Pinch seam question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 09-05-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
Welder89's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Chesaning,Michigan
Posts: 45
Pinch seam question

This may have been covered before but I haven't had much luck searching for info. At what tire diameter do you have to start worrying about rear tire to pinch seam clearance? I currently have a 2" sport lift and am looking at either a 33" or possibly a 34" diameter tire probably the new KO2's when they come out. That pinch seam just hangs out so damn far. Don't understand why Jeep did that. Thanks in advance for any info.

Welder89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #2

WF Supporting Member
mommymallcrawler's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 2,391
What year is your Jeep? I think starting in 2013 they came trimmed from the factory. I wouldnt think it would be an issue on 33s, but could be wrong.

Before you Offroad ... Be Prepared! The very FIRST thing to do to your Jeep should go IN your Jeep - EMERGENCY AND RECOVERY GEAR!!!!! It may be the difference between getting home late and not getting home at all!!!!!!
2013 JKU Sport (Flame Red) RETIRED
2014 JK Rubicon (Granite)
mommymallcrawler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2014, 06:59 AM   #3
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
daggo66's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,199
Unless it's trimmed, you're good at 33 and below. Above 33 you should consider trimming it unless you have a 13.5 or newer.

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2014, 09:35 AM   #4
Welder89's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Chesaning,Michigan
Posts: 45
Ok thanks guys. It's a 2012
Welder89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC