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Old 04-05-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Question Got one!!!! Now what can I do???

Picked a new 07 "Jeep Green" Sahara last week!! Opted for the full doors and soft top. However, had to go with automatic but it made my wife happy. I've ordered a Teraflex 2.5 Budget Boost and will soon be ready for some wider shoes.
1. Does anyone know how wide of a tire I can get on without rubbing? I'm looking at 10.5 to 12.5 x 33's. The Green Machine came with 18 inch rims but I think I will drop down to 17's to save some $$$$.

2. Also, has anyone used the Spider Trax spacers, good idea or bad. I don't plan on doing serious off road playing just some trails around the mtn's of NC.

Hey, thanks in advance for any advice

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If you get rims with 3.75" of backspacing you won't rub on anything with 12.50 wide tires.

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Old 04-06-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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Why do people rag on auto trans? What is the prob with letting the vehicle do the shifting for you?
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:53 AM   #4
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I bought a manual when I got my TJ because I thought that is what your a supposed to have. I didn't even know how to drive one at the time, but quickly learned when I had to drive off the lot with it. There seems to be a lot of people with autos on the forum. If I ever get a new one it will have a auto trans.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:00 AM   #5
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Why do people rag on auto trans? What is the prob with letting the vehicle do the shifting for you?
It's just personal choice........some like auto, some like a stick
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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I'm lazy...so give me an automatic any day

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I agree!

I'm on the phone way to much to drive a stick...

What would I do with my cigar???
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:28 AM   #9
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Don't get me wrong I am satisfied with the AT but I would rather have a MT.
I'm going to attempt to install the Teraflex Boost this PM and Sun. Should be interesting as I ain't no mechanic but want to give it a try. All ya need is a big hammer and a pair of pliers right??
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I wonder if you'll need a spring compressor for that? Removing those springs makes me nervous.
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If you go to www.project-jk.com website and click on the Teraflex Budget Boost write up it has it all laid out. Very clear instructions with helpful photos. Even the Teraflex instructions don't mention a spring compressor. Hey, if worse case comes....duct tape and super glue will hold anything.
Kidding aside I'm only a "do my own maintenance kinda guy" and I'm pretty sure I can handle this. I am more concerned with the width of wheels and tires I can put on it. I found some 17x9 with 5on5 and 5" back spacing and some 33x12.50 tires. 1BLKJP said with 3.75" back spacing would be okay.
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1. Does anyone know how wide of a tire I can get on without rubbing? I'm looking at 10.5 to 12.5 x 33's. The Green Machine came with 18 inch rims but I think I will drop down to 17's to save some $$$$.

2. Also, has anyone used the Spider Trax spacers, good idea or bad. I don't plan on doing serious off road playing just some trails around the mtn's of NC.

Hey, thanks in advance for any advice
If you are buying new wheels anyway, I would just get the 15" rims, with a back spacing of 3.75". Two reasons for that. Tires are a lot cheaper that way, with more selection across the board, and I would never suggest, or use spacers. This way you have solved two problems, with one easy solution. Get your 33"X12.5"X15's and enjoy, with no problems.
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has anyone figured out the max tire size that can be used on a stock 2 door JK without spacers/lift?

With a good offset, will 33's work or do i need to stick to a 32" type tire? we had 31's on the 2006 without any issues (not stock wheels) and know that there is definitely more room, but have not found a thread where anyone has tried 33s on a stock one with a diff. rim

I dont know the tire size formula, but any thoughts on these sizes:

265/75/16
285/75/16

suggestions welcome.

Using this wheel (16x8)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92601_4XX_A_PG.htm
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If you are putting larger tires on the JK you need to make sure you get the right rims. You need to have a minimum of 4" of backspacing on the rims and 3.75" is perfect. Otherwise if you trying putting bigger tires on stock rims you will rub on the upper CA's and the sway bar links in the rear.

As far as the tires go Jeep puts 32" tires on the Rubicon models stock. You could easily run a 33" tire with no lift on that rig so the 265 is out. Metric you could run a 295/75/16 on there with no rubbing in the flenders.
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If you are putting larger tires on the JK you need to make sure you get the right rims. You need to have a minimum of 4" of backspacing on the rims and 3.75" is perfect. Otherwise if you trying putting bigger tires on stock rims you will rub on the upper CA's and the sway bar links in the rear.

As far as the tires go Jeep puts 32" tires on the Rubicon models stock. You could easily run a 33" tire with no lift on that rig so the 265 is out. Metric you could run a 295/75/16 on there with no rubbing in the flenders.
how do those rims in that link work out for tires? we had similar ones for our 2006. that link goes to the ones for the 2007 models. the 16x7 has 4" of backspacing and the 16x8 has 5" of backspacing

my wife prefers this brand/model of tire: (corny reasons so dont ask)

http://www.kellytires.com/kellytires...ea=Light+Truck

they list the available sizes so i was hoping there was a relatively big size available that will fit in there. I just wonder if a 31" is going to look too small with that big of an opening
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The 285 on a 16x8 with 4" of Backspacing would work for you. What Quadratec has there on the 5" BS rims I wouldn't run anything bigger than stock width tires on it.
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Thanks for the info. Can anyone guide me to a vendor on here that would carry a black wheel like that cragar with the correct backspacing?

I will probably go with that 285/75/16 to wrap the wheels in...
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Thanks for the info. Can anyone guide me to a vendor on here that would carry a black wheel like that cragar with the correct backspacing?

I will probably go with that 285/75/16 to wrap the wheels in...
Honestly I know that some of the manufacturers are a bit hemmed up with all of the JK business that is being requested of them. Pro Comp seems to be shipping wheels right away.

I'd suggest you give Joe (Absolute OffRoad) a call at the shop and talk wheels over with him. He's a board sponsor, owns a JK, and I know for a fact there are 3 sets of JK rims in the shop right now.

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If you are buying new wheels anyway, I would just get the 15" rims, with a back spacing of 3.75". Two reasons for that. Tires are a lot cheaper that way, with more selection across the board, and I would never suggest, or use spacers. This way you have solved two problems, with one easy solution. Get your 33"X12.5"X15's and enjoy, with no problems.


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