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Old 07-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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will 285/65/18 run without a suspension or spacer lift???? iam interested in all goodrich all terrain....

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Old 07-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Your gonna need a spacer, I have 275/70/18 firestone m/t which are slightly narrower and I needed spacers. They would rub at full turn. No suspension lift needed, putting on those tires will lift your jeep a couple of inches. Good luck

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Old 07-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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thanks a lot, howz is spacers?? does tht make you tyre project out. is dere any drawback in using spacers
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thanks a lot, howz is spacers?? does tht make you tyre project out. is dere any drawback in using spacers
Well, spacers are illegal in some states, for one.
Some tire places won't touch your Jeep if you have spacers.
Spacers add weight.
Spacers add a measure of mechanical complexity to a dynamic area of your Jeep and introduce extra failure points.

Many many owners have used them for years without incident and swear by them though. They're tempting as a fast, dirty, & cheap fix...

You can buy wheels with the proper backspacing (5") and mount those tires; they will still likely rub the rear fenders a bit at full articulation though and a little bit of lift will get rid of that.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #5
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Some points were true,however I have not heard of the shop not touching wheels due to spacers but then again I have not done business with every shop in USA...lol and as for the weight issue, they are aluminum and weigh less than a pound each so its a non issue. If you can find the right wheel with the right backspacing well then that is the way to go,but if you find the wheel you want and need a spacer well then that will work as well. To each their own I say.

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Old 07-22-2011, 10:38 PM   #6
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I'm running Kelly TSR 275/65R18 on stock no lift Sahara with no rubbing issues after a small adjustment to the steering stops of about 1/4". That was the largest size my tire guy could stuff under there without changing parts or getting other clearance issues.
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Some points were true,however I have not heard of the shop not touching wheels due to spacers but then again I have not done business with every shop in USA...lol and as for the weight issue, they are aluminum and weigh less than a pound each so its a non issue. If you can find the right wheel with the right backspacing well then that is the way to go,but if you find the wheel you want and need a spacer well then that will work as well. To each their own I say.

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There are 3 national chains that have a no-touch policy regarding spacers.
With liability concerns, that list will only grow.

As for weight, the OE wheels weigh more than good aftermarket. My ProComps were 5 pounds less than my stockers alone.
Unsprung weight is more relevant in the race world but shouldn't be forgotten in a machine that's prone to death wobble, even in stock form.

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