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thaduke2003 04-29-2009 04:11 PM

Lift vs. OEM Rubi wheels
 
Ok. Finally pulled the trigger on a set of 285/70/17 tires for the OEM Rubicon wheels I have sitting in my garage.
Here are my questions:
1. Will this setup (32.8" diameter) fit on my stock height 2-door X? With/without spacers?
2. Will I need spacers when I add a 3.5" Rock Krawler lift?

Thanks! Mark W.

4point 04-29-2009 04:17 PM

Quote:

1. Will this setup (32.8" diameter) fit on my stock height 2-door X? With/without spacers?
I'm not sure about the JK's needing spacers for that wheel/tire combo.
Quote:

2. Will I need spacers when I add a 3.5" Rock Krawler lift?
The lift does not determine need for spacers. Its the width of the tire that does.

CNTLOSE 04-29-2009 04:49 PM

From what I was told today at the dealership you can run up to a 33 inch tire with no rub at factory height. Also the rear gate was redesigned on the JK's to hold a 33" spare wheel and tire...so you do not need the swing out arm. They had one in the showroom today with just a 2.5 lift and it was at least 4-5 inches from the fenders.

AndyLA 04-29-2009 09:26 PM

Yeah, it depends on the tire...I have seen rubbing on a 33" at stock JK height. It is minor but still there. I wouldn't upgrade wheels and tires w/o doing a Skyjacker, RE, or Teraflex BB lift at least for starters.....

Hilldweller 04-30-2009 11:23 AM

You will likely rub hard parts up front at full lock and will need wheel spacers; not a big deal.
Depending on the tires, you'll probably only get 32.3" or so from that size anyhow.

thaduke2003 04-30-2009 03:10 PM

Ok- they're Firestone Destination A/T's- overall diameter (according to Tirerack) is 32.8"

So daily driving, on-road, pre-lift, they shouldn't rub? Because I'd HATE to swap over TPMS and get these all ready to rock, then have them rub- my girl would beat me, and not in a good way :( ;) Mark W.

thaduke2003 05-01-2009 06:22 AM

Bumpity, even though I'll find out today when the tires go on :) Mark W.

AndyLA 05-01-2009 06:42 AM

Pics?

Hilldweller 05-01-2009 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 364253)
Ok- they're Firestone Destination A/T's- overall diameter (according to Tirerack) is 32.8"

So daily driving, on-road, pre-lift, they shouldn't rub? Because I'd HATE to swap over TPMS and get these all ready to rock, then have them rub- my girl would beat me, and not in a good way :( ;) Mark W.

Don't make any full-lock turns; I still think you'd benefit from 1.5" wheel spacers. Backspacing is pretty high on stock wheels and 285 width is stretching things.

thaduke2003 05-01-2009 08:15 AM

^ Thanks. That's what I figured- just pulled the trigger on a set of Rough Country spacers- pics to follow later :) Mark W.

Hilldweller 05-01-2009 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 364612)
^ Thanks. That's what I figured- just pulled the trigger on a set of Rough Country spacers- pics to follow later :) Mark W.

That should work perfectly.

thaduke2003 05-02-2009 09:14 AM

Ok- without spacers, they fit nicely!
Sadly, the stupid StarScan can't compensate for anything but OEM sizes, apparently, so my speedo is a bit off.
Sounds like it's time for a programmer, na? :) Pics to follow- Mark W.

thaduke2003 05-04-2009 11:37 AM

Pics, finally :)
 
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uplo...c5815de354.jpg
Side view- much nicer fender fill :)

More to follow- my webhosting site is crap :) Mark W.

Next pic- size matters ;)
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uplo...72309367b3.jpg

tincup64 10-03-2009 08:04 PM

hey mark -many months since your post. i am considering this setup. any issues with rubbing? did you get spacers?


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