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post #1 of 9 Old 06-25-2012, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Moab with 285/75r16 rub???

Just wanted to get your input.

I'm in need of wheels and tires soon. Been searching for a while and found a set of 5 moab 16's with Uniroyal 245/75r16 on them now. Asking price is $500.

Once I wear them out, I'm planning to go with 285/75r16. I've got a 4.5" and wanted to know if any has this setup and rubs? Front or rear.

Since finding them, I'm depating if I should go with steel. I currently have 15x8 with 3.25bs. No problems with rubbing at all.

Most of the wheeling I do is mud. Sometime small rocky stuff but that's if it happens to be on the same trail. In south florida, I haven't run into much rock trail. The only place I know of is in Ocala and that's a long drive.

XJ is my daily driver. If I go with Moab's they will have AT's that's close to 32". I'll put some kind of MT on my current wheels.


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-25-2012, 08:34 AM
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space the wheels out and you'll be fine
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What's you guys thought? Steel vs Moab? Is it preference? Better tire combo?

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Where in Miami are you?

I had Moabs on 285/75/16 and on an RE 3.5" and it was good but if I flexed the fenders popped off, at least the fronts. The Moab rim has 5" of backspacing.

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I'm in north miami. What kind of tire are your running?

I've been searching and found Summit has a set of 5 - 15x8 with 3.75bs for around $215.

Still deciding if I should go steel or moab. Anyone have summit wheels? Any problems?

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I had 285/75s on Moabs at 5" of lift for a week or 2, without spacers they rubbed the control arms at full lock but other then that they were fine.

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After finding those Summit wheels. I'm second guessing going with those Moabs....

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I have 305/70s on my Moabs with 1.25" spacers on a 4.5" lift. Without trimming they rub in the front a lot. They of course look way better than steel, but tires are more expensive

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I'm in north miami. What kind of tire are your running?

I've been searching and found Summit has a set of 5 - 15x8 with 3.75bs for around $215.

Still deciding if I should go steel or moab. Anyone have summit wheels? Any problems?
At that time I think I had Nitto A/Ts. However I have 35s on JK 17's now.

Moabs look nicer in my opinion, but it is up to you.

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