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Old 02-05-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Limitations on new tires with no lift

I'm VERY new to the Wrangler scene, and I'd like to put some aftermarket rim/tires on my new Wrangler...I'm wondering what are the limitations in terms of putting on new rims/tires, as in, how big can I go without having to lift it. A big part of my question is how wide would I be able to go as well, hope someone can help me.

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Do you have a Rubicon (swaybar discos) or Sahara/X?
With stock wheels, you can fit a 33" x 11" tire without further mods and light wheeling.
With aftermarket wheels and less backspacing, you can go proportionately wider.
If you've got a Rubi, you might want to put a spacer on the spring or a body lift with the 33's; you could stuff a wheel into the fender when flexing.


My humble opinions on tires and wheels.
If you've got an X with stock 16" wheels and you want good rubber without dropping a fortune, get a set of 255/85-16 and you're running 33's. Bam.
Small investment, big return --- 285/75-16 on aftermarket wheel or a spacer with stock wheel.

Sahara 18" wheel can take a 275/70-18 and give you a 33 without mods.

Rubicons should probably be lifted to work best.
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I was running 285/70r17s on stock wheels without a lift and about 1/2" clearance at full stuff. I had slight rub at full turn on the sway bars. later i got wheels with 4.5" backspacing and no rubbing issues at all.

btw, which tires are you thinking about running?
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Haha, yea, sorry, should've stated that...

I've got a 2007 4 Door Wrangler X, not sure if it's had a wheel upgrade at all, but I know I'm running 245/75/16's, and to be completely honest, I have no idea what that means, haha. I know they're measurements obviously, and I read somewhere else what it does actually means, just off the top of my head, I have no idea.

Anyway, I'd like to put at least a 32'' tire on, maybe a 33'', along with 10'' of width.

Bear with me, as it's a learning process, haha. I'll be up to par in a few.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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Haha, yea, sorry, should've stated that...

I've got a 2007 4 Door Wrangler X, not sure if it's had a wheel upgrade at all, but I know I'm running 245/75/16's, and to be completely honest, I have no idea what that means, haha. I know they're measurements obviously, and I read somewhere else what it does actually means, just off the top of my head, I have no idea.

Anyway, I'd like to put at least a 32'' tire on, maybe a 33'', along with 10'' of width.

Bear with me, as it's a learning process, haha. I'll be up to par in a few.
You can put the 255/85-16 tires on there then and have a 33" with no other mods necessary. It will work great.
But it won't look "cool".

If "cool" is what you're after, an Unlimited sorta needs at least 35's to look right. And that takes 2.5" lift, wheels with 4.5" backspacing, 35" tires (obviously), and 4.88 gears. And then you'll want bumpers too...

There comes a point in every Jeep owners life when he has to prioritize his mods. Need vs want, function vs cool.
I mod function first; I move on to cool after I wear out function and have spare cash...

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