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225/75r16 to 285/75r16 2015 Wrangler

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Bodangus99, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Dec 23, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    Bodangus99

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    Have stock Jeep Wrangler unlimited sport 2015, live in a rough weather places, going from 225/75r16 to 285/75r16, don't wanna lift or do anything crazy, are spacers OK for this? If so what size and how am I compensating for the wider axle in the back? And what are the metals im looking for, I don't wanna lose a wheel
     
  2. Dec 23, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    The largest tire diameter you can run on a stock Jeep JK is 33". This works on the street. But, if you intend to tackle rougher terrain where there will be more articulation (flex), you run the risk of your new tires hitting and possibly damaging your fenders.

    So you are likely going to end up with an issue. The 33" tires, without spacers, will only rub slightly on the swaybar at full turn so you can actually get away without the wheel spacers if you wish. However, you may wish to consider a small lift or you will have issues if in a hard flex.

    A puck lift is easy to do and cheap...just a 1.75" or 2" will do the trick.

    If you want to go with wheel spacers though, you can get a set of either 1.25" or 1.5". The vast majority of these are aluminum.

    The number one thing you need to know when using aluminum wheel spacers is you need to remove the tires and retorque the wheel spacers several times a month for a while after they are first mounted...then a couple of times a year after that. They can be quite dangerous if the nuts loosen up.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2016 at 10:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    What Richard said. I've been running 1.5" spacers for 3 years without issues. Running 33" tires, and no lift, I only had rubbing when the suspension was compressed. After the initial check of torque at around 500 miles, I only check them when I rotate the tires. When I installed them, I cleaned the surface they mount against very good, and used lock tite on the bolts.
     
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  4. Dec 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks guys, Happy holidays!
     
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