Tire Size? - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > JK Wrangler Technical Forum > Tire Size?

ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineSavvy Billet LED Tail Lights

Reply
Unread 08-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #16
janders82
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 692
I went through this same scenario just a couple weeks ago...thought about sticking with my stock 17s, but decided that spacers wasn't going to be the best option for me. I knew I would want to upgrade the wheels sooner than later, so I went ahead and bought a set to go with the new shoes. I ended up selling my 17s for the same price as I bought my XD Addicts for. The wheels have 4.5" of BS which allowed me to run 295/70/17s with no lift. As I said up top, the only rubbing I get is at full lock in reverse. Basically, I have to try to get them to rub. IMO grab a set of aftermarket wheels and sell the stock 17s to make up the difference.
here's the only pic I have right now to give you and idea of how it sits:

jk.jpg  
janders82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #17
toxicwaste29
Senior Member
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 741
Thanks for your help
toxicwaste29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #18
MeatCurtains
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: FT MITCHELL, Kentucky
Posts: 480
Thanks for clearing it up a little. I guess I'll save for some wheels as well.
MeatCurtains is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #19
toxicwaste29
Senior Member
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 741
Okay. Lets say my wheel has a BS of 5.5" i believe. I should be able to run the 295/70/17 without any issues correct.
toxicwaste29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #20
Wavedatya
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Clarington county, Ontario, Canada EH!
Posts: 1,369
I went from 255/70/18 to 275/65/18 and they rub. Not much but I noticed the other day
__________________
OF4WD member #7523. Durham 4x4 member.
Wavedatya is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #21
janders82
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 692
Quote:
Originally Posted by toxicwaste29 View Post
Okay. Lets say my wheel has a BS of 5.5" i believe. I should be able to run the 295/70/17 without any issues correct.
not correct. without the use of spacers, 5.5" of backspacing will actually be tucked under the fender more (closer to your suspension components), as opposed to the reccomended 4.5" of BS
janders82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
toxicwaste29
Senior Member
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 741
Okay, i got it now. I want a lower number of backspacing. Like golf, the lower the better?
toxicwaste29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #23
toxicwaste29
Senior Member
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 741
Please delete this thread
toxicwaste29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.