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Old 01-23-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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Biggest tyres?

If the Wrangler 4 door Unlimited Sport I'm looking to buy has 16" wheels fitted as standard what's the biggest size tyres I can put on?

I'm sure this has been asked before so please forgive me bringing it up again.

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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Keep it Stock, 32" tires, no mods

33" tires, slight mods

34" to 42" tires--LOTS OF MODS

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Originally Posted by vw73182 View Post
tyres is how its spelled across the pond. gota love them brits
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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Hello in GB.

And while I was doing this, I see that you already got good info.

I'm certainly not an expert but currently have two JK's. The Sahara is running the stock 18 inch and the Rubicon LT 255/75R17. These are both rated nominally at 32", I believe. Without any modification, either would probably work fine and be much larger than the 16's. Here in the states, there are a lot of the stock tires and wheels traded in at tire shops for custom wheels and tires. So that is a good place to look here, if you want stock look. With even a small 2 lift or level kit, I've seen as high a 35" tires.

Any thing larger than stock 16's would look pretty good! Best of luck with the new JK!
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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There's a member running 255/85-16 on his stock 16" wheels.
Gone camping,

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #7
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I didn't realise my Britishness was so obvious.

Well, the JK 4 door I had my eye on sold pretty sharpish, no surprise I guess, it was a good deal. So I'll still looking.

Ok, let me expand the question just a wee bit if I may. . .

What's all this lifting thing then?
There aren't many Jeeps on the roads over here in the UK, but of all the Jeeps I have seen none of them have been modified. I'm not sure if that's because the parts aren't available or no one over here does that kind of thing.
Is it expensive? What king of stuff do you need and can you do the work on your lonesome?

One thing I'm hoping to get back from buying a Jeep is the ability to work on it, there isn't much you can do with most modern cars these days, unless you're a computer.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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It isn't difficult to modify the Jeep mildly.
But modifications beget modifications...

You should really take a hard look at your needs. Do you anticipate a Paris-Dakar trip? Might need a lift and larger tires, stouter bumpers, winch, lower ratio gearing, auxiliary transmission cooler, dual batteries, ARB refrigerator, roofrack, snorkel, HID & LED lighting, etc...

Poke around on this forum and see what the members have done in their own garages and driveways. Be honest with yourself about your needs and create a timeline for the build. We'll get you through it.

Bear in mind that a stock Jeep can go many many places; some of the gizmos we choose to add make it easier, aid recovery of stuck vehicles, or allow us greater comfort levels.
You might enjoy the Expedition Portal Forum; we have quite a few members from GB, Oz, Africa. You can get a feel for what works in different environments.

My Jeep just has tires/wheels, 4.56 gears, springs from an Unlimited, bumpers, & winch. I'm beginning to wish for lockers and a little lift as I find my limits.

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