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Old 10-24-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Need some wheel help

Ok I have an 08 unlimited sahara with 18"
wheels What I want to do is put larger tires on them (35's) with stock rims no spacers with 2.5" bb lift. So my question is will this work with no rubbing? Does anyone have this set up? Pros and cons. Also could you post some pics if you do have this set up

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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Ok I have an 08 unlimited sahara with 18"
wheels What I want to do is put larger tires on them (35's) with stock rims no spacers with 2.5" bb lift. So my question is will this work with no rubbing? Does anyone have this set up? Pros and cons. Also could you post some pics if you do have this set up
It will work if you dont turn ........you either need spacers, aftermarket wheels with negative bs, or you have to do some adjusting under your rig. Id recommend buying some nice aftermarkets with your tires and spare yourself the trouble of spacers....cragar soft 8s are arguable the best offroad wheel made and about 100 a wheel.

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If you can find a 35x10.5 you could do it...... Otherwise, what Ncossey said... 12.5's are too wide for stock bs.
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So 33's might be even better than . They'd be about a 10-11" wide tire
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So 33's might be even better than . They'd be about a 10-11" wide tire
You are still gonna need spacers, wheels, or to adjust your steering lockout with anything bigger than a 265/70/17.
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i have those rims on my sahara.... running 35/12.50r18 nitto mud grapplers... i have 1 1/4" spacers though.... otherwise you will get BIGTIME rub. I have also lifted mine 2 1/2"
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So some things may have changed. I can now get a great deal on soft 8's in a 16". My question is what size tire can I use and not have to get the speedometer calibrated for wheel size difference or will I have to no matter what
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Tire size not wheel size screws up the speedo.
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Tire size not wheel size screws up the speedo.
This! If you deviate from stock size tires, your speeo/odo will be off. The need to recalibrate it is entirely up to you...
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This! If you deviate from stock size tires, your speeo/odo will be off. The need to recalibrate it is entirely up to you...
Recalibrate, it keeps your Jeep honest
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So some things may have changed. I can now get a great deal on soft 8's in a 16". My question is what size tire can I use and not have to get the speedometer calibrated for wheel size difference or will I have to no matter what
It's not such a big deal to recalibrate your speedo/odo.

In fact, if you get the Superchips Flashpaq, it will do that for you and also adjust allow you to adjust some other features on your Jeep as well. Only takes about 10 minutes.

There are cheaper programmers like the AEV module that don't have as many options.

So get the tire size you want.
PS ---- since you're on the fence about size, how do you plan to use the Jeep? Most people are getting 35s these days for show rather than go. 33s are a very worthy size on a 2-door; I like 35s on the Unlimited to help with its breakover angle (every little bit...).
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Recalibrate, it keeps your Jeep honest
Nice way to put it

I always wondered how much more emphasis folks would put on it if the mileage thing were reversed...

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