Please post some photos when you get these. Are you using the stock Sahara wheels? Have read that spacers are not needed for this set-up, but wanted to know what you decided to go with. Thanks!
I tried to upload pics, but I don't know how to compress them for the forum to upload them. I'm using my stock Sahara wheels without lift or spacers. I did get some rubbing against the sway bar which was cured by two 3/8" lock washers on the right wheel stop(for left turn limiting) and one on the other wheel. I also had to put a couple of fender washers on the spare carrier.
They look good to me.
I have a quick question about tire and rim selection. I'm looking at Level 8 Strike 5's 17x9. Looks like a 4.25" backspacing. Looking to run Duratracs in LT285/70R17. I need to keep the tire under the fender due to local laws but want a 33" tire. Does anyone know if this setup would have them sticking out past the fender? If I did the numbers correctly they are 32.71" Diameter and 11.2" width. Not too much bigger than stock but the 4.25" backspacing is throwing me off. Thanks for the help.
Hey,Quick question I just bought a new 2013 JKU Sport S..I'm new with jeeps and want 2 buy wheels/tires..I have been lookin everywhere on this forum and called a couple of dealers and still can't really get a straight answer...would anyone kno if the 18"x9" XD Rockstars w/ with 5.00 backspacing and 0 offset w/ 275/65/18 Goodyear Duratrac tires fit my Jeep? With no rubbing or issues..I do not plan on lifting because my dealer i guess has told me it will void my warranty...some people have said I will be ok with this setup but then others say the backspacing is too much..idk..thanks for any help
My preferred tire to use is a 275 70 18. Based on this thread it looks like I might be able to run that on my stock wheels with no trouble, or minimal trouble. When I wear out my original tires I'll plan on rolling with 275 70 18s and hope I won't have any issues. By that time, I should have a leveling kit on as well.
Quick question, what is the widest tire that will still work with the stock 17" alloy rims? I want to keep them 32" or possibly go up to 33". I want to get spacers either way. I would like to go up to a 12.5",but I don't know if the rim is wide enough.
Because I'm too stupid ta figure out what size tires to buy, I'm just going to ask.
What are the largest BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOs that can fit on my stock 2013 JK Sport S?
thanks in advance for any help. i love the site.
From the first post:
Originally Posted by 4fit
On Stock Wheels
The largest tire you can fit without a chance of problems on road is a 33x10 tire (also called a pizza cutter). An example is the 255/80/17 BFG KM2. Because this tire is the same width as most stock JK tires, there is no issue on road, despite the larger diameter. You can run this size without issue.
Now, lets consider some tires that could potentially cause slight issues on road; the 33x11s. The common sizes of these would be 285/75/16, 285/70/17, and 275/70/18.
If you don't want a lift or new wheels, there's your answer.
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
I wanted to share with you what I have learned about tires on the 2 door JK. I have a Sport with 255/75/17's the Jeep has a tow package and a hard top. The springs are 14/56. I took a set of springs and shocks off a four door JKU. 19/59's and installed them on the sport. I gained about 1 1/2. I added recovery gear and tools and a Hi Lift to the rear of the vehicle along with a winch to the OEM bumper modified to a stubby. I lost around a half inch in height. I went to 285/70/17 32.70 Goodyear Duratracs and the had a light rub at full turn under compression. I added a 1.5 inch spacer and now have no issues. I plan on buying AEV wheels and removing the spacers next year. If you don't want to add spacers 265 is about as wide as you want to go. And 80 would push it for height. Just my experience to date
I'm running those same tires on stock rims with 1.5 Inch spacer and mine stick out about an Inch from the fender. I would guess the 4.25 offset would push it out at least that far if not a little further. I will probably go back to the 255/75/17 when I wear these out.
go with a skinnier wheel. the 17x9 is good for a 12.5 wide but 11.5 wide you wont be able to air down and thell look funny. i run 8,5 in wide on mine.
I have a friend of thinking of 35 x 12.5 on stock wheels with a 2.5" lift. He wants it to look good to take to Moab but also uses it mostly as a daily driver. What would you recommend? If he goes 35" will he need to change rear tire bracket and other stuff? He likes my Jeep but I run 285x75x17s with a 2.5" Tereflex. Can you give some advice?
Do wheels come with the correct backspace or do I need to buy spacers?
With the correct wheel backspace , you don't néed spacers. I have a 2013 JKu w 33in / 12.5 / 17 Mickey Thompson MTZ tire. No rubbing as a daily driver . But I didn't do any wheeling . My wheels are Pro Comp 7032 17 / 12.5 with 4.5 back space
can you run a 37s on stock Jk wheels with out any problems
I'm not going to guarantee it because I'm not running it, but if you have spacers, the guys at Metal Cloak claim you can run 37's on an unlifted JK if you are running their fenders. Of course by the time you buy those, you could have a lift and/or new wheels or both
2012 JKU Sport S in BFG:
Max Tow, LSD, M/T, Connectivity, Infinity, Hard Top, Step Rails
I ran 35, x12.5, 15 by km2 on 15x10 procomp wheels, on my stock 2011 jk sport, for 6 months, they rubbed on the encaps of my front plastic bumper, easy fix, grabbed my saws all and cut them off problem solved, of course when I wheeled and flexed, they did rub all over, 15x10 wheels do not need spacers plus the tires are cheaper I think the 15in km2s are about 240 a piece. Pic below has my current set-up after a 3.5 lift + a 2 in spacer.
2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 35x12.5 15 BF KM2s, Pro Comp 15x10 Wheels, 3.5 Rough Country Stage 2 Lift, 2in Teraflex Spacers, 5100 Bilstein Shocks,Hi-Lift Jack Extreme, Pro-Comp Stuby Bumper, Smittybuilt Water Proof X20 10,000 lbs Winch, D30 with C Gussets and ARTEC Truss, 5.13 G2 Gears, Detroit true track, Rear D44 with Detroit Locker and 5.13 Superior Gears.
So after reading this tread it sounds like I should put a leveling kit/lift kit on first, then look a tires. This will allow me to put a larger then stock tire (255/75/r17) on giving the beefier look but not go crazy on lift.
I have looked at the teraflex leveling kit and thinking of adding the performance spring portion. This will allow me to stay stock on shocks etc. get some lift to allow for clearance of a larger tire down the road.
1) What will this do for the ride?
2) One reply mentioned that this will void the dealer warranty, any comments?