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Hello,

I am new here and was told to check you guys out for some good info. Sorry as I am sure this question has been asked a million times but I am looking to order new tires for my '08 Rubicon....it is stock and I am looking at tires that are 285/70/17, the height of the tire is 33in and the width of the tire is 11.5in per Quadratec. Will that be too big for my stock Rubicon?? I know the current size is 255/70/17 and wanted a little bigger tire. I am looking at the Goodyear MT/R w/ Kevlar if that matters. Would I have issues with rubbing?? I dont do a whole lot of offroading...just the beach down OBX and some dirt roads...no rocks or anything like that.

Thanks for your help, and again, sorry for asking the same old question.

Bob
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-12-2010, 10:24 AM
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I'm looking at the same tire! I might suggest you put on a 2.5 BB Lift. I got my 2.5" TeraFlex Budget Boost Lift from 4 Wheel Parts 2 years ago for $229.00 Plus Tax and shipping. I think it came out to about $279.00 total. My wife and I put it on in our driveway on a Saturday with no problems.

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I've got Yok Geolander AT-S in 285-70/17 and they fit fine on my 09 Rubi 2dr. I had a little bit of rub when I tried to stuff them into the fender but under normal driving conditions on anything with the sway bar engaged they fit great.

I did eventually get the teraflex bb mainly to level the front end and make it look a little better.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-13-2010, 07:35 AM
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Goodyear MTR/K's 285/70/17 on factory wheels with 1.5" spidertrax spacers, and 2.5" Teraflex BB:

YouTube - Testing: Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar

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Sweet video....my only problem is my Jeep isn't lifted. Was just trying to see if the 285/70/17's would fit on stock rims at the stock height.

Thanks though!
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I have 285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's with no lift and stock rims. They fit with a little bit of clearance in the wheel well. Only rubbing issue I have is when I turn the wheel all the way to the right or left, thats when the tires rub a bit, but the turning radius on the Jeep is so tight that I very rarely have to completely crank the wheels. Hope this helps.

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Most of the "285/75" metric tires, no matter the mfg, are advertised at 33 inch dia. but

Installed they generally run 32" +

With stock wheels and NO SPACERS they will rub on sharp turns

The Hankook DynaPro series are within 1% of their advertised dia, when installed

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Mine are LT295/75x16 and advertised at 33.4" dia--they're 33 1/8" installed

I had to get rid of the front bumper and use Spidertrax 1.5" spacers--NO LIFT

They are fine ON-ROAD, but not OFF-ROAD, so I'm installing my RC 2.5" lift--33" tires are as big as I will go !!

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