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Old 07-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Help the new guy tires...

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?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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This thread in the general forum has some great info. I learned a lot from the info there.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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I put 33 inch duratracks with out a lift and had no issues. I also did do a 2.5 lift later but it was all for looks
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FYI I have a 2012 sahara jku also
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check out my other post about my engine squeak...
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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so if they 33's they must only be 10.5 inches wide then? I thought 33's were 11-12 inches wide?
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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.

Thanks for the info...
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If you have the factory tow package you will sit a little higher.
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I should of mentioned that I swapped out wy wheels along with the tires
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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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.


Any help would be appreciated.
You have 32" tires.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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take your oem tire information and punch it into any tire size calculator found on most tire websites and it will tell you width and diameter. dag's is correct, you have 32" tires

as far as the largest size tire you can fit: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

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.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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Bridgestone*Dueler A/T RH-S

here is all the info on your tires
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32x10" That's what I was told too on our Sahara stock. 255/70/18 tires..
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #16
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This will get you close, the nominal diameter:

Tire size calculator

Alternatively, visit the manufacturer's website for their published spec. Two tires with identical size designations can vary a bit by manufacturer/specific tire.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #17
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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...
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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...
Yes...

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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