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Old 03-02-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Largest Size Tires on Stock Sahara Rims?

Can I squeeze 33's on there? I have no lift. I'm sill trying to understand the whole wheel size vs. lift vs. rub factor.

any explanation would be great!

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:04 AM   #2
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im by no means the expert around here but i would say no, you deffinitly can get 31s on most likely 32's but i think you need at least a inch or two of lift for 33's

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You can fit 33's but you must never go over anything bigger than a speed bump, if you like your fenders and flares.... I wouldn't recommend putting 33's on and leaving them with no lift. Oh, and if you want anything wider than 10.5 you'll need spacers, or you will rub. And you may need spacers anyway at that height.
Here's a pic of mine on 33's before the lift....

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I think 31's would be about as big as you would want to go. that way you can turn and go over bumps without loosinga flare or some rubbing issues. My buddy has 31x 10.50 on his 03 tj and that look good.
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+1 31'x10.50 is the largest you can safely run.
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Due to the offset of the stock rims I wouldnt go over 31". I had 32s on a set of crager soft 8s and that worked out well but couldnt hit a speed bump w/o worrying.
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Can I squeeze 33's on there? I have no lift. I'm sill trying to understand the whole wheel size vs. lift vs. rub factor.

any explanation would be great!

thanks

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Generally for a TJ, for every one inch of lift - you could theoretically up a tire size from a base 30" tire with a stock height Jeep. So for a 1" lift, you could fit a 31" tire, 2" lift will fit a 32" tire, 3" = 33" tire. You'll have to ensure your bumpstops are at the correct height for this model to work.
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A 31x10.50 tire size is as big as you can go with an unlifted Wrangler TJ. Even that size tire can rub when the steering wheel is turned all the way left or right, though that can easily be fixed by adjusting the steering stop bolts with a washer or two.

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