265/70/16 on steel wheels ? 2.5” lift

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    I unfortunately missed out on a set of Moab wheels. Still looking... So I am left with Stock OEM 16x7 steel wheels. Will these accommodate this rubber (265/70/16) I have a set of takeoffs from another vehicle (less than 20 km’s) Goodyear wrangler adventure/ Kevlar. Goodyear says good on a 7” rim. I have completely flattened the pinch welds and grafted the plastic back in flush. I have a lift of approx 21.5” ... so 2.5” over stock. I know this works on Moab wheels with equivalent height. So before I take all this to a tire shop to mount up, advise please.
     
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    Well now,........
    The 265-70-16s will fit on the wheels
    But,.....
    They will be very close or maybe even possibly rub on the UCA/ BJ
    lift doesn't matter at this point, well it does as far as having height for them , but the issue is they may rub as mentioned above
     
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    Trial and error. I have 265/70/16 on stock alloy wheels. They work for me. They might for you. Have one mounted and installed and see if they will. If so, mount and balance.
     
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    Lot depends on the tires, brand, AT/MT AS etc
     
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    I would say if your Wildpeak A/T3W's do ok his Goodyear Wrangler Adventure should be fine
    The Wildpeaks are a bit wider tread width
     
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    These are the Steel wheels in question: no offset or backspacing info stamped on them, assuming same as all KJ liberty?

    Also have found a set of 16”x7 ZJ Wheels, not sure if the offset is different?

    I’m pretty sure the tires will be really close to the upper control arm.
     

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    ZJs should be 5 inch backspacing as well
     
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    Here is the final setup:
    So when jacked up (tires off the ground) control arms just graze the inner sidewall. Also discovered what I think is a bad wheel bearing. Either than that no contact lock to lock. Will probably need different rims or very small spacers. Have about 5-7mm clearance to UCA on the ground. Will also post a comment regarding lift in lift section.
     

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    Good looking lifted KJ!
     
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    Looks good
    But really liked the other wheels you had on it, looked more like a lot of the older Toyota ones with all of the holes