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Old 03-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Just Purchased a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2DR

Well just like the title states I just traded in my G35 and purchased a new Wrangler Sport 2DR. So far I absoultely love it and am already starting to plan my assault on the modifications I plan.

The first thing I notice is that I hate to bicycle looking tires that came with the Jeep so those need to go immediately. I do not plan on lifting the jeep in the near future so I was wondering what are the largest size tires I can put on a stock Wrangler without any rubbing. I do not want any rubbing at at full turn in either direction or while in reverse.

I was also planning on getting some cragar 16 inch wheels with 4.5 backspacing. I do not know a lot about wheels or tires for Jeeps so if anyone could help me or post pictures of there own stock jeep with larger tires id really appreciate it.

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The easy answer is to get 32s (I'm not sure on the metric size off the top of my head), since 32s come standard on Rubicons you are sure to be ok with that.

Some guys can squeeze 33s, but I wouldn't... you are likely to have rubbing issues without at least a leveling kit or small puck lift.

As far as rims go, I'd look for some 16x8 inch rims. Those will do you good in the future should you choose to upgrade to bigger tires later, but will also be just fine for 32s. I'm running my 35s on a set of 16x8 steelies without any problems.

You are right to look for 4.5 (or less) backspacing... for 32s it shouldn't matter. But if you go to lift your Jeep (or buy larger tires) in the future you will have one less thing to worry about.

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33's will fit on wheels with 4.5" of back spacing without rubbing.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I really like the beefier look so if i go with 32s what do i look for in width? Same with if i decided to go with 33s, what width do i look for. Again my main goal right now is larger beefier tires without any rubbing at all.

For either the 33s or 32s with 4.5 inch backspacing will i need to get 1.5 inch spacers?

Will post pictures as soon as i take some shots

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No spacers needed if you have rims with 4.5 BS
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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32's if you want absolute no rubbing at full turn. Here are my 32" duratracs...

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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Congrats! Just bought a Denatator yellow Sport a few days ago, I had the dealer swap some Rubicon rims on mine and they work great! They had some with 18 x35 XDs & Nittos but were lifted, Glad I got the 3:73 s it still seems geared hi wi the 6sp. Enjoy!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #9
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Well just like the title states I just traded in my G35 and purchased a new Wrangler Sport 2DR. So far I absoultely love it and am already starting to plan my assault on the modifications I plan.

The first thing I notice is that I hate to bicycle looking tires that came with the Jeep so those need to go immediately. I do not plan on lifting the jeep in the near future so I was wondering what are the largest size tires I can put on a stock Wrangler without any rubbing. I do not want any rubbing at at full turn in either direction or while in reverse.

I was also planning on getting some cragar 16 inch wheels with 4.5 backspacing. I do not know a lot about wheels or tires for Jeeps so if anyone could help me or post pictures of there own stock jeep with larger tires id really appreciate it.
i've seen numerous posts with guys selling moab wheels/tires from the rubi, that would be a good (and economical) start and as others have mentioned no fitment issues.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #10
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I have an 11' JK with no lift. Currently running 265/75/16 tires on 16" wheels with 4.5 backspacing. No rubbing at all and in my opinion looks awesome
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies everyone, especially the pictures the jeeps look great. This is what I think I have it narrowed down to

265/75R16 with 16 x 8 wheels
32x11.50R15 with 15 x 8 wheels

What does everyone think is the best bet. Based on what I have read both tires will fit and will absolutely not rub at all. Just want to double check this is correct.

Please give the pros and cons of both.

I have also looked at the 285/75R16, these are a little larger 32.83 x 11.22, since they are so close to 33s I am guess they will rub when stearing wheel turned full turn, is this a correct assumption and a size to just avoid?

Thanks again.
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You can run 33's with 4.5 BS on your rims and/or wheel spacers IF you don't plan on ever flexing... meaning just using this Jeep on paved roads.
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285/75/16 is a great choice--just make sure the wheels have around 4.5 backspace or use 1.5 spacers.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:05 PM   #14
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Thanks again everyone I appreciate everyone trying to help me out. I want to stay below 33s I think, so I think I will either end up going with the 265/75R16 or the 285/75R16. The 285s are very close to 33 inches so I think I will get that look no matter what. I know the 265/75R16 will not rub at all, but does everyone have experience with running 285/75R16 on a stock 2011 2dr JK? If so do you experience any rubbing even when going over a speed bump or pot hole? What about full turn both forward and reverse?

I am also having trouble with my UConnect but I think that will be a different thread after the tires are taking care of.
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I am running 285/70/17's on my 2011 JK. I do not get any rub even at full turn both directions, However, I did change the wheels to MB Stryker's at Discount Tire and they have the proper back spacing to allow this tire to fit without issues. I have over 3000 miles on them without any problems.
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I am running 285/70/17's on my 2011 JK. I do not get any rub even at full turn both directions, However, I did change the wheels to MB Stryker's at Discount Tire and they have the proper back spacing to allow this tire to fit without issues. I have over 3000 miles on them without any problems.
I really like the look of your jeep with the tire combo. Are you running an sort of life or are you completey stock running those wheels? What is the backspacing on the wheels you have and are you using spacers?
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I do not have any lift. The wheels have 4.5-5 back spacing (not sure, I need to stop by Discount tire and get the actual back spacing). The wheels spread the stance of the JK and no spacers are needed. They move the tires out to even with the fenders.
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Stopped by Discount Tire this morning and they confirmed the BS on these wheels are 4.5".

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