So, 2013 Sport here. 3.21's. Stock 225/75/16's.
I'd like to, when the piddly little tires are worn out, replace them with something larger. Mainly for look, partially for function. I do take my Jeep off-road for family outings and hunting. However, this jeep is my DD, and I do not intend to make it a trail rig. Some weekend fun is the most this JK will see. Not because I'm not into that (because hell yes, i am), but because the practical adult inside me realizes that this this has to get me 80 miles a day to/from work, and i'm done with the stressed-out dual-purpose wheeler/commuter rig.
Anyway, these tires are somewhere between a 29 and a 30. They are boring, and they dont fill in the wheel openings.
So my plan was to go with a 31 or 32. The problem is that gear ratio. I dont want to underpower my jeep, but I dont want to be trapped in these tiny tires.
So, i have two questions.
1. how big have others gone on the 3.21's and not hated their performance afterwards? I've looked at the charts, and they make me feel like even the stock 29's are too much for the 3.21's. So going taller would make me sort of miserable.
2. I'd like pics of others who have gone with 30's and 31's without a lift.