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Unread 07-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Buying '13 Sport - Advice on tires

Because I am too cheap to pay for an S package when all I want is A/C, I am planning to buy a base "B" package Wrangler with simply adding A/C, Sirius and 3.73s (would add a limited slip but for '13 I don't see where you can get a B package with one).

I know stock sized tires are 225/75/16. I know I can put a 245/75/16 on the stock steel wheels, as I had a friend that did that to his. Can I go bigger on the stock wheels? I know a 32" tire will fit, but I am also concerned about how wide I can go utilizing the steel 16s. Ideally, a 265/75/16 will fit, but I am wondering about a 285/75/16 on a 7.5" wide wheel. I see that works out to about a 32.8" tire, so it sounds like some trimming needs to be done.

Someday I will have the cash to get new wheels, but for now I'm lucky to afford the damn Jeep I assume 265/75/16 is as big as I can go, but I wanted to verify 285s are no good and I failed at searching for the answer. Thanks!

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Unread 07-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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You can fit 285/75/16 with some wheel spacers.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I'd almost bet that a 255/85/16 would fit...?

But I don't know what the factory offset is on the 16s. Tall and (relatively) skinny works surprisingly well.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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I'm running 285/75 X 16" on aftermarket 16 X 8" with 4.8" backspacing with stock suspension. Goodyear DuraTrac's. Should fit the 7.5" rims but using the "stocker" will likely require spacers, but the price of 4 spacers will "buy" the time to save up for new rims
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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I'm bummed because 2 things I really want, a limited slip and Alpine stereo, were available on B packages in 2012 but not in 2013 (I know this because I've sold them for 7 years now).

Alpine is nothing special, but for $395 its a cheap upgrade over stock and integrates nicely into an interior that will see a lot of sun, and probably an occassional rainy accident. Limited slip would be great to have period. I simply do not want to pay $2,500 to get the S just to get the availability of those options. Everyone has those plain 17" 5 spokes, and the stock tires suck and I don't care about a leather wheel. Oh well
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I'd almost bet that a 255/85/16 would fit...?

But I don't know what the factory offset is on the 16s. Tall and (relatively) skinny works surprisingly well.
They tend to be in the "E" range tires though. Harsh on a Jeep.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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They tend to be in the "E" range tires though. Harsh on a Jeep.
Most 285s seem to be as well.
I don't like to run e rated tires but I've known a lot of Tacoma guys that run them and don't mind it a bit.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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Why not buy some sport s take off wheels and tires, they are going for 500 bucks for a new set of 5 wheels and tires in my area.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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Or you can just find a set of Rubi takeoffs and solve your wheel and tire problem for under $1000, I was looking into that but just decided on new wheels and tires. I have 265/75/16 on mine and no rubbing as of yet.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #10
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285's Will fit with some spacers. I run Spidertrax On mine and I am very impressed with the quality check them out.

By the way I've seen a lot of jeeps run the 285's on the stock 16 inch wheels and it looks pretty good
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