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Looking to get new Wheels and Tires. Have a 2016 JKU not lifted and dont plan to lift. Looking at BF Goodrich LT285/70R17 KO2 and 17 x 8 wheels with 4.5 backspace....will these rub?

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A lot of people put LT285/70R17 tires on factory wheels. The factory wheels have a 6.25" backspace and the 285/70's's will rub. It's common practice to add 1.5 inch wheel spacers to to the factory wheels to avoid it.

6.25" minus 1.25" yields an effective backspace of 4.75 inches. So.. your 4.5 inch backspacing will be OK. The only thing you might experience is some tire rub on the front plastic air dam. (Not all tires do this). If this does happen, you can trim the dam slightly to prevent it. The plastic is easy to cut.
 
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