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Old 12-27-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Talking Max tire size for an unlifted 2012 Wrangler unlimited

Being north of 57 years old, I do not want to lift my 2012 Deep Cherry Red Unlimited unless I absolutely have to. What is the largest tire that will fit? Does anyone have any experience with the Goodyear Duratrac?

2 doors are great, however 4 r better! Just traded in my 2008 and got $1500 less than I paid for it 3 years ago. Gotta use that savings for something, maybe a bumper/winch. Hope you r reading this honey?

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Congrats-

33's will fit but will rub w/o changing your stock rims or using wheel spacers.

Duratrac's are highly recommended

This is "the combo" very popular

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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thanx. this is what i am hearing also. i hate the stock goodyear tires...
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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thanx. this is what i am hearing also. i hate the stock goodyear tires...
Get a few bucks for them before you put the miles on.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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I have the MB72 15" Black Alloy rims on BFG AT 32x11.5-15 on my 12 JK.
You can see pics of it in my profile.
I think that is the largest tire that will fit without rubbing, while wheeling, without lift kit.
I also like the color of your new JK.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
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I am looking at doing the same. I have a 2012 Sahara. Can I fit 33's on the stock rims if I get spacers? And what spacers do you all recommend?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:16 PM   #7
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Exactly the same as 07 to 11. It didnt change for the 12.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:21 PM   #9
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You can fit 33's but will only need spacers if you put wider than stock tires on the stock wheels. Wheels with the proper back spacing for the width of the tire will solve the problem and eliminate the need for spacers. None of that has changed for the 2012. It's still a JK.
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Copy that thanks!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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I just put Nitto Terra Graplers on my son's STOCK 2007 JKU Sahara. They were 285/70 17". There went on Pro
Comp 17x8 wheels. No rubbing at full lock turn left or right.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
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May squeeze 35s on with flat fenders and trimming.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:15 PM   #13
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I just put 265/70r 17s on my stock 2011 and I get some rubbing in a full right turn.
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You can fit 33's but will only need spacers if you put wider than stock tires on the stock wheels. Wheels with the proper back spacing for the width of the tire will solve the problem and eliminate the need for spacers. None of that has changed for the 2012. It's still a JK.
Sorry if this is redundant, but I gotta get it right! To recap, you can replace the OEM stock 255 70 18 Bridgestone Duelers (yuck) with the 33" 275 Duratrac on the factory wheels, as long as you add spacers (1.5" Spidertrax, for example) without a lift? Thanks!
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Sorry if this is redundant, but I gotta get it right! To recap, you can replace the OEM stock 255 70 18 Bridgestone Duelers (yuck) with the 33" 275 Duratrac on the factory wheels, as long as you add spacers (1.5" Spidertrax, for example) without a lift? Thanks!
You can use this link fro reference, Car / SUV / Van / Light Truck Tire Calculations
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I've got 35x12.5x17s with no lift, but had to trim the fenders. I'm sure it'll rub if and when I do some serious off-roading, so I'll be putting on at least a 1" puck lift or a 2.5" suspension lift. It's only rubbed once in the last 5,000 miles or so after trimming, when I had 3 big guys in the back seat and I hit some rough RR tracks at 35mph or so.


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As you can see, the rear is a little tight and I'm not sure about flexing the front. When I get time later this spring, I'll get the Jeep out of the farm and flex it a bit and see what it might need, but for my current driving needs, it rides great, looks great and does much better in the snow than with the orig BFG MTs.

Keep researching, asking questions and try and find others with similar JKUs and see what worked for them. Best of luck & Happy New Year!
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You can use this link fro reference, Car / SUV / Van / Light Truck Tire Calculations

Okay, thanks. Neat chart.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #18
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The question that was posted is exactly what I am interested in. However, I am not familiar with the terms in the answers.

When I look at tires I am looking at the formula: 255 75 R17.

I am purchasing my third new jeep (me female 53 years old). I can finally afford some really nice big tires.

What I want are the biggest tires I can get without modifying anything and I want some really deep, nottty treads.

What am I looking for?????

So excited about my 3rd jeep Wrangler.

Thanks a bunch
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #19
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I have a question I am thinking about getting a Jeep and was wondering ,if I get a Base Jeep with 16's can I go up in tires size or maybe even wheel size? Do I have to worry about the rear gears size? thanks Mike
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #20
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Welcome to WF

The thread you posted in is a year and a half old...

Read through this thread, it should hopefully answer all of your questions.
Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!
Of course, the short answer to your question is yes (you can get larger wheel and or tires), and yes (you will have to regear if you tire size goes beyound 29 inches.
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Talking Rear Gears

So I am looking at buying a Base Jeep Wrangler 2 door. If they all come with the 16" wheel and tire option. Is everyone having to re-Gear going up in Tire size. I think I want to stay 16" wheels but a more aggressive Tire like a Duratrac?? Thanks Mike
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So I am looking at buying a Base Jeep Wrangler 2 door. If they all come with the 16" wheel and tire option. Is everyone having to re-Gear going up in Tire size. I think I wann stay 16" wheels but a more aggressive Tire like a Duratrac?? Thanks Mike
No, especially if you order it with the 3.73 gears.

33s will be fine, and many are even satisfied with 35s.

Stock wheels limit how big of a tire you can get however. Make sure to read the opening post of the thread link provided to you above.

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