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Old 07-14-2015, 10:58 AM
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Want some help

2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

I want to upgrade my tires, but I do not really know what I can or should do.

I like the stock wheels and would like to keep them and put the biggest tire possible on them.

If I do not keep them I would like to get a good set of wheels which would basically be for highway use and the occasional fun after a good rain.

Also what is the biggest tire I can get wout having to lift my jeep? Can spacers be used in replace of lift?

Thanks for any and all help.

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I recently installed some 285/70/17 Federal Couragia tires on my brother JK and added and love the fitment. He does get rubbing on u turns however we have some 1.5" hub centric spacers on the way that will relieve that. I'll see if I can get a pic for you.

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Here's a pic before the spacers.

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I have 285/70/17s BFG KOs on my Jeep too. No lift. There was some rubbing so I added 1.5" spacers to alleviate the rubbing and I also like the wider/ more aggressive stance. You do not need to do a lift or even a leveling kit with this size tire.

If you go any bigger than that you will rub on the fenders. You will have no flex for your "fun after a good rain."
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You can do a leveling kit (spacers) instead of a lift to get rid of the rake. But keep it low if you are just doing a body lift (1" ish). If you want increased height do a lift kit.
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