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Old 12-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Anyone Running Stock 16in Rims W/ Aftermarket Tires??

Any 2000-2004 Sahara's with the stock 16in rims with aftermarket tires here??

I am about to put a 4in lift on my stock Sahara and would like to save some money and just put bigger tires on the stock 16in rims. Im just curious if anyone can tell me what the biggest tires I can put on it are. I would like to put on at least 35's and maybe 12.5 wide.

I have searched and searched and cannot find anything about the rare stock 16's from 2000-2004.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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I have 35" bfg mt on stock wheels. I am running 1" spacers.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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They were never stock on those TJs. You will need spacers to install them and personally I would never run spacers. It's a personal preference.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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They were never stock on those TJs. You will need spacers to install them and personally I would never run spacers. It's a personal preference.
Partially true...yes 16" rims never came stock on saharas in those years, but they did come stock on rubicons in 03 to 06. Running 16" rims can definitely be done on tj's without wheel spacers, you just need to find a set of tj rubi rims or other 16" rims with 5 on 4.5 lug spacing.

Bottom line, you probably have 15" rims on your sahara tj unless someone put 16" rims on.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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rbloodhound do you know how wide your 16's are??

And to Everyone else, Yea I thought they were maybe off a cherokee or something but if you go to the wranglers Wikipedia page, under the TJ's trim levels it says:

Sahara: 1997-2004 came standard with 4.0 L, wider body colored fender flares, body colored rocker sills, 30" wheel and tire group and full steel doors. The Sahara also feature exclusive decals, seats and trim. For 2000-2004 they had 16" rims instead of the standard 15". Once again the Dana 44 rear axle, and 3.73 axle ratio was optional.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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2006 Rubicon Moabs on 97 Sport, 285/75-16 no spacers.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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I have tj moabs and running 255x85x16
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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I sold my Moabs after researching the 33" tires I would run . Way to heavy D & E load range tires are for 3/4 and 1 ton trucks plus the price and ride quality . 12.50 33 15 is lighter and cheaper . How true it is I am not sure but I had also read each 10lbs per wheel/tire increase has the same effect as 100 lbs would in the passenger seat as far as acceleration and brakeing , multiply that x4 . I cant say for sure where I had read that info but it was enough for me to rethink my tire/wheel selection and do some more research.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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I have tj moabs and running 255x85x16
Those are great tires.. I too am running 255/85/16 BFG km 2s, for the trail and have a full set of older KMs that I run while daily driving. All mounted on stock Moab rims.. The old ones are still going strong with around 35k miles and the new 2s have about 12k miles on em..
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #10
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the tires are 315/75/16 that equals 34.5 x 12.5

I haven't had any issues running the spacers. Some people don't like them. I just check them every time that I rotate the tires.

I dont like the tires. They don't pull well off road.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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I also run 85 profile tires on Moabs because I like tall and skinny and wanted to keep close to the stock width of 9.5". Because they are tall and stiff sidewalls I don't air down as much as someone running a 11-12" wide tire.
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[IMG]I dont like the tires. They don't pull well off road.
Your BFGs are essentially 35" tires, what air pressure do you typically run when you're doing a difficult off road trail?
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In the photo it looks like he's runnin with 36 lbs.. or more, they aren't wrapping around that rock at all. He needs to drop down to 15lbs, or maybe 12.. They'd pull nicely for him then.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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I haven't been on the rocks. Most of our trails in Louisiana are dirt or mud.

I'm looking to upgrade to 17" wheels and new tires.

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