Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer! - Page 9 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #241
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Belly

After going with 16x8.5 MB72 wheels and 285/75/16 with no lift, I found out that the rear tires rubbed with moderate flexing...so I've installed TF leveling kit (2" front and 1" rear) that was mentioned above and gave me enough room. I measured before and after height of the stirrup steps and I only gained 1.75". That wouldn't be too much for the wife to get into:-)
And I can go ahead and tell you that, unfortunately, you will get into your front fenders when fully flexed and disconnected.

__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 01:17 PM   #242
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 144
Can somebody tell me how "pizza cutter" you can go? Let's say on a 33" tire, what is the most narrow tire and wheel combination you can do and still have adequate handling and traction? I'm thinking about going with a larger tire but only if I can keep the weight of it and road friction to a minimum. I also like the look or I wouldn't even consider it. Thanks

Jakesdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #243
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakesdad
Can somebody tell me how "pizza cutter" you can go? Let's say on a 33" tire, what is the most narrow tire and wheel combination you can do and still have adequate handling and traction? I'm thinking about going with a larger tire but only if I can keep the weight of it and road friction to a minimum. I also like the look or I wouldn't even consider it. Thanks
255/80/17 would be the best bet IMO. It is the same width as the stock 17" tire.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 02:34 PM   #244
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
255/80/17 would be the best bet IMO. It is the same width as the stock 17" tire.
Thanks, I thought I had seen even skinnier 33" tires than that, but maybe they just appeared that way. The other question I have before making a decision on this is....With 3.73s, is having a little taller tire going to affect my towing ability significantly? I only tow a utility trailer or river raft on a trailer.
Jakesdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #245
Jeeper
 
dhdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 202
I get a kick out of how, on this forum, we're calling a 255 a pizza cutter tire. In the HD pickup truck forums there was this trend for a while of putting pizza cutters on pickups to improve handling and load capacity with 19.5" wheels. I believe the 225/70r19.5 were the pizza cutters since they were 32"x9" tires and actually looked like pizza cutters on these massive pickup trucks. Here the vehicles are half the size and I don't think a 33"x10" tire looks all that bad on the Jeeps I've seen them on, nothing like this: Rickson Wheel Manufacturing
dhdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #246
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 12
After much thinking and going back and forth, I am getting a 2 inch lift for my 2012 Rubicon 2 door. I want to put 35x12.5 mud tires on it with Pro Comp series 7005 wheels. I have 17x8 wheels but am wondering given this tire size/width if 17x9 would be better. What do you recommend. What are the upsides/downsides to each?

Many thanks
TeddieT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #247
Jeeper
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 916
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the AEV Pintler wheels, which are 17x8.5 (a full inch wider than the stock Moab). So can I still wrap the stock tires around these wheels, or will I have issues? Thank you in advance.
The_Chief is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2012, 11:37 AM   #248
Jeeper
 
OUTAGAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: N. Idaho
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit

And I can go ahead and tell you that, unfortunately, you will get into your front fenders when fully flexed and disconnected.
Is it because of the width and BS? Coz the overall wheel/tire diameter didn't changed too much at all...and will the fender chop mod help at all?
__________________


Mike D.
OUTAGAS is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #249
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeddieT View Post
After much thinking and going back and forth, I am getting a 2 inch lift for my 2012 Rubicon 2 door. I want to put 35x12.5 mud tires on it with Pro Comp series 7005 wheels. I have 17x8 wheels but am wondering given this tire size/width if 17x9 would be better. What do you recommend. What are the upsides/downsides to each?

Many thanks
Either would work just fine. The 17x8 will give you a bit more sidewall bulge, but either will work just fine provided the backspace it correct.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the AEV Pintler wheels, which are 17x8.5 (a full inch wider than the stock Moab). So can I still wrap the stock tires around these wheels, or will I have issues? Thank you in advance.
The stock tires should be able to fit on those without a problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Belly View Post
Is it because of the width and BS? Coz the overall wheel/tire diameter didn't changed too much at all...and will the fender chop mod help at all?
I was actually quite surprised that it rubbed as much as it did. If you look inside the front fenders, you will see that the fender liner has a series of ridges. That is what I was making contact with.

