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Old 04-15-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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make my Jeep cooler than his truck

The hubby got a new truck today...it makes my Jeep look small and I realized that this NEEDS to change....

So I have a 2013 Commando Green Sahara 4 dr, 6 sp manual, 3.21 (ugh) that is pretty stock when it comes to the exterior but I'm finally able to start buying stuff. I've been researching for a while on these forums and have come down to deciding on the Teraflex leveling kit with rough country spacers and I have always wanted flat fenders. I'm still contemplating the brand but I am already not allowed by the husband to cut the stock ones... I also plan on getting some type of stubby bumper (still narrowing down). This is my daily driver and I am constantly getting a kid and 2 huskies in and out of it, hence my decision to level instead of do a lift (my dream in the future). We do go off roading (Northern California type stuff) and plan on increasing that since today the hubby got a new truck we need to test out. (Mines still cooler)
So that all being said.... Currently have the stock 255/70/18 on there and want to try to keep it on the 18's and not deal with any other major mods than what i mentioned.
Since I am getting the flat fenders, what size & type tire should I get? I told him there's no way I'm getting flat fenders without new tires and he finally caved...so help me out! point me in the right direction..I've searched so much on this site but it's all spread out and since I'm learning it's hard for me to remember everything.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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I'm a yj guy, so I know very little about the JKs. But I've read here that 33's will fit a stock JK barely. So with a leveling kit and flat fenders I would think 33's would be just the right size to gain clearance, but have room to flex.

The width I think could be a problem though. If I remember reading a JK thread correctly, you will need wheel spacers or new wheels if running wider than stock tires. Plus on a stock wheel you can probably only go to a 10" or 10.5" wide tire. There are many options of 33x10.5 tire available.

Hopefully some JK people reply because I could be leading you in the wrong way.

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Old 04-16-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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I think it would look good with a leveling kit and 33s.

If you keep your current wheels and do the 33s with a leveling kit I would think you will be okay and not need spacers. I ran 285/70r16 (33s) on my stock 16" wheels and it rubbed at stock height but when I put the BB on the rubbing stopped. So, I would think the backspacing is the same so you should be okay.

This was my 08 in Moab on a 2.5" BB and those 285s on the stock wheels.
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Instead of getting a leveling kit and spacers just get a 2.5" BB (spacer kit) it will level and lift it about as far as you can go while still maintaining close to the stock reliability.

It will look great with some 33x10.5-12.5 -18 tires depending on your preference of tire width. Narrower tires (pizza cutters) will make it appear taller but wider ones will make it look more stout and aggressive. With some got MT tires you will be able to a lot places your husband's truck can only dream of. Try to be humble at that point
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