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Old 06-20-2011, 06:47 AM   #1
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Will 35 inch tires fit on stock wheels..or 33s and how will they look.. Please don't criticize I'm new to this

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Old 06-20-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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They will fit on the wheels, but not on the Jeep. (spacers, lift, etc.) They will look bigger.

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They will fit on the wheels, but not on the Jeep. (spacers, lift, etc.) They will look bigger.
What about if I get a 2.5 inch rough country spacer lift.. Will they then
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I am pretty sure that you will need a lift in order to fit 35" tires on a Jeep. In terms of the tires fitting the stock wheels, you will just have to pay close attention to the width of the tire in comparison to the stock wheels. For example the tires may be 35" x 10", and in this case 10" is too large for stock wheels. Check the size of your wheels and find tires that match that size. Hope this helped .
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What about if I get a 2.5 inch rough country spacer lift.. Will they then
You will also need wheel spacers if they are wider than stock.
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I am pretty sure that you will need a lift in order to fit 35" tires on a Jeep. In terms of the tires fitting the stock wheels, you will just have to pay close attention to the width of the tire in comparison to the stock wheels. For example the tires may be 35" x 10", and in this case 10" is too large for stock wheels. Check the size of your wheels and find tires that match that size. Hope this helped .
I disagree. I believe the OEM 17 and 18 inch wheels are both 7.5 inches wide. I've had hundreds of online friends that have run 12.50 inch wide (305mm/315mm) wide tires on 7.5 inch wheels for years with no problems at all. Although most all manufacturers recommend an 8 to 10 inch wide wheel for their 12.50 inch wide tires, a 7.5 inch wheel will work if you are planning on adding wider wheels later. If you plan on keeping your OEM wheels forever, I'd suggest sticking with a narrower 285mm wide (11.50 inch) tire.
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The lift may be needed for 35" tires but that isn't what many are talking about here. The stock wheel has a very bad backspacing so to meet many state guidelines of keeping the tires under the fender. When you put on wider tires (not taller) on the stock wheel they will fit on the wheel but the wheel and tire combo will have issues of rubbing the swaybar when you turn because of the backspace. To fix this you can add 1.5" wheel spacers to decrease the backspacing and take care of the rubbing issue. You have to either get better wheels with less backspace or wheel spacers to run 33's or 35"s on stock wheels.

Now as far as height, you can run 33's with no lift what so ever. A 2" lift will be needed for 35's. You don't even have to lift with 35's if you get flat fenders.

Width is corrected by better backspacing, height is corrected with lift.
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