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Old 10-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question tire and rim swap question

Hi I have a 2010 jeep jk with no lift, totally stock, and I found 5 rubicon rims 17" and 5 tires 33 12.50 17 to match. Will this be ok with no lift? I saw on here that 15" rims with 4 1/2" backspacing and 33 12.50 15 tires will fit fine no rubbing unless you go off road. so I'm asking if I get the 17" and put 33's on them do I have to lift it? I want to lift it later 2", but for now no lift and I'm pretty sure 33"s on 15x10's fit fine as long as I don't go to far off road. help if I'm wrong I need some opinions.

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Hi I have a 2010 jeep jk with no lift, totally stock, and I found 5 rubicon rims 17" and 5 tires 33 12.50 17 to match. Will this be ok with no lift? I saw on here that 15" rims with 4 1/2" backspacing and 33 12.50 15 tires will fit fine no rubbing unless you go off road. so I'm asking if I get the 17" and put 33's on them do I have to lift it? I want to lift it later 2", but for now no lift and I'm pretty sure 33"s on 15x10's fit fine as long as I don't go to far off road. help if I'm wrong I need some opinions.
You'll be fine with 33" tires, height-wise, as long as you don't try to wheel it...in which case it'll probably rub. But in terms of width, you'll need the wheels to have, roughly, 4.5" of backspacing in order to run a 12.5" wide tire. Otherwise, it'll rub when you steer. If it's just a case of a little rub, you can fix it by adding washers to your steering stops...

Read the first post in this bad boy: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

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What size wheels do you have now? If you have 32's, you will want to get a Procal. If you have 29's, you SHOULD get a Procal.
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I just went through the same thing you will be fine just don't do any hard wheelin. I put a leveling kit on mine with no issues.
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thanks guys!

I got five rubicon rims 17" new for 300.00! My friend has a set of new 305x70x17's. I want to install them without a lift for now. I'm planning a 1.25 body lift later if I'm gonna be wheeling a small amount. You think I'll be ok if I just commute back and forth to town on highway? Thanks Will.
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What size wheels do you have now? If you have 32's, you will want to get a Procal. If you have 29's, you SHOULD get a Procal.
Hey there I ended up with 285/70/17's on my JK sport. I plan on putting a small bodylift on this year the teraflex 1"1/4 I believe. It's on YouTube if you want to watch it being installed. Dennis says that 35's will fit but I don't think so. I'm pretty sure that 305/70/17's will fit. You guys think it's possible to move from 285's to 305's with no lift kit? The 285 just barely rub at full turn. Maybe the question is how much do you gain from the tire swap, meaning 285=33 305=? 315=35. Is that right? Thanks guys for your time.

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