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Old 09-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Max tire size on 2012 sahara w/o lift

Wondering what tires will fit without a lift and will not rub looking at 33 x 12.5 x17. Will the stock gear be ok for that size tire as well

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That should fit fine. You MIGHT have slight rubbing at full flex but that is about it. You will need 1.5" wheel spacers though if your looking to install them on the stock wheels. The factory gears wont be to bad with that size of tire. Hope that helps!

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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Not sure what tires yet. Have any suggestions?
Not going to use stock wheels so what bs should I look at getting on new wheels?
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On the JK, you should look at the 4.5" BS. That would allow you to run a rather large tire without any issues down the road.

Now, in that size for a GREAT all around DD tire, I would take a look at the Falken Wild Peaks. Great tire for the money and will do you well on and off road PLUS last quite a while as well!

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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What about putting those tires on a 16 in wheel? I'm new to jeeps. I like the way the bigger tires look plus I like wider tires then come stock on the sahara so I'm stilling trying to figure out the different tire sizes since some are in inches and metric. Don't want to go bigger then 33 or smaller then 32
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You can do a 33x1250 in everything from a 15" and up to a 18" I believe. You could forgo the spacers if you got wheels with atleast a 4.5" offset. You dont HAVE to change the wheel though unless you would like to. All though, the smaller the wheel the cheaper the tire...

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Old 09-28-2011, 02:17 PM   #7
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I've been looking at doing the same thing when my jeep finally get built and delivered. I found some nice black wheels that I like with 4.5" BS, but I haven't decided on a tire yet. I have had my eye on Terra Grapplers for a combo DD/Oversand and some off road. Anyone had experience with these tires? Its looking like anywhere fro $200-$220 each depending on which rim size I choose.
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33's on 15 inch wheels with no lift. That's what I'm running and I love it.
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33's on 15 inch wheels with no lift. That's what I'm running and I love it.
On a 2012? I didn't think 15's would clear the callipers.
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Some won't but some will. I have a 2010 and I doubt anything changed with the brakes. Cragar soft 8's wont clear the calipers, but pro comp soft 8's do. Tires are a lot cheaper for 15 inch wheels as well.
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I have not been able to find a decent 33x12.5 for a 17 inch rim. Only 285/70 which I think is only 11.5 inch wide. Either way, your rims need 4.5 BS or you need spacers with the factory rims. Depending on the tire some people have commented that the tire rubs at full turn. I am looking at getting Duratrac's and so far a 285/70R17 will not rub with no lift.
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Some won't but some will. I have a 2010 and I doubt anything changed with the brakes. Cragar soft 8's wont clear the calipers, but pro comp soft 8's do. Tires are a lot cheaper for 15 inch wheels as well.

You can get the Cragers to work. They do hit the calipers just a tad but nothing a angle grinder and about 5 minutes wont fix! Also, this is just a issue in the front and not the rear. We run them on our JK and really enjoy them!

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Price for those tires on 18" sahara rims are actually more then buying 15" wheels with 33" tires.

go figure.
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You can get the Cragers to work. They do hit the calipers just a tad but nothing a angle grinder and about 5 minutes wont fix! Also, this is just a issue in the front and not the rear. We run them on our JK and really enjoy them!

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Yeah, I've heard of people grinding a little to make them fit.
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Yeah, it is not as bad as you would think. You have to grind just a SMALL bit off the front and then knock of the top corners. That is it!

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Old 09-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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FYI

BFG makes the KM2 in 255/80/17 which is about 1.3 inches, give or take, taller than the stock BFG MT's in 255/75/17 and everything I have read from people that have them on stock height JK's is they DON'T rub at all. They are taller than the 33/12.50 stuff but are stock width which is probably why they don't rub and you can still put them on stock 17in wheels if you want.

TireRack.com and Costco both have them for $226 per each

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