Flat fenders would almost certainly do the trick. Or a simple bumpstop extension or even a hockey puck bolted to the lower spring perch.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2012, 02:09 AM   #250
Newb
 
Tcguy56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 10
Hi All,
Recently added Nitto Terra Grapplers, 275-65-18s on my stock 2012 Sahara after reading some great info in the forum. Had to put a washer on the steering stops to take care of a minor rub issue on a full right turn. No more rubbing! Thanks to all for the great info.
Tcguy56 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #251
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Belly View Post
Is it because of the width and BS? Coz the overall wheel/tire diameter didn't changed too much at all...and will the fender chop mod help at all?
the stock rubi tires rubs when discoed on the rubi.

spend the 179 and get the rought country budget boost. all steel and has the extra little things you need if you get the series 2
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #252
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
33x12.50

havent heard much on the 33x12.50 subject. I would like to know if a 17x8.5 rim with 5" backspacing with a 33x12.50-17 tire would clear ok for just highway use on a 2008 wrangler unlimited sahara. thanks
jay2000 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #253
Jeeper
 
JaVa Crush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 113
Stock 255/75/17 Fitting on 17x9 rim?

Question,

Will the Stock Rubi tires fit on a 17x9 rim with (-24offset 4" BS )

Thx for the HELP
__________________
JaVa
JaVa Crush is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #254
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by jay2000 View Post
havent heard much on the 33x12.50 subject. I would like to know if a 17x8.5 rim with 5" backspacing with a 33x12.50-17 tire would clear ok for just highway use on a 2008 wrangler unlimited sahara. thanks
not sure if that combo has been used yet but the 5in backspacing might not be enough to keep it from rubbing at full lock. i run a 11.5 in wide tire on a 5.2 in back spaced rim and seem to have alot of room left. i say try it and worst case senario you add a washer to your turn stops to keep if from rubbing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaVa Crush View Post
Question,

Will the Stock Rubi tires fit on a 17x9 rim with (-24offset 4" BS )

Thx for the HELP
not recommended. check tire rack for the specs. the max rim width for those is 8.5
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #255
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Hello all,

New Jeep owner (or more approperately an Old New owner) this is my third one. First was an 80 CJ 5 (AWESOME!) next (and still have it) a 2002 with 6" suspension and 2" body, 37" tires... and a death trap I'm trying to get "safe" to drive. Lots of Death wobble in the front. But that is a whole nother question...

I just picked up a 2012 Altitude for my Wife. She's looking for some rubber that is a bit more agressive and not so plain. (she's about one gene short of being a Mall Crawler) Any suggestions? I'd prefer to not lift it, simply as it will be a 99.9 percent road car. and occasionally maybe a lawn or flat field.

Any suggestions? Would like to keep the stock rims.

EDIT! BTW, I am uber ignorant to the whole numbers tire size, etc. for a guy who has three of them (no excuse! Everytime I buy one it's already a a great hight, tire size)... I am trying to educate myself but it's a slow process (not that bright!) thanks.
kryn.miner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #256
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Hi there,

I have a 2010 jk 2 door, with stock 17" rims. I was wondering if I could put 275/70 17 on the stock rims with 1.5" spacers and have any problems. I'm also looking to put the rugged ridge flat fender flares on for more clearence, but I didn't know if I could go bigger on the tires with the addition of the spacers and fender flares.
Darkjk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #257
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 10,926
Images: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
awesome information, it is like going to a Jeep Wrangler 101 Class.. except it's FREE!
Second that response.. I was just doing a lot of calculations in my head and now I have a headache..
__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'01 TJ Sport, 4.0l 5sp man.
2"BDS coils,Bilstein 5100's, 32/11.50/15 Falken Wildpeak AT's yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #258
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
Great thread. Bottom line: Will 265/75/16 fit my stock 16in rims on my 2012 Wrangler Sport 2-door with no lifts, spacers, or anything and have no issues with rubbing? I stopped off at a Firestone shop and the guy in the shop said that the vehicle calls for 225/75/16, which is the current stock tire. What's the deal?
mad1204 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #259
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
dont listen to his computer. run the the 265. or get the 285 it will only rub at full lock and you can adjust the stearing stops to fix that problem.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-11-2012, 07:46 AM   #260
Jeeper
 
mgola27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkjk View Post
Hi there,

I have a 2010 jk 2 door, with stock 17" rims. I was wondering if I could put 275/70 17 on the stock rims with 1.5" spacers and have any problems. I'm also looking to put the rugged ridge flat fender flares on for more clearence, but I didn't know if I could go bigger on the tires with the addition of the spacers and fender flares.
I doubt you'd even need the spacers for a 275/70. In reality, it's only 3/4" wider, and not really any taller.

