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Old 09-06-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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Stock Rubicon Wheel Size and Tire Increase

Hi Folks,

I know that the stock Rubicon wheels are 16 x 8 but does anyone know the backspacing on them? Also, the stock tire size is 245 75 16 but will a 265 75 16 fit or might a wheel spacer be needed?

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Old 09-06-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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they come with 4.75'' backspacing, i believe. and you should be ok with those tires. you might rub a little at full lock, but you can always do the washer/steering fix.

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Old 09-06-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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265 and 285

I know folks that run the 265, 285, and 315 on the Moab Wheel.

My Friend that runs the 315 has a 4" TF Lift and has some rubbing but his big problem is keeping them balanced. You see he also drives his Rubicon as a daily driver too.

Here it is...

Sure looks good; and better than that I sold it to him!

He is also the local coordinator for the Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree.


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Here's a Rubicon I came across online recently. I really like the look of it, he has a 1" Body Lift and 305/70/16's. I've thought about doing this myself. In the tiresize calculator it says this tire is 32.8"x12". Though it doesnt look like a 12" wide tire. Whadda ya think?



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i believe the moab may be 5" BS. Anyway, 10.5 will be your limit on stock wheels without adjusting your steering stops or adding wheel spacers.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:47 AM   #6
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Here's a Rubicon I came across online recently. I really like the look of it, he has a 1" Body Lift and 305/70/16's. I've thought about doing this myself. In the tiresize calculator it says this tire is 32.8"x12". Though it doesnt look like a 12" wide tire. Whadda ya think?



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sorry folks, I was finally able to figure out the rubicon in the pictures had the 1.75" spacers and the 1" BL, when these pictures were taken. It didnt seem right with those tires and only 1" BL. I'm really thinking about doing this exact setup. he also had the Nth Degree TT installed, it looks great. Any thoughts on this setup? Here's two more pictures of the jeep with the TT kit.
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sorry folks, I was finally able to figure out the rubicon in the pictures had the 1.75" spacers and the 1" BL, when these pictures were taken. It didnt seem right with those tires and only 1" BL. I'm really thinking about doing this exact setup. he also had the Nth Degree TT installed, it looks great. Any thoughts on this setup? Here's two more pictures of the jeep with the TT kit.

that is a great set-up to start with. it'll give you a little more room for flexing, and with the TT, you'll raise one of the lowest points on your jeep up(hooray for not high-centering!!!). but with the spacers and the TT, you might get some vibes, i'm not really sure.
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I'm not going to be doing a lot of off roading, but this should make me plenty capable. Gonna have to get some disco's too. Vibrations, that would suck, I'll cross my fingers.

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