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Rvp523 05-08-2013 09:37 PM

New tires on stock rims
 
To put a bigger aftermarket tire on my stock rim will I need wheel spacers?

Farnham21 05-08-2013 09:43 PM

Depends on size of tire

microage97 05-08-2013 10:11 PM

I went with 265R70/17s as they were like 40.00 each cheaper. No issues. I think 11" is the widest you can go without rubbing.

Poneyxpres 05-08-2013 10:35 PM

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To put a bigger aftermarket tire on my stock rim will I need wheel spacers?

I went with 285/70/17 on my stock 2012 Rubicon rims. No lift. At full lock they rub the front sway bar. I used 1" spacers and that stopped the rub, however, at full lock and backing aggressively or with some articulation they now rub the plastic shield under the front bumper. A future lift should fix that.

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overblown 05-09-2013 02:00 AM

Yup, my 285/70/17's do the same thing. Some guys get away with no rubbing at all in that size and others like myself don't. I really think it comes down to the brand of tire as they are not all exactly the same size they just fall within a certain parameter. I have some spacers sitting here in a box but have yet to decide if I'll use them. It's not a big deal so far.

Rvp523 05-10-2013 09:37 AM

is the 285/70R17's the next size up from the 265/70R17's?

MTH 05-10-2013 09:50 AM

Everything you need to know: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/lar...er-142837.html

mike1158 05-10-2013 09:56 AM

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I went with 285/70/17 on my stock 2012 Rubicon rims. No lift. At full lock they rub the front sway bar. I used 1" spacers and that stopped the rub, however, at full lock and backing aggressively or with some articulation they now rub the plastic shield under the front bumper. A future lift should fix that.

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what kind of spacer ? ? 1" ?? i'm curious, i've never seen 1"... the smallest i've seen are 1.25" can you please fill me in? thanks.

Poneyxpres 05-13-2013 03:03 AM

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what kind of spacer ? ? 1" ?? i'm curious, i've never seen 1"... the smallest i've seen are 1.25" can you please fill me in? thanks.

My apologies, they are in fact 1.25" spacers. I could have paid to have 1" spacers made and would have preferred that size. I wanted to stop the rubbing while keeping the wheels under the fenders.


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