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Old 07-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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How big?

Im sure this has been asked, but I searched and didnt turn anything up.

I have a stock 07 Rubicon. How big a tire can I put on it with out any lift? Can I do 35"? Or would I need to add spacers for that?

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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33's if it never leaves the road. they'll rub offroad.

32's for good offroad use.

EDIT: contrary to popular belief, I'd recommend no less than 3" ACTUAL lift height to successfully run 35's offroad on a JK. a BB will be ok for a street queen.

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Im sure this has been asked, but I searched and didnt turn anything up.

I have a stock 07 Rubicon. How big a tire can I put on it with out any lift? Can I do 35"? Or would I need to add spacers for that?

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Describe your "vision" of your build.

You could stuff some 35s on wheels with the right backspacing (or use spacers) if you had some flat flares (like the bushwacker product). A bit of extra lift would help.
It will look low and mean this way; not your conventional build but pretty cool.

The downside to not lifting is the concomitant lack of breakover and departure angle. I lifted mine for those sole purposes ---- and I was hitting the back fenders just a scootch with 33s.

So, give it a think. Even think about the 35s; most people who buy and run them don't need them. They buy them for cosmetic purposes.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:11 PM   #4
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Great points like always hilldweller!

Ok, here is my thought on what I would "like" to do. I am definitely on a budget, and this is really the wifes vehicle, so I cant go crazy with things. Please let me know what you guys think.

I was thinking of getting 33" tires, 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers, and some spacers for the tops of the springs-maybe 2"??

This would give me a little wider and a little taller stance and not break the bank. Does all that look kosher?
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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Great points like always hilldweller!

Ok, here is my thought on what I would "like" to do. I am definitely on a budget, and this is really the wifes vehicle, so I cant go crazy with things. Please let me know what you guys think.

I was thinking of getting 33" tires, 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers, and some spacers for the tops of the springs-maybe 2"??

This would give me a little wider and a little taller stance and not break the bank. Does all that look kosher?
Sounds kosher to me...Exactly what I just did with my Rubi...2.5 BB (coil spacers), and 1.5 spidertrax wheel spacers. You will have plenty of room to run 33s...even 35s
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I have 265/75 16 (31.5) on stock rims with no lift, no problem...

And I stopped at 265 because the stock steel rims really aren't rated for over 265s,

I would think you could go 275/70 17 (32in) or maybe even 275/75 17 (33in) without the spacers. 275 are a little under 11in wide,, if you went with a true 33x11.50 you will probably need spacers.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:16 AM   #7
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Good stuff! Thanks guys.

Now I just have to convince the wife that we need this stuff...

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