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Hi,

Its time to replace my tires, I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Factory BF Goodrich LT255/75R17 111/108S.

I want to keep the wheels (17inch) but get a wider size tire. I would also like a smoother ride (off road for me is my front lawn to wash the Jeep).

Recommendations?

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Hi,

Its time to replace my tires, I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Factory BF Goodrich LT255/75R17 111/108S.

I want to keep the wheels (17inch) but get a wider size tire. I would also like a smoother ride (off road for me is my front lawn to wash the Jeep).

Recommendations?

Thanks
T---
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You can usually fit a 285/70-17 with a set of wheel spacers. I like to use the 1.25" spacers to keep the tire close to the fenders. The Toyo ATII in P rated is your go-to tire for a non offroad daily driver. Load Range SL.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/toyo-tire-open-country-a-t-ii

https://www.extremeterrain.com/coyote-billet-aluminum-hubcentric-125in-spacers-0717-jk.html
 
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You can usually fit a 285/70-17 with a set of wheel spacers. I like to use the 1.25" spacers to keep the tire close to the fenders. The Toyo ATII in P rated is your go-to tire for a non offroad daily driver. Load Range SL.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/toyo-tire-open-country-a-t-ii

https://www.extremeterrain.com/coyote-billet-aluminum-hubcentric-125in-spacers-0717-jk.html
@Tonyvasconi: Just an FYI, if you decide to go with the Toyos, BBWheels has them in that size and load rating on sale at a seemingly solid price.

https://www.bbwheelsonline.com/toyo-open-country-a-t-ii-pmet-tire-p285-70r17/

If you use or plan to use Discount Tire (or I think America's Tire in your neck of the woods), they will likely price match that.
 
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Thank you, aside from 1.25" spacers keeping the tire close to the fenders, what and where do spacers go, and why are they needed? I want to make sure that, when I buy, I know how to respond to the mechanic...

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Thank you, aside from 1.25" spacers keeping the tire close to the fenders, what and where do spacers go, and why are they needed? I want to make sure that, when I buy, I know how to respond to the mechanic...

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Those spacers mount to your hub and space the wheels out 1.25". As you go wider on tires, you end up with the tire rubbing on suspension components. The spacers give you the extra room needed for the extra width tires when using the stock wheels. It reduces your back spacing. Aftermarket wheels have this lower back spacing built in.
 
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