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Old 02-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Tires!!

Can you fit 295/70r17s on a stock jk? If not can you fit 285/70r17

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Can you fit 295/70r17s on a stock jk? If not can you fit 285/70r17
The 285's will work, depending. On stock wheels, they're likely to encounter some rubbing issues, which can be fixed by buying new wheels with a backspace of 4.5" or less.

Either way, if you stuff your suspension offroad without some sort of lift, whether a BB or a spring lift, they'll smack your fender flares.

The 295's are a little bigger and wider, and probably wouldn't be a good fit.

Here's a calculator you can use to compare the two tires, size-wise.

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I would not try 285's without a coil spring kit or spacers because they will rub.
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My tires are 225/65r16 I'm pretty sure. They are the stock sport tires. I have Rims but the back spacing is 5.39
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My tires are 225/65r16 I'm pretty sure. They are the stock sport tires. I have Rims but the back spacing is 5.39
Are they aftermarket rims? If so, pretty sure they're 6.25" bs. What year is your Jeep?
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I would not try 285's without a coil spring kit or spacers because they will rub.
Many folks have run 285s on stock suspension with no issues on road. May have to do wheel spacers or washers on steering stops tho. The 285 part doesnt have a need for a lift. It's what the sidewall aspect ratio is on those 285s that could potentially cause the need for a lift. But, like I said, there are countless people running 285/70/17 or 285/75/16 on stock suspension.

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My tires are 225/65r16 I'm pretty sure. They are the stock sport tires. I have Rims but the back spacing is 5.39
With that backspace, you might could get away with 285s, without issue, but I would still be prepared to possibly run washers on your steering stops.
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Are they aftermarket rims? If so, pretty sure they're 6.25" bs. What year is your Jeep?
I hope aftermarket wheels aren't 6.25" backspace! Think you meant "are they stock rims".
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They are aftermarket rims
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I hope aftermarket wheels aren't 6.25" backspace! Think you meant "are they stock rims".
Oops. Yup, I meant stock. Thanks for the catch.
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Oops. Yup, I meant stock. Thanks for the catch.
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285/70/17 on stock rims with NO lift! Rubs just a little if turned all the way! Very rare!

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Add washers to steering stops
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Just got it 3 weeks ago. Still learning! Thanks for the info, will look into it!
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Just got it 3 weeks ago. Still learning! Thanks for the info, will look into it!
Just ask

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Just found an article with pictures describing this method. Looks like it took about 20 mins and about $2. Hope its not raining Saturday here, this will be done! Thanks again!!!!!
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Just found an article with pictures describing this method. Looks like it took about 20 mins and about $2. Hope its not raining Saturday here, this will be done! Thanks again!!!!!
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I am a new Jeep owner and I'm not very familiar with lift kits, spacers and off roading in general. I just bought a 2009 Wrangler from a dealer about two weeks ago. I think it is all stock except for the tires and rims. I have Toyo A/T Open Country P285/70R17s on crome five spoke "Raceline" rims. Only the passenger side tire rubs if I turn it all of the way. And only after I put the never used spare from the spare rack onto the front. Do you think I will have a problem doing a some moderate trails in Moab without spacers or a lift kit? Any info or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I am a new Jeep owner and I'm not very familiar with lift kits, spacers and off roading in general. I just bought a 2009 Wrangler from a dealer about two weeks ago. I think it is all stock except for the tires and rims. I have Toyo A/T Open Country P285/70R17s on crome five spoke "Raceline" rims. Only the passenger side tire rubs if I turn it all of the way. And only after I put the never used spare from the spare rack onto the front. Do you think I will have a problem doing a some moderate trails in Moab without spacers or a lift kit? Any info or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Offroad, you will most likely get into your fenders a bit. If you disco the sway bar, you will undoubtedly get all into your front fenders.

As for your rubbing issue when turning, simple fix is to add a washer to your steering stops.
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Ok. Bare with we please. I know I'm going to ask some stupid questions. I'm guessing that I would disconect the sway bar to get more range in the suspention??? Not sure if I need to do that. I just want to do some site seeing. No serious rock crawling. What is the minimum that I would have to safely do some moderate trails in Moab area? Maybe the land of the standing rocks and make it out to the dool house in the Maze District? I saw a video of a little stock Ford Ranger 4x4 on that trail with no problem.
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I am a new Jeep owner and I'm not very familiar with lift kits, spacers and off roading in general. I just bought a 2009 Wrangler from a dealer about two weeks ago. I think it is all stock except for the tires and rims. I have Toyo A/T Open Country P285/70R17s on crome five spoke "Raceline" rims. Only the passenger side tire rubs if I turn it all of the way. And only after I put the never used spare from the spare rack onto the front. Do you think I will have a problem doing a some moderate trails in Moab without spacers or a lift kit? Any info or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Coonazz, you live in my neck of my woods. Kenna Bra!

I just bought a 2006 TJ and had to learn a bit about lifts/spacers. These guys have been a huge help, I'm sure they are getting tired of me already.

I decided on a 1" body lift with a 2" suspension spacer lift to get 33's under her. Mounting them on 15x8 rims with a 4" backspacing.

The 2 lift kits and the set of new Rancho shocks have been ordered. Once they come in my buddy and I will be removing the 3" body lift that she came with and installing the new stuff. If you want to hang out and get your hands dirty and maybe learn a few things with us just give me a yell.

And if you see me rolling down Williams make some noise.
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Sounds good. I can't afford do too much. Just bought my 09 and $$ is low if you know what I mean. I wouldn't mine checking out your build. Don't have much experience on Jeeps but I'v been elbow deep in more than a few Chevys and Fords in my time.
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lol, sounds like fun.
This will be the first time I do any sort of lift. I put suspension spacer in my Ranger once and I changed the timing belt. Other than that, brakes, fluids, etc.
I understand money being tight, that tends to happen when you bight off buying a new ride. I got lucky and found a good enough deal that I could use the money from selling the Ranger as spending cash on the Jeep.
The lift kit stuff that I am using really wasn't that expensive. $60 for the 2" spacers.
But any way, you know you will being doing mods sooner or later... no mater how tight the cash flow is, you'll find a way. lol
Good news is that you now someone in your neighborhood that's willing to get dirty with you.

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