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will 285/75R17 tire with a 5.2" backspaced wheel fit on a stock 2009 JK?

Steve JK

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Question: will 285/75r17 with a 5.2" backspaced wheel fit on a stock 2009 JK (X model)? I'm going to be doing a 2.5" AEV lift in January, but need to take delivery of my wheels and tires at the end of December, so rather than have the tires/wheels laying around, I figured I'd get them installed. This is only a temporary situation until the lift is installed and it will only be used for road driving during that time.
 

MacGuyver

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Hmm. I have a 2009, and while I don't know the backspacing I have, stock wheels don't work for that size. I picked up some pro-comp wheels that are 17 x 8.5.

Apparently newer JKs can fit that size tire with stock wheels, but early JKs will not. It's pretty close though.