|09-14-2013 12:16 PM|
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 11:57 AM|
|09-14-2013 11:17 AM|
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 12:07 AM|
|09-12-2013 08:02 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 10:52 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 08:10 AM|
|Stanaland4||Thanks for the pictures|
|09-08-2013 11:07 PM|
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 10:59 PM|
Here's my stock height Jeep with stock wheels, 1.5" spacers and 285/70/17 Duratracs:
A comparison with the stock-sized 255/75/17 Hankook Dynapro's I had before installing the Duratracs:
|09-08-2013 09:31 PM|
|09-08-2013 09:22 PM|
|ctvenegas||I run 285-70r17s with no issues-no spacers|
|09-08-2013 09:14 PM|
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 09:03 PM|
|09-08-2013 08:36 PM|
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:
|09-08-2013 08:20 PM|
|06-26-2013 05:23 AM|
|Joe30326||Double post sorry|
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|06-25-2013 08:13 PM|
|06-25-2013 06:00 PM|
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.
|06-25-2013 02:52 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 01:12 PM|
|06-25-2013 01:11 PM|
|06-25-2013 11:26 AM|
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 11:19 AM|
|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 10:59 AM|
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?