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Old 12-18-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Size tire and rims?

Hi i just recently bought my 06 wranger x. I was wonder how big of tires can i get without lifting my jeep. Any help or advice would be appreciated thanks.

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yeah dont go bigger than 31
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31's will def fit?
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31's will def fit?
Yup.
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Ok thanks i appreciate it. Also is it better to stick with 15 inch rims?
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Yup.
Yup x2, that is the factory size tire that came on new Rubicons that have the same suspension height.

You MAY have to add a single washer under the steering stop bolts if you get minor inside sidewall rub when you turn the steering wheel hard-right or hard-left but that only takes a minute to accomplish.

Here's how to do that if needed... Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment
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Yup x2, that is the factory size tire that came on new Rubicons that have the same suspension height.

You MAY have to add a single washer under the steering stop bolts if you get minor inside sidewall rub when you turn the steering wheel hard-right or hard-left but that only takes a minute to accomplish.

Here's how to do that if needed... Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment
how about as far as getting offset rims to make the tires stick out a little more? would that make any difference one way or the other?
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Wait, I want the official Jerry Bransford recommendation on wheel size for a TJ: ideally would work well with stock height, but work also when upgrading suspension/tire size. Thanks
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how about as far as getting offset rims to make the tires stick out a little more? would that make any difference one way or the other?
31x10.50 will fit stock wheels and there's no real need for the wheels to stick out further for that size tire. Lose the "offset" term which is not all that useful for Jeep wheels, offset is more useful for cars and sports cars.

Here's how backspacing is measured, the yellow tape measure is measuring the amount of backspacing. 5.25" to 5.5" of backspacing is typical for factory Jeep wheels with the exception of the Rubicon that has 5" of backspacing with its wheels. Aftermarket wheels usually have less backspacing with 4.5" to 3.75 degrees being typical with a few with as little as 3.25" of backspacing.

The less backspacing a wheel has, the more the tire & wheel sticks out. A 15x8 wheel with 4.5" of backspacing will protude 1" further out of the wheelwell than a 15x8 wheel with 5.5" of backspacing will.
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Wait, I want the official Jerry Bransford recommendation on wheel size for a TJ: ideally would work well with stock height, but work also when upgrading suspension/tire size. Thanks
Distortedtj already got it right in post #2 above. That size will still work with a suspension lift though the taller the lift, the smaller that 31x10.50 tire will look. I would not go bigger than that without either a 1-2" body lift or more preferably, a suspension lift.
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Yeah I have a two inch coil spring lift with 31's and it looks good, any more than that they would probably look a little goofy. I also have 1/4 spacers behind the wheels to eliminate tire rub.
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Yeah I have a two inch coil spring lift with 31's and it looks good, any more than that they would probably look a little goofy. I also have 1/4 spacers behind the wheels to eliminate tire rub.
Do you have the 15" or 16" Rubi wheels, or aftermarket(what backspacing)? If your rubbing on Rubi wheels then how wide are your tires?
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31 BF Goodrich AT's on stock canyon wheels 2003 sahara no rubbing at all
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Do you have the 15" or 16" Rubi wheels, or aftermarket(what backspacing)? If your rubbing on Rubi wheels then how wide are your tires?
they the 15 inch stock 5 spoke, that are powder coated dark grey.
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Offset Rims

My '06 had 31's on ofset rims when I purchased it. The offset rims made them look bigger than 31's!

They rode good, handled well, and did not rub. The tires extended outside the stock fender flares. Acceleration was decreased and fuel economy was less.

The rims were Mickey Thompson Sidebiters:

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/wheels.php?item=SideBiter
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I purchased an '06 Wrangler X in June and it has 16" Jeep rims although the sticker inside the door indicates 15 X 8.

Added BFG All Terrains to the 16" rims (31.7") overall diameter and no rubbing thus far while turning.
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Hi i just recently bought my 06 wranger x. I was wonder how big of tires can i get without lifting my jeep. Any help or advice would be appreciated thanks.
I put 31x10.5r15 tires on my 06 X with stock suspension and had absolutely no problems. I did not have any tire rub until I put on a lift. It looked better than stock with the bigger tires, but looks even better with the lift.

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2-1/2" lift w/ 31s
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2 1/2 lift looks good on that jeep of yours.Really changes it's personality.Any vibration issues?
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would 15x8 with a 4 inch backspacing and 33x12.5 fit? without rub?

odviously i need a lift...im talking about after that
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Danimal, nice looking rig, good series of pic's for decision making on tire size and lift from stock.
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2 1/2 lift looks good on that jeep of yours.Really changes it's personality.Any vibration issues?
Thanks. My lift came with a t-case drop. No issues.
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Danimal, nice looking rig, good series of pic's for decision making on tire size and lift from stock.
Thanks, I like to look at how it has grown ... and dream of how far it can go.
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Okay i have another quick question. I am looking at cragar series 397 rims to go with the 31X10.5 tires. What size rim do i need. The options are 15x10, 15x8, and 15x7. Sorry if this is a stupid question.
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For a 10.5" wide tire, a 15x7 wheel is ideal but if you think you might ever get up to a 32x11.50 or 33x12.50, it's ok to go with a 15x8. Definitely don't go with a 15x10, that's too wide.
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I have 31" MT/R's on my tj, the ones they put on the Rubicon's now, they fit fine, no rubbing or anything
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For a 10.5" wide tire, a 15x7 wheel is ideal but if you think you might ever get up to a 32x11.50 or 33x12.50, it's ok to go with a 15x8. Definitely don't go with a 15x10, that's too wide.
OK thanks. Not sure if i will ever go bigger or not. What will be the difference between getting the 15x8 vs 15x7?
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The 10.5 tire will seat better on the 7 inch wide rim, especialy if deflated. I had to make the same choice and after thoroughly doccumentation, I chose 15x7 for 31x10.5 tires.
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Question 2009 jeep wrangler x

i have a 2009 jeep wrangler x.

i want to get black rims for it (stock size, aka cheapest)

what size rims do i get? any idea where i can buy them online?

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