I am a new member and just got my first jeep 3 weeks ago. I am loving it but need to start buying stuff for it (feeling the itch lol). Spider web shade Was my first purchase, and now i am looking into some new A/T tires. I am pretty set on Duratracs but i am unsure if i should go 265/70/17 or 285/70/17. Heres where the title comes into play, if i run the 285's i know i will have to run spacers as i currently have no plan to lift the truck. How safe are spacers? I used to own a g35 sedan and used to know people who would run them with no troubles. Is there any other way to make the 285's fit? Or should i play it safe and go 265's? Any input and help would be much appreciated.
Any tips to "properly" install them. I mean spacers seem pretty straight forward so long as they are properly torqued.
I'm running rough country 1.5" spacers and have had zero issues. When you take your stock wheels off, pry off the "washers" that are on a few of the studs. I also hit the mounting surface with a scotch brite to remove any rust or debris. Put the spacers on and tighten the lugs down in a star pattern. I torqued mine to about 120 ft lbs. Check them after a few miles and then again after 500. Mine have all been tight as heck everytime I've check them.
Also, I have 285/70/17 duratracs and I love them so far.
Spacers are fine, especially a high quality brand like SpiderTrax. Just be aware that they're another maintenance item--at every tire rotation you're going to want to make sure they're still torqued down. Also, be aware that some tire shops will not touch your jeep (tire rotations or changing tires) if you have spacers.
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .