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285/50/20 vs 275/55/20

So getting close to ordering a slightly larger AT tire to replace the stock Forteras on my standard suspension. I'm looking to gain some more rubber without having to go to an 18" rim.

According to the below diagrams the 285/50 seems closer to stock within the well wheel, but most seem to be going with the 275/55 or keeping the stock size. Is biggest issue the width as opposed to the OD within the wheel well?

It seems like the 285/50 fit better and are within acceptable ranges for suspension, fender and wheelwell, although it does put it 0.2" closer to brakes. Also the speedo will be closer to OEM. First one is 275/55/20 next is 285/50/20.

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It really comes down to where you want to see the most rubber on your tire. The 285 will give you more width and only a little bit of height where as the 275 will give you more height but only a little bit of width, so you are correct. It's just a question of which looks better to you and how badly it bothers you for the speedo to be off.
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Re: 285/50/20 vs 275/55/20

Thanks yeah, I guess I'd rather have more height, but if I'm gonna worry about going over a speed bump with 275s because of the tight fit vs not with 285s, I'd take the 285s.
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Re: 285/50/20 vs 275/55/20

i'm running 285/50s and my buddy is running 275/55s. Neither of us have any issues at any of the QL heights. Totally up to you on preference. I wanted a wider contact patch in an A/T as close to stock as possible.
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Re: 285/50/20 vs 275/55/20

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i'm running 285/50s and my buddy is running 275/55s. Neither of us have any issues at any of the QL heights. Totally up to you on preference. I wanted a wider contact patch in an A/T as close to stock as possible.
Thanks for that info. So on your jeep no spacers and no issues with the width of the 285.
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