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Old 08-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #781
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what steps are needed to get the odometer re-calibrated? how about the tire sensors? I assume different tires need different pressure, not to mention when you deflate them for offroad?
AEV Procal module will let you correct the Speedo and recalibrate the TPMS sensors.

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AEV Procal module will let you correct the Speedo and recalibrate the TPMS sensors.
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Can I use stock tires on 8 - 8.5" wide rims?

I'm thinking of getting a new Wrangler Unlimited Sport (the one that comes with 225/75/16), but since I want to get aftermarket wheels, I'm thinking of doing the rims first, then tires, then lift, in the order I can afford them/my fiancee lets me get them.

Since I read the stock wheels are 7", Is there any issue with the stock tires and an 8" or 8.5" wheel? (For example, MB 72 16x8.5).

Hmm, I'm reading now that the 16" wheel/tire combo is about 25% heavier than the 15", so I may just forget the whole scheme.
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I'm thinking of getting a new Wrangler Unlimited Sport (the one that comes with 225/75/16), but since I want to get aftermarket wheels, I'm thinking of doing the rims first, then tires, then lift, in the order I can afford them/my fiancee lets me get them.

Since I read the stock wheels are 7", Is there any issue with the stock tires and an 8" or 8.5" wheel? (For example, MB 72 16x8.5).

Hmm, I'm reading now that the 16" wheel/tire combo is about 25% heavier than the 15", so I may just forget the whole scheme.
I looked at specs and the 225/75R16 has a rim width listed as 6-7.5". I'm not saying it won't work, but drive near me on the interstate.

A great source for these details are on tirerack.com. They list all these specs on each tire.
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Would this work?

2013 Sahara - Stock height, (will be getting 2.5" lift soon but will be getting wheels and tires first)

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Tires: BFG All Terrain T/A KO ---LT305 65 R18
Wheels: 18" x 9" Offset choices of -12, 0, +1, +14, +18 ---which would seem better? any recommendation? -12 is what I see most for Wheel options which puts it near the 4.5" bs right?

Will there be any potential issues?
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Would this work?

2013 Sahara - Stock height, (will be getting 2.5" lift soon but will be getting wheels and tires first)

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Tires: BFG All Terrain T/A KO ---LT305 65 R18
Wheels: 18" x 9" Offset choices of -12, 0, +1, +14, +18 ---which would seem better? any recommendation? -12 is what I see most for Wheel options which puts it near the 4.5" bs right?

Will there be any potential issues?
Curious, why not buy lift first, then wheels and tires? I ask cause I'm in the same boat as you, undecided on which to do first. I figured I'd like to use the stock tires as much as possible while I save up $ for the wheels/tires, but want to put the lift kit on first to get the articulation, even with stock wheels /tires
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Curious, why not buy lift first, then wheels and tires? I ask cause I'm in the same boat as you, undecided on which to do first. I figured I'd like to use the stock tires as much as possible while I save up $ for the wheels/tires, but want to put the lift kit on first to get the articulation, even with stock wheels /tires
Route I went, didn't think lift would look good on stock tires, but it doesn't look bad at all. I should be able to get a good 3 months on stock tires and will look at buying wheels/tires this fall.
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Route I went, didn't think lift would look good on stock tires, but it doesn't look bad at all. I should be able to get a good 3 months on stock tires and will look at buying wheels/tires this fall.
Here is a pic of mine when i had stock tires for reference. 2" of actual lift. If you get a 2.5 coil lift you'll sit about an inch higher. If you're getting new wheels look into 17" diameter for decent savings on wheel/tire combos. Stay with at least 4.5" backspace in general. The lift kit will recommend the proper backspacing too.

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Probably a silly question but I really dont know much about tire sizes. I have stock 255/75/17 tires on my 12 jku. I thought they were supposed to be 32'' tires. They only measure about 30.5'' tall. Why are they considered a 32" tire? I want to go with a 33'' when I'm ready for new tires. When you recalibrate for new tires do you enter the tire size or actual tire height?
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could i run 33s 11.50 wide with 4.6 backspacing wheel?
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Probably a silly question but I really dont know much about tire sizes. I have stock 255/75/17 tires on my 12 jku. I thought they were supposed to be 32'' tires. They only measure about 30.5'' tall. Why are they considered a 32" tire? I want to go with a 33'' when I'm ready for new tires. When you recalibrate for new tires do you enter the tire size or actual tire height?
You enter actual tire height.
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could i run 33s 11.50 wide with 4.6 backspacing wheel?
Yes you can run that setup easily.
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Yes you can run that setup easily.
everything i have read said you need 4.5 backspacing
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everything i have read said you need 4.5 backspacing
4.5 or 4.6 backspacing is essentially the same. It will work for you.
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4.5 or 4.6 backspacing is essentially the same. It will work for you.
ok thanks would it work with a 12.50 wide tire?
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ok thanks would it work with a 12.50 wide tire?
Won't be an issue as long as you wheel width is correct. Wheel width should be 9" or close to it.
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Won't be an issue as long as you wheel width is correct. Wheel width should be 9" or close to it.
ok thanks again
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ok thanks again
No worries and good luck. Post pics.
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Why is this thread not a sticky in the JK section?
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Sahara Stock 7spoke 18" Rim can hold what sized tire?

I was wondering if anyone knows what is the largest tire size I can install on my stock 7spoke 18" rims. Please note that I am willing to install 1-1.5" wheel spacers. I am pretty sure that the stock rims are 7.5" wide....It's evident that the taller the tire the greater suspension lift I will need. If it comes to it I would install a 1-2" puck/body lift. Any suggestions without breaking the bank?

