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post #1 of 6 Old 02-12-2007, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone running stock 16" rims and 4.5" of lift? What size tires do you run?

I am going to be installing my lift here soon and my tires are about worn out. I would like to keep the stock 16" limited rims.

What kind of rubbing issues would I have with some 285-75-16 tires? Would I beable to runs them with out spacers?

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You'll have pretty good rubbing and gearing issues if you go with that size...

Most guys run 33's on 6+

But if you do enough trimming you can take care of the rubbing problem. The gearing is pushing it with 33's on the stock 3.73's if you do all local it would probably be fine, but going up big hills on the highway is where it sucks.

For the rims you'll need spacers to put you at 3.75-4" back spacing for 33's

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I would run 265/75/16

Thats 32/10.5

the 285/75/16's are 33x11.5 and would rub A LOT!

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I'm running the 2.5" BB from Kevin's and I also have 265/75R16's running on stock wheels. Have some nice rubbing issues on the control arms and limited my turning radius before I put 1.5" wheel spacers on. Keep in mind, those saying you need 3.75"-4" back spacing are thinking of the ZJ. But for a WJ, you start with 6" backspacing on the stock 16" wheels, 17" I believe has the 6.25" backspacing. Putting on anything more than a 1.5" wheel spacer is NOT recommended. Sort of like don't run a polypuck (BB) more than 2"-2.5"...

see for stock information if you need to.

Edit: Wanted to add that even after the 1.5" wheel spacers, I had to trim part of the front bumper to keep it from rubbing while turning and in reverse.

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If you have ditched your stock LCA's for aftermarket LCA's, expect even more rubbing issues.

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Originally Posted by BlaineWasHere
I would run 265/75/16

Thats 32/10.5

the 285/75/16's are 33x11.5 and would rub A LOT!
thats what im running, works well...depending on how hardcore you are...if youre gonna start doing things like disconnecting sway bars and such then you'll need to trim more obvioulsy...

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