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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Big tires on Moab (Rubicon) rims WITH OUT wheel spacers on TJ

I'm wondering how big of tires will fit on a TJ with Moab (Rubicon) rims WITHOUT wheel spacers. Pictures of what you have along with tire specs would be great.

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Unread 04-25-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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255x85R16's... Basically a 33x10.50... Anything else requires spacers... I have the ravine's and wanted a 33x12.50. So i went with spidertrax..

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Unread 04-26-2007, 03:22 AM   #3
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Ive got 285's on my TJ with Rubicon wheels. However, my picture page is down right now, so I will have to post later. If you want to know really bad, you can just do a search on my latest posts, and you will find pictures of my rig in there. I feel like ive been posting pics like crazy lately.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 03:26 AM   #4
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let me see if this works...



not the picture i wanted to post, but it will work for now
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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:01 AM   #5
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315/75/R16 Baja Claw on the factory Moab's. No spacers:



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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:37 AM   #6
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315/75/R16 Baja Claw on the factory Moab's. No spacers:




Really!? a 315/75/46 with no spacers? That equals a 35x12.5x16! I didn't think that would be possible. Do you get any rubbing on the spring perch or tie rods? Can you disco with that? I'm just really amazed I thougth 285/75-16 would be the biggest.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 09:26 AM   #7
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No sir, no rubbing. Keep in mind the Claws run a little small. They actually measure 34 inches tall.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 09:29 AM   #8
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No sir, no rubbing. Keep in mind the Claws run a little small. They actually measure 34 inches tall.
That might be but its still a big tire. So thats great news. That makes me really want to pick up some Moab rims I've been considering.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 09:30 AM   #9
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Stock Rubi wheels w/ 285 75 R16 Trxus MTs. No rubbing, no spacers, no washers.

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Unread 04-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #10
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Stock Rubi wheels w/ 285 75 R16 Trxus MTs. No rubbing, no spacers, no washers.


Nice setup. That looks about perfect. How much lift do you have.

By the way. Thanks for the detailed info. Thats what I needed to know.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 03:55 AM   #11
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I would dare to say, it just depends on how much space you have under the fender. You could probably, like stated above, fit a 35x12.50 on em no problem. Heres a couple more of the 285's on em. I think the BS on the rubi wheels are amazing!





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Unread 04-27-2007, 08:27 AM   #12
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Bloke

I do like those 285's. I never like 33" tires before because they stick out too far. But I really like the way the 285's on Moabs look. I see you have a 3" life. Is that about right or could you get buy with a 2"? I like the idea of a lower center of gravity.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 04:16 PM   #13
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Fargo,

Your going to find, that there is a big difference in a 2", and three 3". Three inch lift are going to typically, much like the Full Traction, give you a little more. But what i found with the 2", its really just make the jeep look a little more stout. With a 3", (im not knocking anybody with 2" lift...PROMISE!), I find your starting to get a little more usablity off road out of your rig.

With my 3", personally, i feel very solid on the road, and very secure off road. Even with the 285's, (being eleven and a half inches wide), there is a sense of great stability.

I would not put 33's on a 2". Im actually, looking to take my lift a step better, and get adj. control arms, and put some taller springs. My 33's fit wonderful, and they are the perfect size for the lift. However my 33's, much like a lot of other forum users, will easily accomodate a 4" lift.

3", is a minimal for 33's. imho
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Unread 04-27-2007, 04:24 PM   #14
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Fargo,

Your going to find, that there is a big difference in a 2", and three 3". Three inch lift are going to typically, much like the Full Traction, give you a little more. But what i found with the 2", its really just make the jeep look a little more stout. With a 3", (im not knocking anybody with 2" lift...PROMISE!), I find your starting to get a little more usablity off road out of your rig.

With my 3", personally, i feel very solid on the road, and very secure off road. Even with the 285's, (being eleven and a half inches wide), there is a sense of great stability.

I would not put 33's on a 2". Im actually, looking to take my lift a step better, and get adj. control arms, and put some taller springs. My 33's fit wonderful, and they are the perfect size for the lift. However my 33's, much like a lot of other forum users, will easily accomodate a 4" lift.

3", is a minimal for 33's. imho

Thanks for the info. I'll be picking up some Moab takeoffs tomarrow. They have new MTRs on there yet so it will be a couple of years until I need tires. I started this thread trying to decide if I wanted the 16" rims or not. But I really like the tucked tires so I'll be posting a similar question in 2-3 years when I need tires. I'm sure I'll be debating between a 265 or a 285, But by then I might be all ready for the big boy. We'll see. I've got new tires now so I have a lot of time to think about it.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 04:49 PM   #15
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Nice setup. That looks about perfect. How much lift do you have.

By the way. Thanks for the detailed info. Thats what I needed to know.
No problem, i love the setup. I got the 3" BDS (because of their "no fine print warranty" which entitles direct replacement of any suspension component, except shocks, under any circumstance whatsoever) but i'm not sure exactly how much lift was gained.
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