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Old 02-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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LT285/75 R16 on stock rims?

Just bought a '12 Sport about a week ago. It came with the 16" wheels. Talked to a tire dealer today and he told me I could put the Fierce Attitude LT285/75 R16 on the stock rim and run without any problems. I don't know what the backspace is on the stock rim but that sounds pretty tight. Anybody dealt with this?

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The stock 16" wheels are 7" wide and have a backspacing of 6.25". With a tire that wide, you will more than likely have some rubbing on your airdam at full lock. This can be fixed by trimming the airdam, installing washers on your steering stops, or installing wheel spacers. You will also get some rubbing of your fenders if you take it offroad.

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The stock 16" wheels are 7" wide and have a backspacing of 6.25". With a tire that wide, you will more than likely have some rubbing on your airdam at full lock. This can be fixed by trimming the airdam, installing washers on your steering stops, or installing wheel spacers. You will also get some rubbing of your fenders if you take it offroad.

While 4fit knows alot more than I do about Jeeps and fitment (I am a new Jeep owner) I have found through pricing of tires and wheels that you can go to a 15" wheel and 33/12.50/15 tires and stay almost within the price of the 285's alone. Also with the 15's you have alot more choices and it really looks good on a Jeep (because of the higher sidewall on a 15" wheel). Just my 1 cent worth.
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Talked to a tire dealer today and he told me I could put the Fierce Attitude LT285/75 R16 on the stock rim and run without any problems.
You've gotten good advice here.

The tire dealer's wrong. You'll most likely have some sort of rubbing issues with the 285's, which are quite a bit wider than your stock tires. Especially if you plan on taking your rig off-road.

Better to save your $$ and buy new rims and tires at the same time. Shouldn't be too difficult, willpower-wise, as the stock Sport rims are a blight on all Jeepdom, IMO.

You'll want rims with 4.5" backspacing, or less. The smaller the #, the farther your tires will stick out. Don't want em to stick out too far, though, or it'll put unnecessary stress on your bearings, while painting the sides of your Jeep every shade of road grime whenever you roll in the rain.

If you decide to get 15" rims, make sure they'll fit over your brake calipers. Most alloys will; most steelies won't.

Check with DTD (Discount Tire Direct...a forum vendor) via PM or phone, and they'll tell you what's what.

Nothing wrong with the Fierce Attitudes, btw. They're kind've a little sister to the Goodyear DuraTracs, but significantly cheaper since they're not marketed by the mothership.

There's no prizes for throwing new rubber on your Jeep as fast as possible. It's not a race. Take your time, do your homework, and do it right the first time.

Good luck with it.
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Once again, I feel like I've been saved from my own mistakes. Thanks to all 3 of you for your input. Wolf, you are the voice of wisdom... I'm trying to rush it. 4fit, you've said enough to put me off the stock rims. Thanks for the help y'all.
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