If you add the spacers and flares, you definitely can go bigger, but I'm not sure how big. Others in this thread can answer that one.
mgola27 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #261
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee indy
dont listen to his computer. run the the 265. or get the 285 it will only rub at full lock and you can adjust the stearing stops to fix that problem.
^^this

I would urge you to go with 285s over the 265s for sure. If you definitely don't want to go 33s, then still skip the 265s and try to find some rubi takeoff rims and tires. They can generally be picked up for 500-800 depending on mileage.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #262
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
265 is actually smaller than the factory sport and saharra wheels. trust me on this. 285s or higher. you will have buyers remorse if you dont.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #263
Jeeper
 
nsmac84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
I have a jku and I want to put 285/75/17 on my jeep. The wheels I'm wanting to get are 17's with 4.53 backspacing. I am setting stock right now and probably will not be going off road for a while. Will I be ok???
nsmac84 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #264
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
yeah but its going to be close on the articulation. i didnt rub till i discoed the front. and at that close you need a lift of a fender trim before offroading much
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #265
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
A 285/75/17 is damn close to a 34" tire. Will rub like hell when offroad. And it would be pushing it too close for me to run it on road without some flats and I would most likely trim the pinch seam as well, but that's just me.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-14-2012, 01:22 AM   #266
Jeeper
 
nsmac84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
So would it be better to with 285/70/17?? That's 32.7in.
nsmac84 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-14-2012, 07:03 AM   #267
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsmac84
So would it be better to with 285/70/17?? That's 32.7in.
are you going to lift it.in the next 50k miles
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #268
Jeeper
 
SFXJeep09's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boynton Beach, Florida
Posts: 29
Images: 2
Jeff,

I just spent the last hour reading all the posts on this sticky and you guys are awesome. So here's my scenario, I want to have a little more aggressive look and height on my 2009 JK unlimited. I would like to extend 1-2 inches beyond my fenders for now. I like the stock 17's that came with it so Im keeping them. I'm due for new tires in a few months. After reading this is what I have come up with;

#1. 285/70/r17s should work just fine without any mods. (some rubbing if flexed)

#2. 285/70/r17s with wheel spacers would make the tire stick out like a 12.0 inch wide
with the added spacers (1.5) This creating the aggressive look that many of us '
want/have.

thanks again for all the info,

Rich
SFXJeep09 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #269
Jeeper
 
SFXJeep09's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boynton Beach, Florida
Posts: 29
Images: 2
[QUOTE=SFXJeep09;2581556]Jeff,


#1. 285/70/r17s should work just fine without any mods. (some rubbing if flexed)

#2. 285/70/r17s with wheel spacers would make the tire stick out like a 12.0 inch wide
with the added spacers (1.5) This creating the aggressive look that many of us '
want/have.

#3. How would these fare...285/75/17s, I saw them on an
earlier post on the all silver rubi....

SFXJeep09 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #270
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsmac84 View Post
So would it be better to with 285/70/17?? That's 32.7in.
That tire it the equivalent of what I run, which is a 285/75/16. I run it with a TF leveling kit and I personally think it looks great. However, when offroad and disconnected, I still get into my fender liners, even with the 2" lift up front.

Now, if I was planning on staying onroad only, I would go with the 285/75/16 and a leveling kit. Just realize that the 34" tire will have a little more hit on the performance/MPG than the 33" tire.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SFXJeep09 View Post
Jeff,


#1. 285/70/r17s should work just fine without any mods. (some rubbing if flexed)

#2. 285/70/r17s with wheel spacers would make the tire stick out like a 12.0 inch wide
with the added spacers (1.5) This creating the aggressive look that many of us '
want/have.

#3. How would these fare...285/75/17s, I saw them on an
earlier post on the all silver rubi....

#1 - You might would have some rubbing at full steering lock. Washers or spacers would handle that.

#2 - You can find a few examples of how this setup looks in this thread.

#3 - See the past couple of posts.

__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Angled Tire Carrier Mazriel JK General Discussion Forum 5 06-03-2014 10:55 AM
Just a commentary on odd bolt sizes in my CJ.... Renaissance_Redneck General Jeep Discussion 1 02-28-2012 12:33 PM
Stock bumper add ons OBXJEEPER TJ General Discussion Forum 6 02-28-2012 11:12 AM
Just a commentary on odd bolt sizes in my CJ.... Renaissance_Redneck CJ General Discussion Forum 0 02-28-2012 09:39 AM
AZ: Selling Stock 2012 tires/wheels! $550 OBO Garrwing84 Classifieds Archive 0 02-28-2012 09:30 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.



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