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03-02-2012 02:21 PM
tabber02 i'd go with a 1.25" spacer or something... so there's no chance of rubbing. i'm sure you've seen threads about not throwing the wheels to far out of the wheel well, with less backspacing...

with the larger tires, theres chances you're going to rub the wheel well or the brake line... i'm not one for taking that chance, so i'd do my best to be in that happy 4.5" to 5" of backspace. make sense?

-bob
03-02-2012 02:04 PM
Thorshammer7
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
you're running stock (rubicon) wheels correct?
Yes, I'm running the stock alloys.
03-01-2012 05:42 PM
c0d3x5 im running 33X12.50X17's ona 5" bs wheel .. i have no rub at all.. a 285/70/17 is roughly 11" wide on a stock 6.25 bs wheel..

i say u can run them if ur doing most of ur driving on the street..
03-01-2012 03:53 PM
tabber02 you're running stock (rubicon) wheels correct?
03-01-2012 03:38 PM
Thorshammer7 [QUOTE=tabber02;2091086]
Even with the the leveling kit? If so how big a spacer? Thanks.
03-01-2012 11:19 AM
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03-01-2012 11:08 AM
tabber02
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Thanks for the quick responce. I'm in Florida so no snow or rocks just sand and mud. I think I'll go with the 285/70/17 as I'm sticking with the stock wheels. Thanks for the link.
you're going to need spacers then.

-bob
03-01-2012 10:30 AM
Thorshammer7 Thanks for the quick responce. I'm in Florida so no snow or rocks just sand and mud. I think I'll go with the 285/70/17 as I'm sticking with the stock wheels. Thanks for the link.
03-01-2012 08:26 AM
kbwwolf
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Hey all, nice forum. I have 2009 JK 4dr. The tires are currently 255/75/17's. I'm installing theTeraflex leveling kit and spend 80% of the time on the street. I'm looking for a taller ,wider set of tires and am not sure which way to go. TIA, Mike.
Depends on numerous variables: Are you gonna wheel in mostly mud, or rocks...a lot of snow driving?

Are you planning on keeping your stock rims, or looking at aftermarket rims? Do you want bigger rims (17, 18, up) or smaller rims (16, 15)?

The TF leveling kit will keep 33's from rubbing the fenders, but there's still tire width to consider, which is where the rims and backspacing come into play.

Read this, it'll give you enough info for a starting point:

Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

And welcome to WF.
03-01-2012 08:19 AM
Thorshammer7
New owner/ tire question

Hey all, nice forum. I have 2009 JK 4dr. The tires are currently 255/75/17's. I'm installing theTeraflex leveling kit and spend 80% of the time on the street. I'm looking for a taller ,wider set of tires and am not sure which way to go. TIA, Mike.

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