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Old 03-05-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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How wide can it go for tires without rub on stock suspension??

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Old 03-08-2014, 02:58 AM   #2
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I'm assuming your driving a jk? And on the stock wheels? Or are you buying wheels too?

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Old 03-09-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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Ya 2012 jk stock everything. I heard I can go 33s x 12.5. But will they rub with stock suspension
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:49 AM   #4
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And I want to buy 15 inch wheels
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:30 AM   #5
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33's actually fit good on a stock jk. Because if you think about it. The stock tire size on a rubicon is a 32". With one simple requirement. Make sure when you buy wheels, that you have a 4.5" backspace. With that backspace you can run a 33x12.5r15 on a JK no problem.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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How wide wheel should I go. 15 x 10? Will that fit a 33x12.5 tire?
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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15x10 is more than wide enough. Honestly if you're not deflating and wheeling hard then you could get away with a 15x8.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #8
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Ya this is my daily driver And I don't think I'm doing to much wheeling. Thanks man you been a big help
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:42 PM   #9
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I recently bought 33x12.5xR18's and had them put on my stock powder coated rims (2013 JKU) and a 2" lift. So far I only get rubbing if I crank the wheel and reverse - e.g. when backing into a tight parking spot. Considering wheel spacers...
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #10
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Yeah the stock rims have 6.25" backpacking if I'm not mistaken. 4.5" backspace would take care of that. If you're just daily driving then for road manners I would recommend an A/T over an M/T an A/T is much better in the snow and ice and also it's near as noisy and have better road manners. Goodyear wrangler duratracs and nitto A/T's are most popular it seems. They basically dominate the market. You'll never hear a person say EVER that they didn't like the duratracs.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #11
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Yeah the stock rims have 6.25" backpacking if I'm not mistaken. 4.5" backspace would take care of that. If you're just daily driving then for road manners I would recommend an A/T over an M/T an A/T is much better in the snow and ice and also it's near as noisy and have better road manners. Goodyear wrangler duratracs and nitto A/T's are most popular it seems. They basically dominate the market. You'll never hear a person say EVER that they didn't like the duratracs.
Stock rims have a 45mm offset which is a 6" backspace. If your doing 15" wheels you will want at minimum 4.5" back space.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #12
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Actualllyyyy. Haha yeah youre right sorry 6" backspace.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #13
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Actualllyyyy. Haha yeah youre right sorry 6" backspace.
No biggie there is a lot of misinformation out there saying its 6.25" so its quite common for people to think that. Just like you need a minimum of 4.5" of backspace or you'll have issues. There are so many variables that effect these decisions. Tire and wheel width as well as offset will effect your tire position. I have 17x8.5" wheels with 5.2" backspace and could put on 315/70r17 or 35x12.5" with no issues, but I have a 2.5" lift with 2" bumpstops so I won't flex into my fenders. I don't rock crawl and don't need crazy articulation. Its about what your needs and end goal are. I think I went off on a tangent here.

Ohh BTW my name is also Vince.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:11 PM   #14
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Haha that's funny that you have the same name

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