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Old 04-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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AGAIN, maximum tire size without a lift....

.... before you suggest a search, I have done that and I've read a bunch, but I can't seem to find an answer to one specific scenario.

I understand that 33X12's are likely to work, without lift, given 4.5 or less backspacing. But now let's assume that I put flat fenders on. Is there a larger sized tire (than 33's) that can be accommodated with the flatties? Or, will larger tires have some interference with suspension/steering components that cannot be corrected without a lift? Or, if there is such interference, can that be corrected SHORT OF doing an actual lift?

I'm modding my '10 JKUR in stages. I'm considering getting flatties first, THEN larger tires, and only later, a lift. Suggestions?

Thanks for your time.

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I'm fairly new but here is my experience and present set up.
I'm running 285/70/17's with a leveling kit, 2" in the front and 1" in the back with 1-1/2" wheel spacers. Last weekend I went wheeling with some guys and removed the front sway bar links and in several places I thought I was gonna tear the front fenders off. It was a total blast .
So right now I'm pondering new flares/flare mods, just where you know, flares are fenders.

If I were you I'd ask myself just how deep into this do I want to get then ask what you will be needing to get where you need to be. Just my .02.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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My understanding is yes. So long as the back spacing is low enough and you're willing to trim the pinch seam, 35s will worth without a lift using flatties. Try searching for "low center of gravity" builds.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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My understanding is yes. So long as the back spacing is low enough and you're willing to trim the pinch seam, 35s will worth without a lift using flatties. Try searching for "low center of gravity" builds.
Thanks. Yeah, I'm starting to believe that may be true. Another post (here: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!) says: "315/75/16s with 4.5" BS and fenders cut on my stock suspension now. Minimal rubbing on Rubi rail but I will trim that. It's true. You can run 35s on stock setup if you cut. I have had them to the bumpstops".

One goes so far as to state: " Hell, with the Metal Cloak fenders, they claim you can run 37s on stock suspension!"

I still recall reading (trying to find it now) that there may be some steering/suspension components that may interfere with 35's and no lift, when the sway bar is disconnected, and Jeep at full flex. What do you think?

But like you suggested, I'm thinking that 35's on <4.5 BS wheels, with flatties and a trimmed pinch seam, might just work out fine!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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I still recall reading (trying to find it now) that there may be some steering/suspension components that may interfere with 35's and no lift, when the sway bar is disconnected, and Jeep at full flex. What do you think?
I wish I had a definite answer--I've never put on 35s or flatties with no lift, so all I can offer is "I read . . ." and "I thought . . ." and "it seems to me . . ." And it's not that popular of a set up, so I haven't really heard information from enough sources to feel like my non-firsthand knowledge is still useful.

That said, I'm pretty confident that on the street and trail riding with sways attached, 35s with flatties and no lift with some trimming should work. Under extreme flex . . . I don't know.

Why the desire for no lift by the way? A leveling kit or a 2.5" lift ought to pose no problems and keep you pretty low. I'm on 33s now with a 2.5" lift, but when I go to 35s in the future I plan on adding flatties (and a regear).
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Here's some threads I have found on the subject.
no lift on 35's
No lift 35s on stock wheels report
35s and no lift
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Why the desire for no lift by the way?
Mainly because I'm modding in stages. Probably a lift eventually.
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Here's some threads I have found on the subject.
no lift on 35's
No lift 35s on stock wheels report
35s and no lift
Yeah, can't see why that topic would ever have been brought up before...

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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Found these pics over at JKO; TF leveling kit, flats, and 35s.



And here is another one from JKO.


And here is one at articulation.

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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Yeah, can't see why that topic would ever have been brought up before...

Yeah, but all those links were to OTHER FORUMS, not this one. I didn't search those forums, only this one. Thanks for your time.
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brb, teasing out 42's

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