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WeaselM29c 03-12-2012 03:59 PM

285/70r/17 ? To big for stock?
 
Just got a used JKU :dance: and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.

m0wens 03-12-2012 04:03 PM

For stock rims yes, but since you have aftermarket, you may be ok until you start doing some serious wheeling then you may possibly need a lift due to the width of the tire.

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Originally Posted by WeaselM29c (Post 2132243)
Just got a used JKU :dance: and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.


kbwwolf 03-12-2012 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by WeaselM29c (Post 2132243)
Just got a used JKU :dance: and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.

It'll rub off-road if you flex, or disco your swaybars. A simple TF leveling kit will fix it. Or you could go with a coil lift, coils and shocks, etc.

jonf30 03-12-2012 04:07 PM

if you want to go offroad you better get a small lift. up to 2.5". I have the same size tires. The only time I had rubbing was in reverse with the wheel pinned one way or the other. I put a 2.5" Teraflex coil lift w/ the Bilstiens 5100's. No problems after that. If you do go offroad you'll put you tires right up into your fender flares without a lift. Seen it done!Get a small lift if you can.:cool:

WeaselM29c 03-12-2012 04:21 PM

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kbwwolf 03-12-2012 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by m0wens (Post 2132262)
For stock rims yes, but since you have aftermarket, you may be ok until you start doing some serious wheeling then you may possibly need a lift due to the width of the tire.

OP already has aftermarket rims.

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Originally Posted by WeaselM29c (Post 2132243)
Just got a used JKU :dance: and it has aftermarket wheels, XD with 285/70r/17s. Does it need a lift? I don't see rubbing but? Have not been offroad yet.Thanks for the input.

Width shouldn't be a concern if you have proper backspacing on your XD's. In this case it's height that could cause you problems.


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