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Old 06-03-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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max tire size for 2010 sahara

i'm wondering what is the maximum tire size i can go with if i don't want to get a lift?

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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i'm wondering what is the maximum tire size i can go with if i don't want to get a lift?
basically 33s but you have to watch back spacing, depending on how wide you go. I believe 275/70-18s will fit even on stock rims. They are approx. 32.5 x 10.5

If you look at my avatar, I have 265/75-16s they are approx 31.5 x 10 on stock suspension.

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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biggest your going to be able to run would be a 32" tire. a 33" tire will rub... i did ALOT of asking around about this same thing.

are you planning on keep the stock 18's?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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I don't believe 33's will rub if you buy new rims with 4.5 backspacing.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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I don't believe 33's will rub if you buy new rims with 4.5 backspacing.
thats correct. 33's almost fit with no mods at all, but spacers make sure of it.
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I don't believe 33's will rub if you buy new rims with 4.5 backspacing.
You'll bump the flares if your Jeep leaves pavement.

Do the Saraharas have metal flares or are they painted plastic? If they are metal, don't put 33's on. If plastic, just trim them a little bit and lose that air thing under the bumper.
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You'll bump the flares if your Jeep leaves pavement.

Do the Saraharas have metal flares or are they painted plastic? If they are metal, don't put 33's on. If plastic, just trim them a little bit and lose that air thing under the bumper.
Saharas are just plastic flares.
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Ok thanks. I've never seen a Sahara up close. I was near one at a light today actually checking it out and they looked metal. I always assumed they were plastic but I started second guessing myself
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i guess it all depends on what the OP decides to do. but 33's will rub when going off road if the sahara is stock with stock rims. it will also rub the fenders from what i have heard, but like said above you can cut the flares if you feel like cutting apart your vehicle. i on the other hand would prefer to not cut my jeep up on purpose in case i decide i want to get rid of it in the future.

to each there own though and i think it would help to know if the OP is planing on keeping the stock rims or going after market as well.
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wouldn't larger tires also rub the insides when turning?
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Full size 33" will also rub the stock bumpers on full turns, without lift

Lotsa variables !

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Thanks for all the info Please let me know what you suggest as far as maximum tire size with new rims. I really like the crager soft 8's. I brought the jeep to a shop that does mod's and his price was almost $4000. for tires, rims, 3" lift and new suspension. I'm trying to avoid spending that much so I was thinking that bigger tires/rims would be the solution without a lift.
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without lifting the jeep your pretty much stock with a true 32" tire. i am putting 275/65R18 on mine wich is a true 32" tire and i wont be able to go any bigger unless i lift it and like mentioned above it will rub on the inner fender wells, fenders and even the stock bumpers unless modded or replaced.

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