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Old 04-07-2016, 05:47 PM
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Tire question

So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to try the new Falken Wildpeak AT3W tire in 285/70/17 on my stock rims. I have installed the TF Leveling kit and don't really desire a lift. So, you think the '13 Rubicon would have any rubbing with these tires? What would your thoughts be while disconnected?

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I run the Teraflex leveling kit with my 305/70/16 which are slightly taller than your 285/70/17 and get no rubbing while disconnected, the leveling kit is the perfect amount of lift for 33's. I also run an aftermarket wheel with 4.5" of backspacing to avoid any rubbing issues.

The Teraflex leveling kit is a lift which produces 2" in the front and 1" in the rear which is a 1.5" lift, if you were just doing a 1" spacer in the front then it would just be leveling the Jeep.

You may also want to look at wheel spacers if running a 285 wide tire on the oem wheel. A 275 seems to be the widest one can go without spacers otherwise rubbing will occur when turning lock to lock if you've gotten away without any rubbing then you're one of the few.

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Was just wondering if I could get away with it. I don't use the Jeep very often so I'm hesitant in dropping money for new rims. But, it appears I might have too if I want to run this tire. The Jeep is a '13 and it just clicked 11K miles. I'm past the age of real, hard 4 wheeling. I just want it to get me to my metal detecting spots. I still have the stock Rubi tires on and they are scary on wet pavement.
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You could put a washer or two on the steering stops or run a 1.5" wheel spacer. If you do the steering stop thing you'll lose some turning radius otherwise if you don nothing I'd keep an eye underneath the vehicle to make sure nothing is wearing at an accelerated rate due to rubbing.
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