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The 285 haunts the forums again...

Postby Suliman » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Is anyone here running a 285/75/16 with a 2" lift?

I know it'll rub stock. I should be getting my 2" in shortly now that I finally got all the parts, and I know I'm going to want to get a MT in there. I'd like more tread width than the 265 (265/70/16) I have now.

Honestly, I'd stick with the 265/70 or 265/75, but I'd have to swap rims with some backspacing, like here: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=3685.


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Re: The 285 haunts the forums again...

Postby madrock » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:53 pm

Suliman wrote:Is anyone here running a 285/75/16 with a 2" lift?

I know it'll rub stock. I should be getting my 2" in shortly now that I finally got all the parts, and I know I'm going to want to get a MT in there. I'd like more tread width than the 265 (265/70/16) I have now.

Honestly, I'd stick with the 265/70 or 265/75, but I'd have to swap rims with some backspacing, like here: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=3685.
There are a couple members running 265/75/16 with a 2" lift. I will be picking up some 265/75/16 Guard Dog MT tires soon. There are a couple guys on the Jeep forum that swear by these tires, and they say the actual size is more like 285/75/16. Either size would look good with a lift.

http://www.treadwright.com/shopnow/prod ... -mt-c.aspx

Anything smaller will look funny. I have a set of SilentArmors in 265/70/16 that came from the dealership, and there is way too much of fender gap.

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Re: The 285 haunts the forums again...

Postby NVSteve » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:39 am

Suliman wrote: I know it'll rub stock.
It'll rub with a lift as well. Those who have gone with the 285 have had to take a heat gun to the inner plastic of the wheelwells.
Honestly, I'd stick with the 265/70 or 265/75, but I'd have to swap rims with some backspacing, like here: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=3685.
Why? The stock rims work with the 265/75/16, which is the max size that comes with some of the models with 16" wheels.

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Postby Suliman » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:20 pm

After bringing it up 2", it'd be nice to get some extra width for a bit more stability, hence why it would be nice to add some offset from stock or the wider 285 tires.

Wow, I like those Tread Wrights. I don't have much for selection of tires where I'm at right now for at least the next year. I'm stuck between some overpriced Toyos and Hankooks.

I wouldn't mind heating up some plastic here and there, but if it rubs on the frame, that's a no go for me.

*sigh*

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Re: The 285 haunts the forums again...

Postby richardekirby » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:52 pm

Suliman wrote:Is anyone here running a 285/75/16 with a 2" lift?

I know it'll rub stock. I should be getting my 2" in shortly now that I finally got all the parts, and I know I'm going to want to get a MT in there. I'd like more tread width than the 265 (265/70/16) I have now.

Honestly, I'd stick with the 265/70 or 265/75, but I'd have to swap rims with some backspacing, like here: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=3685.
I run a 285/75-16 on my off-road setup with no lift. I get a little rubbing, but not much. I have aftermarket rims that have an additional 1/2" backspacing. With a 2" lift, I don't think I will have any problems with rubbing. Not to mention the Pathy looks badass with the bigger tires.

What kind of lift are you doing?

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Postby Suliman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:11 pm

I went the cheaper route with the 5100 leveling bilsteins in the front (rear is the AC/bilstein combo with airbags).

Yeah, the 285's, especially in a MT is a pretty damn meaty tire. My coworker actually has the exact same size on his jeep and loves em (he downsized from 35" tires, LOL!) Haha, only if his jeep has the same offset and bolt pattern, I could just try em!

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Postby richardekirby » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:37 am

Suliman wrote:I went the cheaper route with the 5100 leveling bilsteins in the front (rear is the AC/bilstein combo with airbags).

Yeah, the 285's, especially in a MT is a pretty damn meaty tire. My coworker actually has the exact same size on his jeep and loves em (he downsized from 35" tires, LOL!) Haha, only if his jeep has the same offset and bolt pattern, I could just try em!
Where did you get your stuff? I noticed some cupping on the front of my off-road set when I pulled them off the other day. We have about 65k on the original shocks, so I might as well raise it as I replace them. I'm going with the 5100's also, but I'm not sure about the rear yet.

My next off-road set will probably be a MT. I got used Bridgestone Revo's used and they have been a good tire. They performed well up in Colorado a couple months ago, but I would like a more aggressive tread next time.

Let me know how it turns out for you.

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Postby Suliman » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:11 pm

My suspension parts are sitting in my living room mocking me! Hahahah! I've been too busy the get them in yet. Matter of fact, replaced the brakes on it today and did some work on my buddies' Jeep.


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