, but for now I am running 33" nitto terra grapplers.

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