255/75/17 or 265/70/17 on stock sport wheels (steel).

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Sorry in advance if it’s been posted before I have searched the forum with no luck.
Not looking to go big just looking for a good all terrain. I’m installing a JLUR takeoff suspension and want to stick with my steel wheels. Budget build that will see lots of off road miles.
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Just concerned about rubbing with the stock wheel.
You won't rub with 285/70/17
This is the size of stock Rubicon tires.
Many people put rubicon take off wheels/tires on their sport/sahara without any issues.

You will need to re-calibrate with a programmer for the bigger tire size however.
 
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You won't rub with 285/70/17
This is the size of stock Rubicon tires.
Many people put rubicon take off wheels/tires on their sport/sahara without any issues.

You will need to re-calibrate with a programmer for the bigger tire size however.
Are the rubicon wheels the same backspacing?
I appreciate your input.
 

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Sorry in advance if it’s been posted before I have searched the forum with no luck.
Not looking to go big just looking for a good all terrain. I’m installing a JLUR takeoff suspension and want to stick with my steel wheels. Budget build that will see lots of off road miles.
Thanks
This was my thinking. I did not want to effect my overall gear ratio and drive-ability too much by going to oversize tires. Especially since I haul a small travel trailer at times. I settled on 255/75-17. They are a touch bigger than the stock tire, running just over 32", but not so big as to need the computer set for a larger tire.

I put on a Rubicon suspension that gave me 1.25" lift in the front and 2" in the rear then bought Falken MT01 LT255/75-17 tires. I'm very satisfied by how my Jeep turned out and for what I do it's perfect.

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This was my thinking. I did not want to effect my overall gear ratio and drive-ability too much by going to oversize tires. Especially since I haul a small travel trailer at times. I settled on 255/75-17. They are a touch bigger than the stock tire, running just over 32", but not so big as to need the computer set for a larger tire.

I put on a Rubicon suspension that gave me 1.25" lift in the front and 2" in the rear then bought Falken MT01 LT255/75-17 tires. I'm very satisfied by how my Jeep turned out and for what I do it's perfect.

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I also have a rubicon suspension waiting to go on
This was my thinking. I did not want to effect my overall gear ratio and drive-ability too much by going to oversize tires. Especially since I haul a small travel trailer at times. I settled on 255/75-17. They are a touch bigger than the stock tire, running just over 32", but not so big as to need the computer set for a larger tire.

I put on a Rubicon suspension that gave me 1.25" lift in the front and 2" in the rear then bought Falken MT01 LT255/75-17 tires. I'm very satisfied by how my Jeep turned out and for what I do it's perfect.

20191101_150330 (Medium).jpg


20191101_153932cropped (Medium).jpg
your Jeep looks good on the 255’s. I was leaning towards 265’s but now I’m not so sure.
 

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