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265/70 + 1.5" spacers - will they fit before lift?

Question for the lifted crowd, or those who may have been around long enough to see this question asked before.

I've got a 2.25" Rough Country lift waiting to go on the Jeep.

I've got 265/70/17s & 1.5" spacers arriving this week.

The Jeep is my daily driver, and I'm to the point where I definitely need to install these tires this week. However, I can't see myself having enough time after work to install the lift, then go the tires mounted and balanced the next day.

My question is - can I run 265/70/17s and spacers with no lift? It will be 100% around town driving - and I can handle the pinchweld mod no problemo.

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no doubt you can make em fit... depends on how much cutting your doing and how bad you don't mind rubbing. I had 275/65/20 on my 2" RC spacer lift with rubbing only at full lock but I also have cut quite a bit out.


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Well, it sits right now with 265/70s and 1.5" wheel spacers, no lift. Definitely getting some rub on the back inner fender liner over the infamous pinch weld - anything over about 3/4 of a full turn of the steering wheel. We'll see how much **** I tear up driving it this evening. I may have to get ambitious and put the lift on tomorrow.
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Put the lift on, you'll still get rubbing at full lock. I put a 2.25" RR lift on mine with 265/70/17's and Spidertrax 1.5" spacers and still had rubbing after the pinch weld mod. I didn't go quite as far down as others did initially but I've since grinded it down. I couldn't get the wheel well molding to stay put after I heated it up so I just cut about 10 inches of it off with a cutting wheel and painted the bare metal. Now, no rubbing at full lock. My only concern is wheel travel over rocks, will see how that works out. Should be fine.
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Thanks to a career change and snowy weather, I've been daily driving this thing with no lift for 2 weeks now. I can get a 75% turn of the steering wheel before the tires rub the back of the splash guard on a flat surface. LOL This is so far from ideal that it's laughable, but the new job requires little driving for daily work.

The Jeep is my DD, so it doesn't see anything crazy. I've got a non-dd friendly truck if I want to hit the trails or rip **** up.

My thoughts are actually leaning towards some Bilstein front struts, just the 4700s, and perhaps some OME HD front springs instead of the RC spacers. I could live with the spacer in the back for now with new shocks. Thoughts?

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Thanks to a career change and snowy weather, I've been daily driving this thing with no lift for 2 weeks now. I can get a 75% turn of the steering wheel before the tires rub the back of the splash guard on a flat surface. LOL This is so far from ideal that it's laughable, but the new job requires little driving for daily work.

The Jeep is my DD, so it doesn't see anything crazy. I've got a non-dd friendly truck if I want to hit the trails or rip **** up.

My thoughts are actually leaning towards some Bilstein front struts, just the 4700s, and perhaps some OME HD front springs instead of the RC spacers. I could live with the spacer in the back for now with new shocks. Thoughts?
honestly better off with ome HD springs and struts combined... people have had the bilsteins 5100's with stock springs and though it was too soft.


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