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09-14-2013 01:16 PM
lando76
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Originally Posted by JCom View Post
I just put a set of 285/70/17s on today and it definitely rubs against the sway bars at full turn. I'm not sure I want to install spacers, even though I think it'll look good with a wider stance. I'm a little concerned about the added stress from installing the spacers. I'm going to install a 2.5 in lift and I hope that'll solve the problem.

If those tires were put on the stock wheels then you will need spacers for your 2.5 inch lift. Your still going to hit the rim on the suspension with a lift kit. Only way to get away from that is to get aftermarket wheels with 4.5 back spacing or spacers.
09-14-2013 12:57 PM
JCom
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Originally Posted by Stanaland4 View Post

I put a 2' lift on my jk I don't know what biggest tire I can run they say u can run a 285/70/17 with do think I can run with a two inch lift kit
If I remember correctly you can put 33s on your rig with a 2" lift. The 285/70/17s is equal to a 32" tire. I'm running 285/70/17s without any lift or spacers. I have a little rubbing right now when I'm in a full turn.
09-14-2013 12:17 PM
ctvenegas
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Originally Posted by Stanaland4 View Post
I put a 2' lift on my jk I don't know what biggest tire I can run they say u can run a 285/70/17 with do think I can run with a two inch lift kit
I am running 285/70/17 with room left
My brother in law is running 285/75/17 on 2014 rubicon with an offset on his wheels and no lift and no issues-
09-13-2013 01:07 AM
JCom
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Originally Posted by DBJeep View Post
Spacers create no more stress on bearings or axles than new wheels with different backspacing. Stock wheels with 6" back space and 1.5" spacers put the tires in exactly same place as new wheels with 4.5" backspace. It is the position of the tire patch (or outer edge of the tire in some offroad situations) relative to the bearings that determines the moment loading on the bearings or on the lug bolt studs. Larger diameter tires increase the load on bearings, hubs, spacers, etc during cornering or off camber maneuvers. Wider tires with their necessary spacing modifications also mess with the vehicle steering geometry but generally not where many folks would notice (usually just a little more tire scrubbing on the road during tight turns).
That's interesting. I always research the hell out of things before making a purchase and I'm finding out that sometimes too much info isn't always a good thing. I do like the stance the spacers give and will probably end up purchasing them. If I may ask, what you recommend for a simple 2" lift? I'm looking for the easiest way to do this to hold me off until next season when I plan to move up to 35's and a 4" lift.
09-12-2013 09:02 PM
DBJeep Spacers create no more stress on bearings or axles than new wheels with different backspacing. Stock wheels with 6" back space and 1.5" spacers put the tires in exactly same place as new wheels with 4.5" backspace. It is the position of the tire patch (or outer edge of the tire in some offroad situations) relative to the bearings that determines the moment loading on the bearings or on the lug bolt studs. Larger diameter tires increase the load on bearings, hubs, spacers, etc during cornering or off camber maneuvers. Wider tires with their necessary spacing modifications also mess with the vehicle steering geometry but generally not where many folks would notice (usually just a little more tire scrubbing on the road during tight turns).
09-11-2013 11:52 PM
JCom I just put a set of 285/70/17s on today and it definitely rubs against the sway bars at full turn. I'm not sure I want to install spacers, even though I think it'll look good with a wider stance. I'm a little concerned about the added stress from installing the spacers. I'm going to install a 2.5 in lift and I hope that'll solve the problem.
09-09-2013 09:10 AM
Stanaland4 Thanks for the pictures
09-09-2013 12:07 AM
rics1997 One of my first set of replacement tires was 285/70/17 MTR's on stock wheels. I didnt think they were rubbing after I first put them on but after having my Jeep in the shop for some mod work, the tech called my back to show me that the tires were rubbing on the sway bars and slowing damaging my tires. I ended up having to get spacers. If you try it without the spacers the quickest way to check on them is look at the sway bar often for rub marks. Here is were mine rubbed.

09-08-2013 11:59 PM
Tribefan Here's my stock height Jeep with stock wheels, 1.5" spacers and 285/70/17 Duratracs:



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A comparison with the stock-sized 255/75/17 Hankook Dynapro's I had before installing the Duratracs:



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09-08-2013 10:31 PM
Stanaland4
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Originally Posted by ctvenegas View Post
I run 285-70r17s with no issues-no spacers
I put a 2' lift on my jk I don't know what biggest tire I can run they say u can run a 285/70/17 with do think I can run with a two inch lift kit
09-08-2013 10:22 PM
ctvenegas I run 285-70r17s with no issues-no spacers
09-08-2013 10:14 PM
NWranglerS
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Originally Posted by Stanaland4 View Post

Do u have any kind of lift on your jeep
No lift right now... In the process of deciding what to go with which I am finding really difficult to do.

