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Old 11-17-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Wrangler Unlimited Wheel & Tire Size

I'm a complete newbie to Jeeps and know even less about wheels and tires. I want to replace my wheels and tires (stock) on my Unlimited. It's a 6 speed manual transmission with 3.21 gear ratio.

What are the largest tires that I can put on without needing a lift kit or impacting performance (if that makes sense)? What size wheels should I get? I've been researching but it all looks very foreign to me.

Suggestions and recommendations are welcomed!! Thanks for your help!

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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What year is it? I know that the 04-06 unlimited didn't have 3.21 gears, but idk if the new ones do or not.

2005 TJ Unlimited 4.0 6 speed
LoD expedition series rear bumper/tire carrier, BFG A/T 32x11.5x15, OME 2.5 w/ lj springs
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:01 AM   #3
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It's a 2010 - the 4 door.

It's black and I like the black wheel look as you have. Very sharp.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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What type of driving are you loonkng for? On road only/ just looks, or off road as well. It will fit upto a 33 stock W/O lifting, but can get sluggish.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:01 PM   #5
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Mine has the 3.73 axle/gear ratio - will 33s be noticeably more sluggish ?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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I just bought a 2009 wrangler x unlimited 2x4 4 door, love it, want to change rims and tires, I am getting different bolt pattern listings online, it has 16 inch rims with 225 70 16 tires, does any one know for sure if the bolt pattern is 5x5 o5 5x4.5?

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