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Arkitkt 04-27-2011 10:09 AM

Getting new tires!
 
Getting the Nitto Trail Grapplers today! 285/65 r18. I have been researching and researching and researching to find a tire i like. I have seen them on other Jeeps, and love their aggresive stance. I get them installed today, will post pics soon! Do i need to get spacers if i am keeping these on the stock 18s?

I am thinking about getting the Eibach Lift Levelling kit as well.

InfernoGirl 04-27-2011 10:29 AM

You may need to add some washers to the steering stops if it rubs at full lock...

Arkitkt 04-27-2011 06:01 PM

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The third image is of the tires rubbing. I don't know the name of the part the tires are rubbing against, but, you said to add washers? add washers to what? I got these at Discount Tire, can they do that there?

Other than that, i LOVE these tires!

InfernoGirl 04-27-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Arkitkt
The third image is of the tires rubbing. I don't know the name of the part the tires are rubbing against, but, you said to add washers? add washers to what? I got these at Discount Tire, can they do that there?

Other than that, i LOVE these tires!

To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it. :)
You're rubbing the control arms.

Arkitkt 04-27-2011 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1205711)
To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it. :)
You're rubbing the control arms.

Thanks! Looks simple enough. Would soe wheel spacers do the same thing? I'm not sure i like the idea of reducingthe turn radius. I will try it though and see how it goes.

I'm glad i joined this forum to be able to ask questions and get real life answers from real life people! Thank you so much!

InfernoGirl 04-27-2011 07:31 PM

Wheel spacers will stop the rub, without reducing the turning radius. They must be properly maintained for safety, and are a LOT more expensive than a couple of washers. :) I'd try the washers first, and after a while you'll decide you want different wheels anyway, so then you can just buy wheels with the correct backspacing for your tire size...

jailguard 04-27-2011 08:02 PM

Whats the size of your tires?

rics1997 04-27-2011 08:18 PM

I got the spacers and glad I did. It was slowly wearing a groove in my 285's and I paid way too much for them to be destroyed by a small rub. Got 1.5" Synergy spacers. Made sure which ever you get is hub centric. Spacers have came a long way from a few years ago.

Arkitkt 04-27-2011 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jailguard (Post 1205911)
Whats the size of your tires?

they are 285/65 r18. I don't know anything about backspacing. everything i see is so confusing because there is so much to sort through.

Arkitkt 04-27-2011 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1205933)
I got the spacers and glad I did. It was slowly wearing a groove in my 285's and I paid way too much for them to be destroyed by a small rub. Got 1.5" Synergy spacers. Made sure which ever you get is hub centric. Spacers have came a long way from a few years ago.

i agree... $1200 for the 4 today. i will have to wait and get the spare next week.

KBR97 04-27-2011 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1205711)
To the steering stops. It will cut your turning radius slightly. You can do it. Google it. :)
You're rubbing the control arms.

You mean the sway bar..:whistling:

dystynkt 04-28-2011 04:09 PM

Congrats, looks great! I have the Nitto Terra Grapplers on my Jeep and they are awesome tires.

InfernoGirl 04-28-2011 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 1206169)
You mean the sway bar..:whistling:

Yep, that's it.... :doh: Thanks! :)


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