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I have read a lot of post on here about wheel/tire set, man you guys know your topics. I would like to get some input on my new proposed wheel/tire set up that I am looking to install on my Sport S. On my Sport S I have swapped out the stock springs and shocks with Rubicon 18/59 springs and Rubicon shocks, I gained some height from my stock Sport S springs and shocks. I am planning on installing Pro Comp Alloy Series 7036 flat black wheel part number 7036-7973 they are 17x9, 5x5 bolt pattern,
-6 off set and 4.75 BS. With a set of BFG AT 285 70 17 tires. Do you guys think that there would be any problems with this set up, I don't want the tires to hang outside the fender if I can help it, but if they do that's ok. If some one has someone has this set up do you think you can post a couple of pic's so I can see what mine will look like. Thanks for your help.
 

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I have the same tire on 17x8.5 rims with 4.5 backspacing (MB TKO). I also opted for a slightly more semi gloss finish to make cleaning easier. Some flat finishes can really hang onto dirt stains.

http://sdrv.ms/RXl0RU

There are no rubbing issues on my stock Sport S suspension. The tread portion of the tire is just lined up with the fender inner edge at the tops, the curve of the fender as the back bottoms areas does expose the tire enough so I get plenty of door dirt and some rocks that get by my sliders. The 4.75 BS rims will be really close to mine, probably lining the tread up against the outer edge of the fender lip but should still work to stay covered I think. I have mud flaps waiting to go on.


If you look at these 2 shots you can see how close it is on mine from the front angles.
http://sdrv.ms/S7qtJf
http://sdrv.ms/R0n62v
 

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K7MDL ....
Damm .... those pictures in your album are friggin AWESOME !
I so envy you all that live and enjoy that area.
Some of those mountain pass pictures surely make
people proud of this great Country we live in.
Hope some day that I will able to do a road trip
to enjoy it also. I guess I will just have to be satisfied
with our mtns (mole hills compared to your pictures)
here in NH ;-)

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I have the same tire on 17x8.5 rims with 4.5 backspacing (MB TKO). I also opted for a slightly more semi gloss finish to make cleaning easier. Some flat finishes can really hang onto dirt stains.

http://sdrv.ms/RXl0RU

There are no rubbing issues on my stock Sport S suspension. The tread portion of the tire is just lined up with the fender inner edge at the tops, the curve of the fender as the back bottoms areas does expose the tire enough so I get plenty of door dirt and some rocks that get by my sliders. The 4.75 BS rims will be really close to mine, probably lining the tread up against the outer edge of the fender lip but should still work to stay covered I think. I have mud flaps waiting to go on.


If you look at these 2 shots you can see how close it is on mine from the front angles.
http://sdrv.ms/S7qtJf
http://sdrv.ms/R0n62v
Thanks for the pic's it gives me a better idea of what I am getting.
 

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Great Pics Mike!

rocnhog, Thanks for posting the question. I'm in the same boat as you are. Don't want/need a big lift but want a slightly more aggressive tire. I have given some factory springs like you have a thought, but wondered how they effected the ride quality of the Jeep. Is your JK a 2 door or JKU?
 

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warbird24 I have a 2 door. I did not notice any change in the ride at all. I did like the look of a little bit of a lift over the stock height of Sport S. I went to Discount Tire and they installed the BFG AT 285 70 17 on my stock rims and it looked great, when the wheel was turned it hit the sway bar. This is why I am going with new wheels, but the off-set and back spacing I am not sure what numbers to be looking for. I called a couple of different 4x4 places that sell wheels and everyone had a different idea of what would work and not work. I think I am going to try the set up I listed in my 1st post and see how it turns out.
 

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Thanks for the comments on the pics. The lake shots were taken at Alta Lakes Colorado, not far from Telluride.

4.5" back spacing on new wheels or using 2" spacers will take care of the rubbing on the 33" and not stick outside of the stock fenders. Will also set you up for wider tires and/or 35" tires.

I put some mud flaps on last night and while under there noted that my 2013 Sport S with max tow package is running 59 springs in the rear. Did not note the front. I am going to lift it 2-2.5 inches at some point.
 

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Thanks K7MDL for the info. I went to Discount Tires last Friday and bought the MB TKO's and BF Goodrich 285 70 17 tires. I liked the look and you said they worked great on your Sport. On Friday and Saturday DT was having a $100.00 rebate if you buy tires and $100.00 rebate if you buy wheels, $200.00 in rebates coming my way. The wheels are on back order so I gotta wait a week or so before I get them on my Sport.
 
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