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Old 01-28-2015, 11:44 AM
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FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

Hi All,

Just an FYI that if you have air suspension and want to install 1.25" spacers with 275/55/20's, you will rub in Park Mode. I didnt do any damage, but when turning in park mode, you can/will pop off the wheel well molding. Snapped right back in, but happens every time.

1.25" spacers are coming off (Already sold, sorry), and will try out .75" spacers.

Will update the thread if they rub.

For anyone interested, I went with the Michelin LTX MS2's in 275/55/20 and they are amazing. Smoother, quieter, handles better, and they're incredible in the snow. All the little annoying bumps are gone or minimized and the big bumps don't feel quite as painful. It's what size should have been on them from the factory! Not to mention they look 100x better.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:51 PM
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FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

I have the front leveling kit and 1.25 spacers and no rubbing.

At first I installed the larger tires, same as the ones you have, without the leveling kit and no spacers with no rubbing.

Installed leveling kit and now had some rubbing on front right on the inside felt stuff when turned fully to right.

Installed 1,25 spacers to see if that would eliminate the issue. It seems to have fixed that problem.

The spacers surprised me. The truck now handles so much better. Takes corners like a race car. Love them.

Try the leveling kit. This may solve your problem.
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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

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Hi All,



Just an FYI that if you have air suspension and want to install 1.25" spacers with 275/55/20's, you will rub in Park Mode. I didnt do any damage, but when turning in park mode, you can/will pop off the wheel well molding. Snapped right back in, but happens every time.



1.25" spacers are coming off (Already sold, sorry), and will try out .75" spacers.



Will update the thread if they rub.



For anyone interested, I went with the Michelin LTX MS2's in 275/55/20 and they are amazing. Smoother, quieter, handles better, and they're incredible in the snow. All the little annoying bumps are gone or minimized and the big bumps don't feel quite as painful. It's what size should have been on them from the factory! Not to mention they look 100x better.

I totally agree with your assessment of the tires. Love everything about them. Highly recommend.
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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

I had 275/55 with no lift or spacers no issues what so ever.
What is the fascination with spacers in the states. They are illegal in oz.


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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

Hey, andosky...

Tires look awesome and sound like what I'm looking for for street n snow performance... So do the Michelin LTX MS2's in 275/55/20 fit on the stock overland rims without any work done to wheel well or suspension?


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Hey, andosky...

Tires look awesome and sound like what I'm looking for for street n snow performance... So do the Michelin LTX MS2's in 275/55/20 fit on the stock overland rims without any work done to wheel well or suspension?


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I have the same tire. They fit the stock rim no issues. No rubbing or other issues. They fill the front wheel well pretty nice. You can see that in his pictures. My pictures show the difference after adding the front leveling kit. Great tire. I could feel the difference as soon as I left the tire shop. Much smoother ride.
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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

Santa, do they have a stiff side wall... I don't like the feel or control of a soft side wall. Also do they mess with tpms/speedometer/ or anything related?

Also thanks for the info above. Been looking for a good all in one tire.


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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

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Santa, do they have a stiff side wall... I don't like the feel or control of a soft side wall. Also do they mess with tpms/speedometer/ or anything related?

Also thanks for the info above. Been looking for a good all in one tire.


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I can't comment about the sidewall. I don't know. Someone else may be better to answer that for you or the Mrg website may have that info. Or ask the tire shop.

This tire 1.5 inches taller than stock. The Odometer will be effected. I have a Diablo tuner and that gives me the option to change many parameters on the truck including the tire size. This fixes the Odometer.

I'm in Atlanta and we don't get the snow like up north. I do know that Discount tire had this rated as their #1 choice for tires in this size. The Nitto was #2.

Hope this helps.
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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

Does adding spaces affect your turning radius?
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Re: FYI - Rubbing with 1.25" Spacers and 275/55/20

Hi All,
I have 2014 Summit and I want to either put on the LTX MS2's (if I can get them still) or the new LTX Premier 275/55-20... Do I need to add spacers? I'm assuming the .75" worked that Andoskyy talked about previously?
I know nothing about wheel spacers... do you really need them? From what some people say... if you just put the larger tire on... its all ok... you add different size spacers and then things start to rub etc...
Also... went to town fair tire up in MA and ofcourse the guy there (dick) immediately said oh you cant do that, you cant go up to that size... your transmission will blow and I need you to sign a waiver. Saying the larger tire diameter wont work with jeeps and the all wheel drive system...


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