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Old 05-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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I am looking at a set of ultra goliaths that are 17x8 to run 285/70/17 with a 2" level kit. Does anyone know what the backspace is on these wheels? I am planning on calling ultra tomorrow but instant gratification and all. Thanks

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I am looking at a set of ultra goliaths that are 17x8 to run 285/70/17 with a 2" level kit. Does anyone know what the backspace is on these wheels? I am planning on calling ultra tomorrow but instant gratification and all. Thanks
Do you really want the 17" wheel?? If it were me I'd get the 15" and save about 300-400$.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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Do you really want the 17" wheel?? If it were me I'd get the 15" and save about 300-400$.
15's will clear the brake calipers? Or is that with grinding down the calipers first?
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I have 17's and wish I had 16's. The price of tires is rediculous! At least get 16's and save some cash on the tires and the wheels.
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15's will clear the brake calipers? Or is that with grinding down the calipers first?
Most 15" alloys fit with no grinding. Most 15" steels do not.
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Most 15" alloys fit with no grinding. Most 15" steels do not.
Interesting... I was told that 15" wouldn't fit regardless. Looks like I will be getting some 15" alloys after I get my new Rubi next week!
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Interesting... I was told that 15" wouldn't fit regardless. Looks like I will be getting some 15" alloys after I get my new Rubi next week!

I was told the same thing by every frigging local place I called, one guy even went so far to call me back because he was worried about it and did more "research" and I had already purchased them here: Wheel Products - Discount Tire Direct

They were really friendly and helpful, spoke with them several times as well and had a lot explained to me seems I was pretty in the dark about wheels & tires. Have fun in your new Jeep, let us see pics afterwards.
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Interesting... I was told that 15" wouldn't fit regardless. Looks like I will be getting some 15" alloys after I get my new Rubi next week!
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I was told the same thing by every frigging local place I called, one guy even went so far to call me back because he was worried about it and did more "research" and I had already purchased them here: Wheel Products - Discount Tire Direct
Here's my jeep with 15" wheels. They've been on for 7k miles now and gone through one tire rotation--they've never hit the calipers and I've done no grinding. In other words, they fit fine.
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Here's my jeep with 15" wheels. They've been on for 7k miles now and gone through one tire rotation--they've never hit the calipers and I've done no grinding. In other words, they fit fine.
Nice jeep What size lift/tires are you running there?
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Nice jeep What size lift/tires are you running there?
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2.5" TeraFlex coil lift.
33x12.5R15 DuraTracs.
Black Rock 909 15" Wheels.

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That's like the exact stance I want mine to have. Not too big, not too small and looks like it can tackle some things thrown its way.
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That's like the exact stance I want mine to have. Not too big, not too small and looks like it can tackle some things thrown its way.


I'm pleased with it.
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15 Vipers

Barely miss the calipers. First balanced with the sticky weights along the center of the rim.
Tic........ Tic........ Tic....... Tic....... FAIL
That did not work lol
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For 285/70/17s use stock 17" wheels, there are very few if any 15" 16" wheels that have the correct offset so the wheel does not extend beyond the fenders and hub centric.
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For 285/70/17s use stock 17" wheels, there are very few if any 15" 16" wheels that have the correct offset so the wheel does not extend beyond the fenders and hub centric.
Might be too wide for the stock wheel. In any event, most folks want the tires beyond the fender flares!
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Might be too wide for the stock wheel. In any event, most folks want the tires beyond the fender flares!

Depending on the tire the min width is either 7" or 7.5" . I am in MA and I cannot get an inspection sticker if my tires extend beyond the fenders.
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Depending on the tire the min width is either 7" or 7.5" . I am in MA and I cannot get an inspection sticker if my tires extend beyond the fenders.
Where at in MA, thankfully I'm stationed here so I still keep my jeep and bike registered in PA. Think I will still get in trouble for having the tires sticking out?
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Where at in MA, thankfully I'm stationed here so I still keep my jeep and bike registered in PA. Think I will still get in trouble for having the tires sticking out?

Lynnfield, about 15 miles north of Boston.
Doubt you will have any trouble from the police having tires extend past the fenders.
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Lynnfield, about 15 miles north of Boston.
Doubt you will have any trouble from the police having tires extend past the fenders.
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Depending on the tire the min width is either 7" or 7.5" . I am in MA and I cannot get an inspection sticker if my tires extend beyond the fenders.
Yeah, but 285/70/17 is an 11.5" wide tire. Stock is 10". 12.5" is definitely too wide and rubs sway links etc.

So 285/70/17 would be close to rubbing on turns too. Might be okay.
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I did 275/70-17 and no rub (BFG All-Tarrains). Tried 285/70-17( Wild Country XTX) and it rubbed a little for me on full turns.
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I did 275/70-17 and no rub (BFG All-Tarrains). Tried 285/70-17( Wild Country XTX) and it rubbed a little for me on full turns.
And there you have it. Thanks.
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Thanks for all the info guys. Talked to the dealer today and we are all good. I may have to run spacers if I want to go to a taller lift. The reason for the 17" rims is thats what the girl wants and thats what the girl gets. Don't argue it's easier that way. I am just happy she is letting me do some mods on her Jeep!
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Here she is done and shiny.
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I may have to run spacers if I want to go to a taller lift.
Spacers are to accommodate wider tires, not taller lifts. If those tires don't rub your sway bar when you turn on those wheels, then you'll never need to add spacers just because you add a lift so long as you keep those tires.
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MTH, thanks for the post. I think the level is going to work for awhile. Next is cutting the fenders.

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