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Old 06-26-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Would 33" fit on a stock 02 sport. At least until I can get the lift put on. I currently have 215/75r15. I'm looking into some 33x12.50r15 or 16. And what exactly is backspace. I keep reading about it but I'm not really sure what it is. And how much would these tires effect it. Or is that determined by the wheels.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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short answer is no they wont fit...stock wheels wont be able to fit the width, fenders wont be able to fit the 33's

you need a minimum 2" budget boost to run the 33's and even then you'll rub offroad

31x10.5x15's are the biggest you can fit on a stock

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I know I'm going to need new wheels as well when I get the tires. But what I don't know is what the backspace is and how that relates to the tires/wheels
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its not even just the wheels to fit the tires, you need to lift the whole thing to fit 33" tires on there...

Backspace is basically how far it will set the tire from outside of the wheel well...you need backspacing in order to turn larger tires and not rub. Backspace is from where the wheel mounts to the inside of the rim.

If you put a wide tire on a stock rim and turn, you'll rub.

you need to space the tires out further in order to turn them

but like i mentioned, you cant fit a 33x12.5 tire on your stock tj even with new wheels. You need a 2" lift minimum to run them and even then you'll rub if you go offroad.
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I know I need to lift. I am planning on doing a 3" suspension lift. How far out would the tires have to be in order to not rub. Or does that depend on the wheels I get
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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3.75" should be just fine
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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