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275/70R18 without a lift on a stock 2017 Sahara?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Capn294, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:40 AM
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    Capn294

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    I just bought a 2017 Wrangler Sahara unlimited, and was wondering if I can get away with a 275/70r18 with out a lift. I don't do any major off-roading, just some muffing every now and then. Does anyone have any experience with this size on there stock Jeep?
     
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  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:42 AM
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    Mudding* but I do like to muff the fiancé every now and again!!
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    They should fit fine. You might need to install wheel spacers if you have any rubbing.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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    Thank you Chris! Maybe you can dispel a rumor that I heard from a tire installer that spacers are bad idea to put on.
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    My opinion, a quality wheels spacers installed properly is fine.
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    Yeah they just want to sell you some wheels too. If spacers were unsafe they would be outlawed.
     
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  7. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    LMAO. Nice dude.

    But back to the subject at hand. Previous posters covered my thoughts and opinions. I agree. Spacers are safe. Just a pain in the ass. You really should check their torque every now and then. It's all about back spacing. Buy wheels with back spacing. And you can bypass the spacers. I have wheels with 4 1/2" back spacing. And I love the stance and fender coverage. Just my opinion. Your Jeep. Make it yours.

    Sorry, still laughing over capn294s comment.
     
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  8. Apr 27, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    chris4x4

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    What the others have said. I've been running wheel spacers for over 3 years without issues. No different than a wheel with different back spacing, when considering the moment loading of the hub.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    I put on some Nitto terra grappler 2's 305/50R20 no lift or spacers and no rubbing.

    Doug
     
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