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LarsA 11-19-2012 09:53 PM

295/70R17 tires on stock Rubi rims, with spacers & TF Leveling Kit?
I'm still trying to decide on a wheel & tire upgrade, and am now thinking about the following combo:

Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70R17 = 33.5"x12"
Keeping my stock 2013 Rubi wheels
Installing 1.5" Spidertrax spacers
Installing Teraflex Leveling Kit

Assuming I'll be able to sell my almost new BFG stock tires for $400-$500 (pipe dream?), the net cost of this combo is only about $1,300, i.e., a lot less than getting new wheels, slightly bigger tires, and a "real" coil lift kit. Plus, my wife wouldn't even notice that I've spent money on this upgrade, because I'm keeping the stock rims! ;)

So, what's your verdict? Also, would it rub? I'm sure the smaller (and lighter) DuraTrac 285/70R17s (32.8"x11.5") would fit, but they just don't seem like much of an upgrade over the stock BFG 32"x10"s.

Any input would be appreciated! :thumb:

PS: will the Rubi's remote sway bar disconnect still work with the TF Leveling Kit? I thought this capability was a goner once you go with a coil lift kit and longer sway bar links (edited; thanks for the clarification, Beyond!) Just wondering...

BeyondYourFrontDoor 11-19-2012 10:09 PM

IMHO, you will never get more than $200 for those tires... I've seen take-off wheels AND tires for $500.

The disco works fine with my 2.5" AEV lift... I don't know why any other kit would be different... they either come with longer links or relocation brackets. The sway bars aren't longer... the connecting links are. If you upgraded to a new sway bar you'd have issues...

The work to do a spacer kit isn't much less than doing the springs. For 285/70's, you don't need a lift... just offset or spaced wheels. Lots of great wheels with 4.5-5.5 backspacing for $200 each... then sell your stockers for $500-600 with tires, and you are 1/2 way there.

I kept my stock Rubi wheels, went with spacers. Works great, but I should have just went with the wheels I wanted... they didn't have the argent ones and I didn't want to wait...

Paul04tj 11-20-2012 08:40 AM

I checked in at Belle Tire and told them I'm looking at new tires when my Jeep shows up. The Moab has 245/75 Silent Armour tires. They quoted me $159 per tire is under 500 miles.

SWAMP RAT 11-20-2012 09:56 AM

I'm running 295/70/17 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Rubicon rims. I have 1.5 wheel spacers and a 2" Rusty's coil lift and have no rubbing issues whatsoever.

Sport43537 11-20-2012 06:54 PM

I'm running P285/75/17 BFG's on stock '13 Rubicon rims without any spacers, without any rubbing, before or after AEV 2.5" Dual Sport suspension install. They measure 33.5" installed. I did remove the front plastic air dam.

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