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Old 10-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Biggest tires for stock wheels?

I have an '06 Wrangler X with stock wheels and stock suspension. I am not looking to upgrade YET, but need some new tires to prepare for the snow. Anyone have some recommendations for tires? I am looking for the biggest tires that will fit this situation FOR NOW.

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Old 10-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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A 31x10.50 will be as big as you want to go. 32.x11.50's will fit but will rub when stuffed. As for the type? What is everyone running up there? BFG AT's are a good all-around tire, but you will get a lot of different opinions on what a good winter tire is. The new Good-Year Dura Trac tires look good but have not been proven yet. They're to new yet.

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With a 2" spring spacer lift 33x10.5x15 would fit for on road use and light off road use.

32x11.5x15 will work for on road use only with the stock suspension.
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Not quite sure what everyone is running...I'm moving there in 3 weeks! I put AK as my location when I signed up for WF a couple weeks ago. Figured it would save me the trouble of doing it later.

I was thinking about the 31's, but wasn't too sure. I heard that 31's cause a bit of rubbing with typical day-to-day driving, let alone any light trail work I'd like to do.

So, 31X10.5s will fit my stock wheels?
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Are spring spacer lifts worth it? Do I need to worry about transfer case issues or anything like that? I wouldn't mind 33's, but I'm just trying to get my ducks in a row.

How difficult are spring spacers to install? I'm not the monkey-wrench most jeep owners are (I'm learning!), but if its something I can do myself, I'd probably me more prone to do it!
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Yes the 31's will fit on your stock wheels. A 2" spacer lift would be great for running 32's and is an easy DIY installation. Cheap to. The 32's will rub from lock to lock if mounted on stock wheels but some do it anyway and just tolerate it. 33's on stock wheels will only work with wheel spacers.
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I would add some wheel spacers with 32s and 33s. It looks way better and there will be no more rubbing at full lock.

A 2" spacer lift is easy to install.
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I have a 2" spacer lift and it clears my BFG 32x11.5R15's all-terrains and my 33x11.50R15 mud-terrains with no rubbing at all. Its a good budget lift and you should be very happy with it. Mine is a little stiffer than stock, but others say their ride didnt change. I will probably switch out to a OME spring lift when i can afford it, after changing out my axle gearing.

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