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Old 08-22-2016, 08:49 AM
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Need some new tire advice & help

I have a 2016 75th Anny. that I plan to lift with the RRO spacer kit.
I'm looking at some 18x9 wheels with +18 offset and 285/65/18 BFG KO2's. I like this tire size for the overall diameter (32.5") but concerned with the width.

Will this work or nah?

FYI: 90% on road daily driver. I want an aggressive look but good road manners.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:10 AM
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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

I'm not sure about any clearance issues with the size you're looking, but it will be very close if it does clear. Mine are extremely close, and I'm not sure I could go any bigger without having to trim or adjust some stuff. You could go with a 255/70/18 with that same tire, which is what I did, and rest assured they don't rub. It's 1/2" smaller and about an inch narrower than you were looking at, but you'll have no rub issues with any suspension height. Same aggressive look, and every bit as capable, without any rubbing. If you match the spare, it will fit in the storage compartment with the lid closed, so you can put the spare into your rotation.
And don't worry about road manners. These tires are freaking amazing. Very comfortable, quite, and grip well on/off road. You'll love them.



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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

Thanks for the info.
As far as the spare goes, I was toying with the idea of a hitch mounted spare tire mount....maybe.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:39 AM
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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

This tire and wheel comparer is pretty neat. Put your stock tire and wheel combo on the left side and your proposed tire and wheel on the right to give you some comparison.
Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

56 offset is stock. I've mostly seen in the 30 to 40 offset range. I would look into the 18 offset some more before committing. I get all turned around on those negative, positive and offsets so I'm not much help but this member used to work in the industry and posted a real helpful link.
Offset - Backspace - ideal fitment - Calculation chart

Edit: just saw where he did say 18+ would work, but called it real aggressive.
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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

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This tire and wheel comparer is pretty neat. Put your stock tire and wheel combo on the left side and your proposed tire and wheel on the right to give you some comparison.
Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

56 offset is stock. I've mostly seen in the 30 to 40 offset range. I would look into the 18 offset some more before committing. I get all turned around on those negative, positive and offsets so I'm not much help but this member used to work in the industry and posted a real helpful link.
Offset - Backspace - ideal fitment - Calculation chart

Edit: just saw where he did say 18+ would work, but called it real aggressive.

yeah, I've used that before.

But the more I think about it the more I think I'll keep the stock wheels and just add bigger tires and adapter/spacers. Mainly because the wheels are color matched to the 75th anniversary badges.

I want to keep that stock plus kind of look.

bBsides I can use that $1k+ I save on wheels on a Corsa exhaust system.
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They should already be huge unless you bought out of state. Everything is bigger in Texas. lol.

I do like your stock wheels. You don't see those every day.
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They should already be huge unless you bought out of state. Everything is bigger in Texas. lol.

I do like your stock wheels. You don't see those every day.
I think it would look good......would make people think: "Is that stock?"
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Yeah, that's kinda what I was going for too. I like it to look unique and/or custom, but not so much that it screams aftermarket. I like that my rims ARE Jeep rims, so it may make someone wonder, "does it come like that?" To me that's the perfect modifications, when they're just subtle enough to make people wonder of it's custom or not, but yet obvious enough that it gets noticed.
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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

Same here. I bought these Mopar rugged off road wheels from a Jeep Garage member for $500 for the set incl. shipping. They ride nice and not everyone has them.
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First I've seen that style, with that color combo. Nice touch with the small areas of machined aluminum to accent the black.
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Re: Need some new tire advice & help

I agree with keeping the stock wheels and getting a bigger set of tires/spacers. I'm a big fan of the stock wheels with up-sized tires. Plus the 75th anniversary wheel's are sweet.
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I'd pass on the spacers. Just run the stock rims, with a tire that is narrow enough to fit. IMHO, it looks like crap when the wheel are pushed way out due to spacers. The 75th anniversary rims look great, don't ugly it up by pushing them out to an unnatural looking position. At the very least if you do a spacer keep it very very thin, but I'd skip it all together if it was me.
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