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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yep another tire question

After reading multiple threads I have become more confused than ever. Can someone just answer this? I have 265-70-17 tires on my stock wheels. I would like to know what are the biggest tires I can put on my FJ without modifications or new wheels.I would like to put a lift kit on, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon, if ever. So...any takers to this question?
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Re: Yep another tire question

There is no definitive answer to your question.
Every J is different, depending on factors ... such as
tyre manufacturer
vehicle weight
on road v off road and trails run...etc...
Alignment tech skill .... to push the UCA forward...
and other factors....

The simple answer is a 265/70 and you are safe.... no mods needed
Some have successfully run a 275/70 and even 285/70 with no mods....
others haven't.

so, easy answer .... other than 265/70

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Re: Yep another tire question

I installed 285s and had the stock UCA for a while with no rubbing. But because Id also put in a 3 lift, couldnt get into alignment spec so swapped to an aftermarket UCA. If you are still stock Im betting you can get away with an all terrain 285/70/17, and yes your stock wheels will be fine
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Re: Yep another tire question

Although this is for 16 inch rims, review this thread. You can convert the width and diameter to 17 inch wheels (very close to 285/70/17).

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Re: Yep another tire question

Not exactly your situation and probably more info than you wanted, ......

Stock wheels. Both Cooper Tires are load range E

Cooper AT3 LT275/70R17 3" lift (probably more like 2.5 ish with load) stock UCAs, no rub but unable to align. SPC UCAs aligned ok. Then Cooper LT285/70R17 rubbed at back of wheel well when backing up with steering hard over. BMC cured issue.

The 285's (STT Pro) are 33.03 diameter, The 275's (Discoverer AT3) are 32.17 diameter.

Alignment after the UCAs, Camber 0/0 (-0.15 +/- 0.75), Caster 2.8/2.9 (3.22 +/- 0.75)(+ on the RH side for road crown). Toe 1/16 or .005 (004-008). As @bazross said, "Alignment tech skill .... to push the UCA forward..." then 285s may not have rubbed. Never know now...

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Got the alignment spec from a post by @FJX2000 (first part of post clipped)

FJX2000 previously said:
[Set] camber at 0.0 and 0.0. Caster left 2.7, Caster right 2.9 (This compensates for road crown). Toe left 0.05, Toe right
0.05. between adding the positive toe (toe in) and positive caster (lengthening the wheel base) the FJ is much more
stable and drives straighter on the highway with less darting. I noticed a BIG difference on small changes, so the FJ
is definitely very sensitive.

And here is a link to the document:
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