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Old 01-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Big tires on stock 18" wheels?

I just got a '07 Sahara Unlimited that's still stock everything, including the 18" wheels. I'd like to toughen up the look a bit with some aggressive tires, but am having trouble finding some that will fit that skinny rim (7.5" or 8" I think).

I'd like just to replace the tires I've got with no other necessary mods, but I'm willing to put a small lift on myself (the 2.5" Skyjacker looks about right), and willing to use wheel spacers, because I want NO rub at all.

The problem's finding the tire. I'd like a 33" mud tire, but the closest thing I've found is the Toyo Open Country M/T LT285/75R18, which is a 35" tire, and pretty pricey.

Let me know what you guys think, and if you've done this before, gimme some pictures please.

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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275/70-18 will fit with no mods at all. Nitto, General, Cooper Discoverer STT, Maxxis Bighorn, etc. This is a fairly new size and will become popular I believe.

285/65-18 will fit with spacers. Interco's M16 comes to mind in this size.
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