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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Tire and Wheel Combination

So, if I go with the Stock rims that come on a 2005 WK Laredo, and get 255/75/17 BFG KM1s, with an OME Lift kit, will I need spacers to clear the tires? Or will I be fine?

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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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Yes the bolt is still in the way
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
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ill bet moabs would look sick on the newer GC
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Unread 08-26-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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I want to get a set of Moabs, but thy require spacers for sure. I just want to know if my stock rims need them for my desired tire size.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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ya they probably would. If you like your stock rims that much then you can get spidertrax spacers. they are top of the line. Just really expensive
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Unread 08-27-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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You could also go with 245/75 tires. I think some people are running them on here with out any problems with the bolt or the pinch weld. I can't remember who. Search the threads.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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According to the sticky at the top of the thread page, 255/70/17 is the biggest you can run without moding with spacers or trimming the bolt.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 10:42 PM   #8
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If I go with the Spidertrax 1 and 1/4 will I need to trim the bolt or fold the pinch weld?
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If I go with the Spidertrax 1 and 1/4 will I need to trim the bolt or fold the pinch weld?
im not sure. dont know much about spacers just that spidertrax is the best
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Unread 08-28-2010, 12:01 AM   #10
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If I go with the Spidertrax 1 and 1/4 will I need to trim the bolt or fold the pinch weld?
If you get 1.25" spacers then yes, you will probably have to do the pinch weld. If you went with .25" spacers then you should be fine.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 01:32 AM   #11
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I am running 245/75/17 on my 06 with the RC lift. I can almost get my pinky finger between the bolt and the tire with no spacer. With a 255 I am positive you would have to get spacers. Mine do rub on the sway bar and the frame at full lock. Doesn't touch the pinch weld though. There are some pictures on this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/p...5-17-a-981615/
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Unread 08-29-2010, 07:11 PM   #12
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Right now I have 255/75R17 on mine stock, and with 1.5" spacers I don't rub at all until I hit a hard bump then you hear it. Without the spacers it would rub really badly. Good thing I finally got my lift kit in
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Unread 08-31-2010, 03:44 PM   #13
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This question comes up often and makes me wonder what .25" spacer is recommended. Would these be a sufficient fix to the bolt rub issue?

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Unread 09-03-2010, 11:21 PM   #14
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So, I am going with the 245/75/17 Wrangler Authority. Do you think it is worth messing with spacers, etc to fix the rubbing? Does the rubbing make the tire wear excessively on that area? Think I would have much rubbing off road? Can you just hammer out that area that it does rum, only at full lock right?
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Unread 09-03-2010, 11:49 PM   #15
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I have 255/70/R18 tires on mine and it rubs at little less then full lock and thats about it off road it does great haven't had much rubbing that i know of. i am saving up for spidertrax 1.25 inch spacers so i can pull into the tight parking spaces without tearing the tread off my tires. Your tire is 31.5 inches and mine is 32.1 so mine is a bit bigger so i am guessing rubbing shouldn't be to bad. But check out these things i found online for off roading watch the video. http://www.offroaders.com/directory/...illowtrack.htm
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