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I picked these up for $95 a piece and also got disount tire to swap out my 265 Wrangler AT's with brand new 255/70 Hancook A/T's. I'm having a cv boot replaced but will have this setup installed by Friday hopefully and take pics. These aren't y DREAM wheels but they will do for now
I didn't want to put spacers or HAVE to do any more modding due to rubbing so I think I have solved my delimma's now. I don't think the tire size will look THAT different and to be honest I like the Hancooks much better and hear they are a much better tire.


 

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Moved this over to the Suspension / Tires section
 

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You will be happy with those tires.

What size wheels did you go with?
 

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:shrug03:Waiting till friday for pics
 

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I think those wheels are actually pretty sick...never seen em' before.
 

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You will be happy with those tires.

What size wheels did you go with?
The wheels are 17 x 8.5's. The offset is +25, but I am not sure I like the way it looks. They need to be sticking out a tad more. The guy there (good dude....very helpful and patient) said he could order a +18 offset and try those on. What offset do you guys think I need to equal, say, the stock wheels with a 1.25" spacer on them, in terms of stance? I think I will go back to the 265's too after we try them on and see how they fit...albeit I am going to get the Hancooks. The guy that sold me the original Wranglers did a song and dance to get me to get those even though I SPECIFICALLY asked for Hancooks, so that is the tire I want to end up with.
 

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I think those wheels are actually pretty sick...never seen em' before.
Considering the price...hell yeah, haha. Thanks
 

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A 17x8.5 wheel with + 25 offset is equal to 5.7 inches of back spacing. Our stock wheels have 6 inches of back spacing however your new wheels are 1 inch wider. So basically the wheels will stick out 1.3 inches over stock. That would be similar to adding a 1.25 inch wheel spacer to your stock wheels.

+18 offset will be equivalent to 5.4 inches of back spacing so the wheel will stick out 1.6 inches over stock. Also when you are going from the stock tire width to a wider width the tires will stck our a hair further.
 

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A 17x8.5 wheel with + 25 offset is equal to 5.7 inches of back spacing. Our stock wheels have 6 inches of back spacing however your new wheels are 1 inch wider. So basically the wheels will stick out 1.3 inches over stock. That would be similar to adding a 1.25 inch wheel spacer to your stock wheels.

+18 offset will be equivalent to 5.4 inches of back spacing so the wheel will stick out 1.6 inches over stock. Also when you are going from the stock tire width to a wider width the tires will stck our a hair further.
Thanks. Before they mounted them---for s__ts and giggles, I had them mount the 265 on the new +25 wheel. Looked greaT, and cleared the hell out of the stud and body rubbing AND the fender wells....BUT wa still a HAIR away from the swaybar. I juat know that it would still rub there had I left them. I want to try the 265's on the +18 wheels and see how that works before I make a final decision on the 255's because they look kind of puny compared to the old setup.
 

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Thanks. Before they mounted them---for s__ts and giggles, I had them mount the 265 on the new +25 wheel. Looked greaT, and cleared the hell out of the stud and body rubbing AND the fender wells....BUT wa still a HAIR away from the swaybar. I juat know that it would still rub there had I left them. I want to try the 265's on the +18 wheels and see how that works before I make a final decision on the 255's because they look kind of puny compared to the old setup.
So there was no rubbing what so ever up front? We are in theory running a similar set up since your new wheels back spacing/width put your wheel out approximately the same distance that my 1.25 inch spacers do. The only difference is there was no way my tires would fit had I not bent over the pinch weld and re molded the inner plastic fender well. These tires I have must be a lot bigger then others who run 265/70's in different brands.
 

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So there was no rubbing what so ever up front? We are in theory running a similar set up since your new wheels back spacing/width put your wheel out approximately the same distance that my 1.25 inch spacers do. The only difference is there was no way my tires would fit had I not bent over the pinch weld and re molded the inner plastic fender well. These tires I have must be a lot bigger then others who run 265/70's in different brands.
Nope, no rubbing anywhere in the fender wells with the 265's on the +25 wheel, but like I said, it was still pretty damned close to the swaybar, albeit better than the stock whell with the 265. I think offraod and cornering might make it rub, though with the +25 wheel. NOW, I want to order the same wheel but with a +18 offset. Tat will fix the swaybar issue, but I am afraid THAT will MAKE the tire hit the pinchweld, whatchmacallit, haha. BUT---I can FIX that. I'm screwed with the swaybar, lol. I can snap a coule of pics of the +25 wheels on the 255's if you guys want to give me your opinions on that setup. i.e. if you think the tire looks big enough, if the tire is ok, but you think I should get a wider wheel stance wheel, etc., etc.
 

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some pics





 

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Picture is too dark!
 

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Picture is too dark!
I know it, haha. My camera is broken and won't zoom in or out so I was standing way in the street to get those, so the flash didn't do much good. :(
 

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Your commander looks awsome.
 

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My opinion,
Looks AWSOME!
Sidewall bumping the swaybar at full lock likely wont hurt a thing beyond polishing the bar/sidewall.
Full lock operation is so rare that, using your description, I wouldn't change a thing.
Real nice look/ tough.

Rob
Thanks man. These (in the pix) are the 255's...they don't rub ANYTHING. I was saying that even the 265's didn't rub, but were REALLY close. My delimma is this:
A) should I leave it as is?
B) should I get a +18 offset wheel (+25 on there now) AND put 265's on? This would def. take care of the rubbing on the swaybar because the wheel is set outward a tad more, but MAY cause me rubbing in the fenderwell. (no fenderwell rubbing at all with the 265 and the current +25 wheel, but swaybar is really close)
C) Put thw 265's on the +25 wheels so I have no fender well rubbing. but still risk possible swaybar rubbing b/c it is kinda close (albeit further away than than the 265 on stock)
Decisions, decisions.:ugh2:
 

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Danny,
Your description leads me to believe you will be fine w/the 265's
Like I said almost touching or a momentary contact moment shouldn't hurt a thing.
Run with it!

Rob

PS. I'm saying stick with the 25 offset.
So even though the +18 offset will take me away from the swaybar you think the +18 will start hitting the fenderwells?
 
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