I'm doing this so that I can widen the stance of my jeep, and put a decent sized winter tire on, and obviously we all love the look of bigger tires. Later down the road I will most likely buy a 2.5-3" Teraflex Suspension Lift and slam some 35s.

Thanks in advance for your comments!
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I am a total newb and just ordered my first wrangler unlimited rubicon while being deployed in afghanistan. The only thing I want to do is change the wheels and tires. I just want to know if this set-up would be ok without causing any issues with the vehicle on or off road. Thanks. Here is a link to the cart with the wheels and tires that I am interested in. Wheels are 18x9 and tires are 285/65/18.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #802
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I'm sure the answer to the following question is in this thread somewhere, so please excuse the redundancy.

Looking to buy bigger tires (Duratracs) for a 2014 JKUR that I am ordering this month. I would like to keep the stock wheels, and understand some amount of wheel spacing would be required to avoid rubbing the suspension, especially off-road.



So the question is, how much, under the following 2 setups:
  1. 285/70/17 with TF Leveling Kit
  2. 315/70/17 with TF 2.5" Lift
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Ok after reading through most of this thread, and doing some searches on multiple other threads, I have a couple questions..
So I notice these Jeeps came with multiple spring rates.. The springs on my sisters, '13 Oscar/Mike are (front:52126314AC rear:68004256AA).. Now will swapping to the heavier springs act as a cheap lift kit, or even a cheap leveling kit?

Would I be better off leaving the lighter spring in it and just installing a leveling kit?

Lastly, trying to go with a 33x12.5x17" wheel & tire package.. Should I have plenty of clearance with a 4" BS?
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Ok so would 285-75-16 be ok on stock 07 wrangler, stock rims, with a 2 1/2 inch suspension lift??
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Ok so would 285-75-16 be ok on stock 07 wrangler, stock rims, with a 2 1/2 inch suspension lift??
Got to try it to really know.

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Now, let’s 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.

The 275/70/18 measures slightly under 11” wide, while the other two measure a little over. Many folks have reported running these sizes without issue. However, others have experienced contact with the airdam or front suspension components. Simple fixes are to add washers to the steering stops, trim the airdam, or install wheel spacers.
Further, the lift may actually make it worse, as it may raise the bottom portion of the rear sway links into contact with the inner wheel.

TeraFlex for example advises that everyone using their 2.5" lifts must get new wheels or add spacers.

I think you'll probably end up wanting spacers, as contact is likely and you'll prefer the improved stance.
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Got to try it to really know.

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Further, the lift may actually make it worse, as it may raise the bottom portion of the rear sway links into contact with the inner wheel.

TeraFlex for example advises that everyone using their 2.5" lifts must get new wheels or add spacers.

I think you'll probably end up wanting spacers, as contact is likely and you'll prefer the improved stance.

Ok, thanks! Another thing, are the spacers safe? And would I have to get longer studs???
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Ok, thanks! Another thing, are the spacers safe? And would I have to get longer studs???
There are endless threads out there debating wheel spacers. Run some searches and you'll be able to read until your eyes cross.

Personally, I am off the camp that believes the "bad stories" about spacers are outdated or made-up. High quality, modern wheel spacers are going to be stronger than any other part of your wheel hub--that is to say, your wheel is more likely to crack than the spacer itself.

You would not use the type of spacer that effectively shortens your studs. That design is antequated and dangerous, and nobody recommends them.

Modern spacers bolt to your wheel studs, and then provide their own studs to which you bolt the wheels. SpiderTrax (which you can find here) are the industry standard. You need two pairs.
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I was wondering if anyone knows what is the largest tire size I can install on my stock 7spoke 18" rims. Please note that I am willing to install 1-1.5" wheel spacers. I am pretty sure that the stock rims are 7.5" wide....It's evident that the taller the tire the greater suspension lift I will need. If it comes to it I would install a 1-2" puck/body lift. Any suggestions without breaking the bank?

I'm doing this so that I can widen the stance of my jeep, and put a decent sized winter tire on, and obviously we all love the look of bigger tires. Later down the road I will most likely buy a 2.5-3" Teraflex Suspension Lift and slam some 35s.

Thanks in advance for your comments!


I put 275/65R18's on my stock Sara wheels and only had to put a few washers on the wheel stops. The 65's are ~ the same dia.-32" and the 275 is about 13/16" wider, so they don't look like pie cutters. Also avoided the hassle of having to recalibrate speedo & shift points. My tire supplier also strongly advised against going wider on 7.5" wheels also, for whatever that's worth.
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There are endless threads out there debating wheel spacers. Run some searches and you'll be able to read until your eyes cross.

Personally, I am off the camp that believes the "bad stories" about spacers are outdated or made-up. High quality, modern wheel spacers are going to be stronger than any other part of your wheel hub--that is to say, your wheel is more likely to crack than the spacer itself.

You would not use the type of spacer that effectively shortens your studs. That design is antequated and dangerous, and nobody recommends them.

Modern spacers bolt to your wheel studs, and then provide their own studs to which you bolt the wheels. SpiderTrax (which you can find here) are the industry standard. You need two pairs.

Thanks man, I actually just put on some SpiderTrax 1 1/2 inch spacers today, like the look of the wider stance, now just gotta get my bigger tires a little while down the road, don't look to bad though with the lift and stock size tires, lol.

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