With the 285's and 1.5 spacers I got slight rub on the air dam at full turn... But just realized you don't have one so you won't have to worry about that.
09-08-2013 10:03 PM
Stanaland4
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Originally Posted by NWranglerS View Post
285/70r17 trail grapplers with 1.5 spacers: I used to have a side shot to show exactly how much they stick out past the fender but I think I deleted it. Not the greatest pics to show you but maybe they will help:
Do u have any kind of lift on your jeep
09-08-2013 09:36 PM
NWranglerS 285/70r17 trail grapplers with 1.5 spacers: I used to have a side shot to show exactly how much they stick out past the fender but I think I deleted it. Not the greatest pics to show you but maybe they will help:

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09-08-2013 09:20 PM
Stanaland4
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Originally Posted by Joe30326 View Post
Double post sorry
Are run 285/70/17 stock jk
06-26-2013 06:23 AM
Joe30326 Double post sorry
06-26-2013 06:14 AM
Joe30326
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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK View Post

The tread doesn't, does that make a difference?
I believe as long as the tread doesn't its okay
06-26-2013 06:09 AM
Joe30326
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Originally Posted by heygenius View Post
Here's a pic of mine with 285/70/17 duratracs on stock wheels with 1.5 spidertrax no lift. The tires stick out about .75 inch. Personally I like the stance with the spacers and have absolutely no issues.
Those tires look good
06-25-2013 09:13 PM
Abnormal-JK
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Originally Posted by Joe30326 View Post

That looks good with the wider stance. Hmm too bad in mass your tires can't stick out past the fended flairs
The tread doesn't, does that make a difference?
06-25-2013 07:00 PM
heygenius
285/70/17s on stock wheels

Here's a pic of mine with 285/70/17 duratracs on stock wheels with 1.5 spidertrax no lift. The tires stick out about .75 inch. Personally I like the stance with the spacers and have absolutely no issues.



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Originally Posted by Joe30326 View Post
I know this is a subject that is beaten dead, but I am looking to run cooper st Maxx on the stock rims is wheel spacers needed? I don't have the factory air dam. And my second question is with 1.5" wheel spacers would they make that size tire stick out past the fender flairs?
06-25-2013 03:52 PM
MacCTD I have 285/70/17s, I have not had any issues on stock wheels without spacers. Not currently stock height but I ran them without any lift without issue.
06-25-2013 02:12 PM
Joe30326
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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK View Post
I would say yes, spacers are needed. I installed 1.5" in prep for going to either 285/70 or slightly bigger...

Here's a pic on 265/70/17 stock wheels, 1.5" spacers. And yes, even these stick out an inch or so past the fenders, 285's will probably be about 2".
That looks good with the wider stance. Hmm too bad in mass your tires can't stick out past the fended flairs
06-25-2013 02:11 PM
Joe30326
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Originally Posted by cmaggi2 View Post
Do you plan on going offroad and/or disconnecting at all? If so, you'll probably need spacers. Do you have a lift right now? The tires will probably stick out a little w/ the spacers, yes. I'll try to get a pic during my lunch break...
I have a teraflex 1.5" performance leveling kit. And I do go offloading occasionally
06-25-2013 12:26 PM
Abnormal-JK I would say yes, spacers are needed. I installed 1.5" in prep for going to either 285/70 or slightly bigger...

Here's a pic on 265/70/17 stock wheels, 1.5" spacers. And yes, even these stick out an inch or so past the fenders, 285's will probably be about 2".
06-25-2013 12:19 PM
cmaggi2 Do you plan on going offroad and/or disconnecting at all? If so, you'll probably need spacers. Do you have a lift right now? The tires will probably stick out a little w/ the spacers, yes. I'll try to get a pic during my lunch break...
06-25-2013 11:59 AM
Joe30326
285/70r17 on stock rims

I know this is a subject that is beaten dead, but I am looking to run cooper st Maxx on the stock rims is wheel spacers needed? I don't have the factory air dam. And my second question is with 1.5" wheel spacers would they make that size tire stick out past the fender flairs?

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