Okay I have a new 2012 4 door Jeep Wrangler Sahara with factory 18" rims and I think Bridgestone duler AT tires.
When someone asks me are they 30's? How do I tell by looking at the tire.
Isnt the biggest size tire I can put on my stock jeep 33x10.50
My wife doesnt want me to put a lift kit on it and Im ok with it but when the factory tires get worn out I want to replace them with the biggest size mud tires I can, not all season like from the factory.
I have noticed that my stock jeep sits 1/2" higher than other stock jeeps but I'm told that because most jeeps come with 17" rims and I have 18" rims, is this a legit statement?
No, your Jeep doesn't sit higher, and no you don't get more lift from your wheels. Your tires are the same overall diameter as the Sport models with 17s on them.
You can go with 285 series tires and might be OK. Like they said..check out the FAQ and see if your answer is there. A girl here at work runs 305/60-18 on her Sahara wheels but I can't confirm if she has wheel spacers or not. I don't think she does.
~Lots of modded Jeeps and a Toyota 4Runner~
Well then its an optical illusion because I park next a new jeep every day and mine sits slightly higher and when I looked at his tires his rims were 17" and mine were 18". Ill measure it, probably an illusion.
your jeep may sit higher, but it's not because of the tires. saharas come with an "off road" suspension. i forget what Jeep calles it in the details page but that could give you a little bit more height.
Ok another question with the stock 18" rims which I have 32's if I put say a 2 inch lift kit plus wheel spacers could I put biger tires on this.
trying to save money by not having to buy new rims. I actually like the stock rims I just wish they were black any ideas on painting them flat black that will hold up to abuse...
But... Tires usually run more expensive for bigger wheels.
In some cases you can buy a --let's just say 33" tire--along with a 15" wheel, for less than a 33x18 and the spacers.
DTD is a vender here, I believe they are still doing -$200 for tire/wheel combos.
Oh ... You may be able to get a few bucks for your stock tires/wheels depending on Mileage/condition.
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