Tailgate w/ tire size - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Ajax333333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 406
Tailgate w/ tire size

Will I have to get an aftermarket tire carrier if I put a 33/12.50/17 Micky Thompson Baja on the back of my JKU?

I currently run a 285/70/17 BFG A/T on my factory tire carrier. I know I should just go to 35's, but I don't want to get an aftermarket bumper right now and I have a 07' auto JKU with 4.10 gears. Which means, I believe, I would have to regear for 35's as well

Ajax333333 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
TRAUMAhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cen Cal
Posts: 533
What wheels and backspacing? I'm running a 35x12.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler on a Level 8 ZX wheel with 4.5" backspacing and it's fine, just needed to extend the tire bump stops. 2010 JKUR, auto, 4:10s for the past year and it's fine, but my city is flat and low.

TRAUMAhead is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2013, 03:15 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Ajax333333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 406
I just looked up the Vtec Raptor wheels I have and the backspacing says 6 inches. Could that be right?
Ajax333333 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
ahsumtoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 538
Better Safe than Sorry

I have the same tire and wheel size and I have heard too many people saying their hinges started rattling due to the weight. I put on a heavy duty one just to be safe. I went to the Jeep dealership since I really didn't want to pay $800 for a Tera. They had one that they installed for about $200. They upgraded the hinges, put on a different mount and bump stops.
ahsumtoy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC