Tallest / Biggest Tire options on stock wheels ? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
SamNitzberg's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 31
Tallest / Biggest Tire options on stock wheels ?

I've got a 1989 Wrangler....
I've got the stock wheels and am interested in getting larger tires, but I'm also on a budget. I've got a 4" lift kit installed. I'm not going off road, but use the Jeep in the snow - including when it's bad out...

How tall are the tallest tires I can put on, and what are my choices for maximum (safe) width to install?

Later on, I may replace the wheels and get larger tires, but right now, I'm interested in my options if I keep the stock wheels....

Thanks guys.....

-- Sam

SamNitzberg is offline   Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 101
I've got a 2 inch body lift on my yj right now with 31x10.5x15 on it. With your 4 inch lift you can put 33x10.5x15 on.

sslopok is offline   Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
Peppy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: north jersey
Posts: 21
Ive got 33 12.5 15 on my 91 w a 2.5" lift, i just trimmed my flares, no fitment issues st all
Peppy is offline   Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
Defcon 1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South New Jersey
Posts: 932
I have 32's on with no spring lift and only a 1" body lift. It's all about your fenders and flares. You should be fine with 33's. Put on a BL and trim a bit you can run 35's.
Defcon 1 is online now   Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
SamNitzberg's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 31
Thanks guys... I really didn't think I could go with a much bigger tire without replacing the wheels.

I'd like to ask a follow-up question... Any tire recommendations? I'm in New Jersey, spend my time on mostly local roads, and want the tires to do well in the winter snow as well. On occasion, will take Jeep up to 60 or 65 on highway.

I am doing fine with my 4" lift kit and am using a 1" transmission drop. I have no issues at all with the lift and vibration. If I get bigger tires, may I need to go with an SYE, or only if I add to the lift kit? Also, with my stock axle and roads and snow to deal with, are there any real axle issues I should be concerned with? I'd like to assume any warnings I've seen about larger tires and axle damage are really related more to off-roading and hard use. If I need to, I can strengthen the axle with a kit.

Thanks again....

SamNitzberg is offline   Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #6
Beachcruiser's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 429
You'll probably want a good all terrain tire (BFG, etc) if you see mostly roads/snow/etc...rather than frequent off-road use in mud & rocks.

A 4" lift should clear 33s......but it will be slow & suffer a drop in MPG w/ the stock gears. 33's will also rub quite a bit while turning if mounted on the stock wheels, unless you can find a narrow version tire of that diameter.
Beachcruiser is offline   Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #7
SamNitzberg's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 31
I'll plan on going with the 31" All Terrain Tires when I get my next set.
Thanks again guys...
-- Sam
SamNitzberg is offline   Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:14 AM   #8
BAP's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,909
i run a 33x12.50 with a 4 inch suspension lift on stock rims,,i do rub on my leaf springs at max turn...but really not that bad at all...but i am going with an 8 or 10 inch rim with a 3 3//4 or 4 inch back space when i can get the wife to understand ---lol-
and im running a 4cyl 5 speed,,,with stock gears ---my mpg,s are about 10..i will be droping in a v8 and 456 or 488 gears one of these day,s...

BAP is offline   Quote

size , tires , wheels

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

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