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Old 07-31-2013, 09:02 PM
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Hey guys, first post here, ive been stalking this forum for a while now and have gotten some good info. Ive got a quick question and I would like some info! I have a 2011 1500 Outdoorsman Hemi. my rear tires are now toast and ive gotten uneven wear on my fronts. So im planning on upgrading to steel black rock type 8 series 997 wheels in 17x9 as opposed to the stock 17x7's and replacing the factory wranglers with 285/75/r17 toyo open country m/t's which come out to a total height of 34.1 inches. 2 questions about this......what size wheel spacers would I need, and how much rubbing would I experience. I have no lift/level as of now.

On another note, I have also bed-lined my front and rear bumpers and front badge and am doing the same to the rocker panels and wheel well trim. and removed the factory side steps. I plan on doing some serious wheeling with this thing eventually but want to start dabbling into it to get my feet wet. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Hey guys, first post here, ive been stalking this forum for a while now and have gotten some good info. Ive got a quick question and I would like some info! I have a 2011 1500 Outdoorsman Hemi. my rear tires are now toast and ive gotten uneven wear on my fronts. So im planning on upgrading to steel black rock type 8 series 997 wheels in 17x9 as opposed to the stock 17x7's and replacing the factory wranglers with 285/75/r17 toyo open country m/t's which come out to a total height of 34.1 inches. 2 questions about this......what size wheel spacers would I need, and how much rubbing would I experience. I have no lift/level as of now.

On another note, I have also bed-lined my front and rear bumpers and front badge and am doing the same to the rocker panels and wheel well trim. and removed the factory side steps. I plan on doing some serious wheeling with this thing eventually but want to start dabbling into it to get my feet wet. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
Assuming you get the correct back spacing on your wheels, you may not rub at all. I am running 33x12's on stock 20's, stock height, and I could have gone taller, just not wider. I say, give it a shot, flex it out somewhere safe and see if you need to level it before dropping the cash. In the end, you can level for about $150 with alignment.
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Sorry, that has to be a typo as it does not convert to 34.1 inches.

More like 33.8. Yeah It's close. Most tires run just slightly smaller upon installation anyways.

I used this site: http://tire-size-conversion.com/

Is the 285 size you intended? Are 33" tires the target?

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gotcha. I want to go the biggest I can without leveling or lifting, thats the goal haha. Im prob going to just go for it and if I need to level it I will. Thanks for the input gents.
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I ran my Rocky Mount's 275/65/20 with no level just plain jane stock without a single issue.

No rubbing, no mods. Those are 34.1 inch.
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