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post #1 of 42 Old 05-02-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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for all the budget boost guys with 285s....

i know there has been a recent increase in the guys who are running smaller then an ome lift with 285s on their rig and since theres not too many in the wheel/combo sticky.. if you guys could as to be so kind to post some pictures of your rig and your lift... and what did you have to do to get them in there ??

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post #2 of 42 Old 05-02-2012, 09:55 PM
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C'mon matty, I just talked myself *out* of doing 285s.. you're gonna make me regret my decision, arent you?

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I was just thinking 285/60/18's till I saw how much width it would add.

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Hypothetically at least, I think with a 0 offset rim, 2inch lift, Bilsteins, strut spacers, and MLL's on the back, it'd work. Thats what I was considering doing. Naturally you'd have to take care of the pinch weld, and likely have to do bumpstop extensions in the back and possibly the fender lip mod.... but I think it'd be doable. I just decided, at this point, I dont wanna go through all that effort.

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ive seen a few guys on here with 285s... and they look so sweet on the truck, but as far as how plausable they are off road ??.... i think theyre more for cosmetics then for purpose...

i just think they look sooo sweet

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i think theyre more for cosmetics then for purpose...
That's what I was thinking too!

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That's what I was thinking too!
Well, they won't stuff up in the fenders as well as the smaller sizes, but they should give you more functional clearance. The main reason to lift a vehicle is to make room for larger tires, which increases ground clearance... especially between the differentials and the ground. Theres no other way to increase the clearance there except for larger tires.

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Well, they won't stuff up in the fenders as well as the smaller sizes, but they should give you more functional clearance. The main reason to lift a vehicle is to make room for larger tires, which increases ground clearance... especially between the differentials and the ground. Theres no other way to increase the clearance there except for larger tires.
I'm not running a lift but I'm thinking I could go this route without one.

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Well, they won't stuff up in the fenders as well as the smaller sizes, but they should give you more functional clearance. The main reason to lift a vehicle is to make room for larger tires, which increases ground clearance... especially between the differentials and the ground. Theres no other way to increase the clearance there except for larger tires.
This is true - but - if you need more clearance you're probably gonna need some room to flex as well. It's a double edged sword.

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couple things to look into with the 285s- bumpstops in the rear and your pinch welds. the more i look at 285s, its prob going to be more of a cosmetic enhancement than a functional enhancement...

i think i lived out west where the wheeling was more flat surfaces and less muddy, etc...- id do 285s in a heartbeat. but here on the east coast, the amount of moisture, mud, rocks, etc at the ORPs around here, flexing is inevitable.

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couple things to look into with the 285s- bumpstops in the rear and your pinch welds. the more i look at 285s, its prob going to be more of a cosmetic enhancement than a functional enhancement...

i think i lived out west where the wheeling was more flat surfaces and less muddy, etc...- id do 285s in a heartbeat. but here on the east coast, the amount of moisture, mud, rocks, etc at the ORPs around here, flexing is inevitable.
Cosmetic - exactly. If a guy just wants to fit thebiggest tire the wheel well will accommodate the possibilities will be less limited. But if you want it to be functionally wheelable you have to consider up travel during flex. If you have to extend your bump stops to the point of minimal uptravel in order to stay out of your wheel well you may as well drop the Jeep and get a street performance suspension setup with big rims and low profile meats.

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i know there has been a recent increase in the guys who are running smaller then an ome lift with 285s on their rig and since theres not too many in the wheel/combo sticky.. if you guys could as to be so kind to post some pictures of your rig and your lift... and what did you have to do to get them in there ??

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You can look in my gallery. i just did it with 285 nittos. yes you do not get much flex room but it is still functional with all the pinch and rear fender mod. its a little bit of work but i think its worth it for the clearance. i would suggest the rear bump stop modd tho. i stuff the tire in the well a little to often but no real damage. i did my own mod to the front to make it not rub at all. after folding down the pinch weld and sealing it. i cut about an inch of the plastic fender out then kinda went up a little on the plastic bubble and back down right where the plastic door trim is.(be careful when you start the cut from the back, if you cut to high at first you will expose the frame hole and will probably need to plug it) then took a black sheet metal screw and pinned the back portion up against the firewall.(i put the screw high enough and sunk it into the plastic a bit to make sure it does not grab tire) then on the exposed wheel well i sprayed basically rhino liner to blend with the plastic. looks good plus you cant even really see in there with such a big tire. look at omelets rear fender mod for the back. i have done it, but i still think i need the longer bump stop.

i know all of that is going to be kinda jumbled and a mess sorry. i would love to post pics on the thread but cant figure out how to do it with out loading it to my gallery first???


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