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Old July 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM
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285/75/16 SSR's on stock wheels

Does anyone run this set up? I have 2" RTE springs, and want to know if there is any rubbing with these tires on stock wheels. It seems through my searching that most guys with these tires have steel wheels. I would enjoy seeing pictures of these tires with a 2" lift as well if anyone has some handy. I have been leaning toward the 255/85, but really like the SSR's in the 285/75.

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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Most of steel wheels are 6", some are even 5.5", so you shouldn't worry too much.
285/75R16 on stock wheel is a very common set up, you can find plenty information on past threads. If i remenber well, you may have to adjust your steering stops and also you'll get some rubbing crossing axles with stock suspension, but as you have a 2" lift you should be safe.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:29 PM
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I run 285 km2's with no lift on wolfs on my 130. The tires rub the radius arms when turned to full lock. Spacers fixed that.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:33 PM
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I currently have 285 BFG KM2s on my 94 with stock wheels and no lift there is no rubbing in the front at all. But in the back I have no swaybar and at full stuff there is very minimal rubbing.
I think that the 285/75/16 is a great tire size for these trucks.
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boost wheels, 2in lift, no rubbing, but i'm a bit of a poser so far so it hasn't really been anywhere but the beach
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Old July 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Thanks guys. The reason I am asking about the 285 SSR is because they say they are 33.9" tall where as most of the 285's are 33-33.2" tall. I didn't know if that made much of a difference or not. Sorry, I should have been more clear. I guess if other 285s rub these would to though.
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Not quite applicable but my 255/85/16's rub the radius arms on full lock. My series LR's used to do the same on the leaf springs. Never worried about it really.

The 255's also rub at the front edge of the rear wheel arch eyebrow when the axle moves upward. I'm using Rovertym trailing arms and I suspect I might need to insert one of their spacers to lengthen the arms a bit. This bothers me more than the front situation.

Don't know if that really helps, but there you have it.

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Thanks guys. The reason I am asking about the 285 SSR is because they say they are 33.9" tall where as most of the 285's are 33-33.2" tall. I didn't know if that made much of a difference or not. Sorry, I should have been more clear. I guess if other 285s rub these would to though.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Tom the truck looks good is that the SW cage?
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I have these tires on 7" modulars. I've trimmed the flares and extended the rear bump stops by 1". Mine are fully tested to the limits of wheel travel and they just barely fit.

First, what do you mean by "stock"? Stock NAS90 rims or stock ROW 90 rims?

Personally, I cannot see how they could work without spacers. These tires are much larger than normal 285/75s. At the least, your turning radius would be horrible.

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boost wheels, 2in lift, no rubbing, but i'm a bit of a poser so far so it hasn't really been anywhere but the beach
Nice Rover, where are you located? I'm from Huntington and haven't seen too many non-NAS rovers around when I'm back at my 'rents.
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I don't know why this is such a hard decision for me, but I can't decide what tires to get. I want to go as big a possible without having any trouble. Seems like the 255 might be the ticket due to width issues with the 285. Anyone running a 34 x9 x 16? Seems real narrow and like you would be giving up some traction, but maybe the added height is worth it???? Any other suggestions?
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255's are tough to beat. I see more advantages to these than a 285. 285's belong on Z71's and FX4's
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Anyone running a 34 x9 x 16? Seems real narrow and like you would be giving up some traction, but maybe the added height is worth it???? Any other suggestions?
I use as a spare for the SSRs. You don't want to run a tire like that on the road. Great off road.... The SSRs are quite decent on the road.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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I still have not been forced to make a decision on the tires, because all of the "buyers" on my current tires continue to fall through. Where can I source the spacers? What is the approximate cost? Would I be better off buying steel wheels with different back spacing? If so what back spacing would fix the problem? Where can I find the steelies? Can some of you post pictures of your rig with these tires and tell me what you set up is?

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This was my 90 on that size tire with a 3" RTE lift. No rubbing but we did adjust the steering bump stops. This is my 110 with the same size tire. You'd think I liked it or something. No jokes about the shovel, alright.
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This was my 90 on that size tire with a 3" RTE lift. No rubbing but we did adjust the steering bump stops. This is my 110 with the same size tire. You'd think I liked it or something. No jokes about the shovel, alright.
Good looking set up. I like the deep dish.
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Thanks, they do rub on the radius arms at full lock so I need to make an adjustment there. I would rather lose turning radius than install wheel spacers.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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This was my 90 on that size tire with a 3" RTE lift. No rubbing but we did adjust the steering bump stops. This is my 110 with the same size tire. You'd think I liked it or something. No jokes about the shovel, alright.
Those are TrXus... The SSRs are quite a bit bigger, despite the size on the sidewall being the same. Crazy, I know.

New steel wheels are cheaper. Gulf Coast Rovers, Trek Outfitters both sell American Racing steel wheels in the States. Lots of choices in the UK for cheap rims if you have contacts for decent shipping....

Mine are on 7" Modulars. No lift (of course spring lift do not affect tire clearance anyway....)
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Some pics of the SSR's in use here: http://defconfour.unionstreetbikes.c...vel=album&id=6

Running Steel Wolf's, no spacers, 2" OME suspension. They only rub the front arm on one side and it's at really low speed (like pulling into a parking spot) and I just correct it by not turning the wheel as hard.

On the trail the rear tires rubbed the fender flairs a little at full tuck. But again at slow speed so I just let it go. I can take some driveway pics too if you want a level ground look.

255 vs 285 - I had 255 BFG MT's before these. Great tire. Lighter and tucks with no issue compared to the SSR. Keeps the mud inside the wheelwell. Noise and ride level they are about the same. On trail - about the same but it was a while between when I swapped so I don't have any 'scientific' data. On road - about the same - the SSR's feel heavier but once up to speed feel good.

The main issue I had with the 255 BFG was the pizza cutter look. I'm sorry, I'd get into the 90 and just wasn't stoked on seeing those skinnier tires. I've heard good things about the SSR's on the board and for the price (I bought 4 used) I was happy with the +33" size and little extra width. They are still even with the fender flares so they keep the mud from flying. But seem to work rocks better. They are a little wider so should over better protection for your alloys. Keep the psi's from being too high and they will ride well.

Overall, I'm happy with them. There is a little wobble at 65mph or so but at 70 they feel great. I drove a friends stock Jeep with little street tires and even my wife commented that the 90 with Swampers had a better ride.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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I would like to see the truck on level ground if it isn't to much trouble
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