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Old 07-22-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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2009 wrangler max tire size w/o lift

I have a 2009 wrangler 2 dr. 4x4 with 16" rims and want to go to the biggest tire i can get without lifting. I went to Discount tire and the guy said he thought I could go to a 265x70x16 which he said was about a 31.5x 10.50 but it might scrub on the sway bar when turning tight.
Has anyone gone thru this ? If so, I would appreciate answers.

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Old 07-22-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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Your guy at the "discount tire" is a MORON...31''tire is true for a TJ but your is a JK....most of the stock tires on JK's are about 32's.

Some pple run 33's with no problems on JK's.

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You could run a 255/85-16 on that wheel without issue. That's a very good 33" size since it gives you the ride height without increasing rolling resistance too much.
If you bought spacers, you could run wider than that.
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Hey, thanks for the replies. What size do ya'll think would work good with this V6 auto.

As far as type of tire, I really like the super swampers.
I also want to use the stock rims so I can swap the stock tires back on after hunting season.

Thanks for the replies in advance.
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Hey, thanks for the replies. What size do ya'll think would work good with this V6 auto.
Well, I have 285/75-16 on ProComp 16x8 wheels --- my stock 3.73 gearing made it a horribly slow turtle and I've regeared to 4.56.
Bigger tires mean that ratios have changed; regearing helps to restore balance.
Yin and Yang sort of thing.



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hey Hilldweller, did you swap out your bumper yourself? how much did that set you back /w wrench and without.
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hey Hilldweller, did you swap out your bumper yourself? how much did that set you back /w wrench and without.
I installed it all.
Front bumper with hoop was about $380; winch with synthetic line and billet fairlead was $430. The rear bumper was the most expensive at $440.

The installs aren't technically hard; the fasteners & general fitment are a pain in the butt though.

rear bumper
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i put 285 75 16 on my stock rims, only a slight rub at fll turn ran for two years with no issues, then lifted 4 inches and put 35 12.5 17 mud, love them
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