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Old 04-27-2016, 08:50 AM
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285/75r16 on factory JK wheels?

Does anyone have any pictures they can share of this setup? I've heard that you need spacers and that you don't. Would steering washers prevent rubbing at full lock (if needed at all)?

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How wide are those steel 16s? I think 7.5 is the minimum recommended for 285/75s, iirc. I have 17" Rubi wheels and I think I was right at the minimum acceptable for 285/75-17s.

From supposition alone, I'd say you almost certainly would need 1.5 spacers, and even then would have some fender rub off-road.

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How wide are those steel 16s? I think 7.5 is the minimum recommended for 285/75s, iirc. I have 17" Rubi wheels and I think I was right at the minimum acceptable for 285/75-17s.

From supposition alone, I'd say you almost certainly would need 1.5 spacers, and even then would have some fender rub off-road.
I believe they're either 16x7 or 16x7.5 - Dueler Package

Without spacers, would there be any other rubbing issues with the ~6.25 backspacing on these wheels?
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Those wheels are only 7 inches wide. Even if you find a shop willing to install them they will have a smaller contact patch and handle poorly compared to slightly narrower tires that can fit properly.
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I had the set up on my wrangler when I first started, I did not need any spacers. However the installer was very reluctant to put them on because the wheels are very narrow and it could possibly cause some uneven wear on the tires. I rode on them for about a few weeks before I purchased aftermarkets for the reasons mentioned plus it was a better (far better) look.
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Thanks everyone. Will look into both wheels and tires.
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I believe you would need a 16x8 rim. I had 255/85/16 on my OEM rims (16x7) fit just fine, no spacers required.

Not much choice in the 255/85/16 size but I like narrow over wide tires.
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Not what you are asking but these are 315/70/17 bfg ko2 on stock rubicon rims. Side walls poke out a bit more then usual but they work! So anything less then that should realistically work.

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