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Old 03-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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2008 Sahara Wheels and Tires

Hi, I'm new to this site, and just bought my '08 Wrangler Unlimited 4 dr 4wd Sahara after my lease was up. Now that she's mine, I can put some accessories on it without throwing money away.,

I would like to put wheels and tires on it, but I don't want to lift it unless it is necessary.
I presently have stock wheels with 255/75/18's on them. That tire factors out to be a 32" tire. I would like to go a little taller and a little wider of a tire to give it more of an aggresive look. What is my best way to achieve what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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but I don't want to lift it unless it is necessary.
HA, of course it's "necessary" You should be good with 33s
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I ran 33s on 16s for a while without a lift. Due to proper backspacing, it didn't rub up front but the tires kissed the rear fenders when articulated; when articulated aggressively, they french-kissed the fenders and popped them off a bit.

Here it is with no lift.


I was also high-centering pretty often and bumping my trailer wiring (breaking it off) on departures. So I finally caved-in and lifted it 2.5".

Here it is lifted.


Sometimes lifting makes sense. Don't do it for cosmetic reasons; don't buy tires for cosmetic reasons. Don't marry a stripper unless you really love her --- same thing...
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:51 AM   #5
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I have 33x11.5 with 4.5 backspacing...no rub at all
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I have 33x11.5 with 4.5 backspacing...no rub at all
Salo,- what size rims are you running with the 33 x 11.50's ?
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Salo,- what size rims are you running with the 33 x 11.50's ?
the rims are 17x9...another member on here put M/T 33x12.5 with no lift and no rub...i like the nittos because i don't off road and they with last for 50k miles

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