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Old 06-19-2018, 12:08 AM
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Who’s got a 2dr w/ 285/75/17s on a 2.5” lift?

Hey fellas- having a tough time picking tires. On my 2dr rubi I am currently installing the AEV 2.5” lift, high steer kit, geo correction. I think I want to run 285/75r17s on my stock wheels (33.8” x 11.3”). Anybody have the 285/75s on a 2.5” lift they can show off??

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An aev 2.5 is not tall enough for a highsteer kit. Here you go aev 2.5 with 285/75-17 stock rims.

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2.5" Teraflex lift with Toyo OC 285/75/17s

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An aev 2.5 is not tall enough for a highsteer kit. Here you go aev 2.5 with 285/75-17 stock rims.
Thanks for the reply- that’s interesting- your rig looks great! What do you mean by not tall enough? Do you mean it won’t fit, or that it’s unnecessary? I want to correct the geometry and get the best steering possible- I was under the impression that the high steer kit was a good way to do that. Thanks!
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2.5" Teraflex lift with Toyo OC 285/75/17s

Looks great Joe! Thanks for this. Do you guys know anything about Maxxis tires? They make a 285/75 17 that would save me $500 on all 5- but I tend to find you get what you pay for. Any ideas?
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Thanks for the reply- thatís interesting- your rig looks great! What do you mean by not tall enough? Do you mean it wonít fit, or that itís unnecessary? I want to correct the geometry and get the best steering possible- I was under the impression that the high steer kit was a good way to do that. Thanks!
both it is unnecessary for the AEV 2.5 and the AEV lift is not tall enough to use the high steer. you would have to have too tall of bump stops up front and it would kill your up travel. the kit with geo brackets handles very well just like a sports car.
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Thanks for the reply- thatís interesting- your rig looks great! What do you mean by not tall enough? Do you mean it wonít fit, or that itís unnecessary? I want to correct the geometry and get the best steering possible- I was under the impression that the high steer kit was a good way to do that. Thanks!
jadmt will confirm, but 2.5 is not high enough to run a high steer kit. In fact, it will make your steering worse. Not to mention that it requires a 3" bump stop up front and with the AEV 2.5 short shocks, you would lose way too much suspension travel.
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If you dont have the lift you might consider the AEV 3.5 as it has the geo brackets and high steer kit and procal included so ultimately a better deal and it is a better lift.
this is how it looks with 285/75-17's
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Looks great Joe! Thanks for this. Do you guys know anything about Maxxis tires? They make a 285/75 17 that would save me $500 on all 5- but I tend to find you get what you pay for. Any ideas?
I am unaware of any Maxxis tires in 285/75-17, but they make a good tire. They also make all of the tires for Pro-Comp. Their designs are a little dated and have been around for a while. Most major MFG's are introducing new tires regularly, but I don't see that with Maxxis.
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I have had Toyo 285/75-17 AT2's and Cooepr ST Maxx in 285/75-17 and both are great altho I like the Coopers better. they are taller even tho they are both listed as the same size and the ST Maxx is a bit more aggressive but not any louder and is as smooth. @Pressurized has the Nitto which he speaks highly of. Lots of good choices out there. What are you mostly going to be doing with your jeep? that has some to do with proper tire choice.
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Thanks for the reply- that’s interesting- your rig looks great! What do you mean by not tall enough? Do you mean it won’t fit, or that it’s unnecessary? I want to correct the geometry and get the best steering possible- I was under the impression that the high steer kit was a good way to do that. Thanks!
jadmt will confirm, but 2.5 is not high enough to run a high steer kit. In fact, it will make your steering worse. Not to mention that it requires a 3" bump stop up front and with the AEV 2.5 short shocks, you would lose way too much suspension travel.
Really great to know! That saves me some cash- I’ll return it. Should I go with a new steering stabilizer though?
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Really great to know! That saves me some cash- Iíll return it. Should I go with a new steering stabilizer though?
no stock one is ideal.
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Regarding steering for your 2.5" lift...you're trying to address caster angle which yes the geo bracket will do but at the cost of ground clearance and only slightly cheaper than front lower control arms. If you plan to do any wheeling, you'd be wise to consider doing the front LCAs instead, fixed or adjustable. Fixed would be cheaper but just have to make sure they are correct for the lift height.


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I have had Toyo 285/75-17 AT2's and Cooepr ST Maxx in 285/75-17 and both are great altho I like the Coopers better. they are taller even tho they are both listed as the same size and the ST Maxx is a bit more aggressive but not any louder and is as smooth. @Pressurized has the Nitto which he speaks highly of. Lots of good choices out there. What are you mostly going to be doing with your jeep? that has some to do with proper tire choice.
That’s great intel- thanks so much. The Maxxis Buckshot IIs are very cheap- like $200, but in the scheme of a $4K overhaul it doesn’t seem worth trying to save a few bucks. I’ll look into the Nitto Trail Graps and the Coopers. I’m going to be mainly on road as I live in NYC but I use the car to escape the city and drive beach, dirt for duck hunting, snow, but no crawling or anything.
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Regarding steering for your 2.5" lift...you're trying to address caster angle which yes the geo bracket will do but at the cost of ground clearance and only slightly cheaper than front lower control arms. If you plan to do any wheeling, you'd be wise to consider doing the front LCAs instead, fixed or adjustable. Fixed would be cheaper but just have to make sure they are correct for the lift height.


Thanks @Sing letrack - I’ll look into that and scrap the high steer. Love your Jeep- are you running the 285/75 17 Nitto Trails?
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These are nitto ridge grapplers 285/75r17 and a JKS 2.5” JSpec lift.
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Thanks @Sing letrack - Iíll look into that and scrap the high steer. Love your Jeep- are you running the 285/75 17 Nitto Trails?
Thanks! Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Mud terrain tires are just too loud for my liking with this being my daily driver, and while I can't speak for the Nitto Trails, mud tires tend to suck in snow and wet pavement which are also a serious problem for me....and they often ride like rougher by comparison. The Ridge Grappler seems to me to be a fantastic blend of looks but more importantly (at least to me) performance between a mud and all terrain tire. I do wheel some so the tire works perfectly for me.
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