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Old 05-23-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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tire size

Just bought 2009 wrangler X for daughter for graduation last year. What is the largest diameter tire I can put on it without a lift or any other modifications?

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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I believe 32" is the largest you can fit on a stock JK. Someone else will chime in with a definite answer soon, I'm sure. Lucky girl, you are a very generous parent.

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Wow- three of these today. I know you're new to the site, but please try a search. I just answered this very thoroughly in another post.
P.S. congrats to you and your daughter- don't mind me- I'm just a grumpy forum troll

32" if you wheel it and want it to go full-flex without rubbing. No wider than 265-width on stock tires. No taller than 33" for rolling down the road nicely without rubbing. Some fools run 35" tall tires with no lift, but can't go over a pebble without rubbing.
Stick with 32's. They look good, and don't cost as much as bigger tires- also, they're stock size, so ZERO chance of warranty issues- Mark W.
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Stick with 32's. They look good, and don't cost as much as bigger tires- also, they're stock size, so ZERO chance of warranty issues- Mark W.
yup. and they have the best power return also, nice and light. sometimes the skinny 32's bother me as far as look, but then i remember how nible and light they are.
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^Also a good point- zero need to re-gear The JK/LK's 3.8L isn't exactly powerful in stock form and with stock gearing (unless you have the base package 29" tires and 6-speed with 3.73's), so not over-loading them further with big tires is also a good idea in the long run- Mark W.
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Thanks alot for the info. I think you made up my mind for me. 32's sound like the best size.
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I have 31 10.50 15 on mine no rubbing problems And I do rock trails so mine does just fine!
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^Looks like yours is a TJ, there V8, not a JK- Mark W.
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Wow- three of these today. I know you're new to the site, but please try a search. I just answered this very thoroughly in another post.
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32" if you wheel it and want it to go full-flex without rubbing. No wider than 265-width on stock tires. No taller than 33" for rolling down the road nicely without rubbing. Some fools run 35" tall tires with no lift, but can't go over a pebble without rubbing.
Stick with 32's. They look good, and don't cost as much as bigger tires- also, they're stock size, so ZERO chance of warranty issues- Mark W.
I also just got my 2009 x when I get tires what do I need to ask for I'm new to the whole thing. As far as tire size like 265/75. 16 I'm not sure how these relate to inchs I've been looking at the general grabber at2's
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #10
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Check out 1010tire.com and use the tire size calculator. It will convert tire sizes to inches for you and compare them to your stock tire showing how much difference there will be and also how much your speedo would be off.
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Some fools run 35" tall tires with no lift, but can't go over a pebble without rubbing.
Stick with 32's. They look good, and don't cost as much as bigger tires- also, they're stock size, so ZERO chance of warranty issues- Mark W.[/QUOTE]

tires won't void any warranty unless the dealership can PROVE that the tires were the reason for the failure(Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act). I've seen multiple stock jk's on 33-12.5's @ full flex with aftermarket wheels and no rubbing(proper backspacing is necessary to prevent rub issues). with 35's you should change or modify your fenders, trim a small section on the front of the rear wheel well, and trim the stock air dam up front and just like the 33's you'll need wheels with less backspacing. I would recommend you beef up your front axle if you go any larger than 33".......and the "no lift fool" obviously didn't properly prep their jk for the set-up. it's more than possible to run 37's on stock suspension with no issues(ask poison spyder, and metalcloak) as long as proper measures are taken to facilitate the "Low-Center-of-Gravity" build.
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I ran a 295/70/17 on aftermarket wheel an no lift on my jk and it tucked fine offroad.
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When I put my Hankook Dynapros (33")on, I could go straight-no problem, just couldn't turn much-

Needed the 2.5" lift and/or new bumper !

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When I put my Hankook Dynapros (33")on, I could go straight-no problem, just couldn't turn much-

Needed the 2.5" lift and/or new bumper !

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did you change wheels with the new tires?
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Yea, I never tried the tires on my stock wheels, I have them on 16x8 Procomp wheels/w 4.5" backspace-and I used Spidertrax adapters to set them even with my Bushwacker flares-


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did you change wheels with the new tires?
Now with the RC 2.5" lift-everything is clear in all positions



You can get by without the lift (if you don't wantit) by trimming your fenders and bumpers, but

Thats up to your plans for the jeeps use !!

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I had 285/75-16s on wheels with 4.5" backspacing (33s) and they rubbed the rear fenders at full stuff. Hard enough to pop the fenders off once in a while.

Like Jimbo, 2.5" of lift made everything better.

33s and no lift and heavy springs:


with lift:

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