You can run bigger tires. If you don't take it offroad, you'll probably be fine with 32's or even 33's. Things to consider when doing this are gearing, where you will be driving, bump stop extensions, etc... You will have some rub when steering full left and right. There are ways to adjust this as well, but it will effect your turning radius.
Do some reading and searching on here and you will figure it out.
33" BFG A/T's, 2.5" RC w/ 1.25" BL, MORE MML, Custom Bumpers, Home made disconnects, 8.8 LSD and D44 Rubicon Locker 4.10 gears.
Here is another problem (IMHO) with putting tires WIDER then 10.5" on your Jeep w/o spacers... You're going to rub not only when you turn but also on your rear spring perches. I have the 31x10.5x15 on my stock 15's and it is CLOSE in the ass end. You'd have to go with spacers or a different offset rim if you're going with wider tires.
I believe MOST tire companies go with 31x10.5, 32x11.5, 33x12.5. However I have heard of some people using 32 x 10.5's but not 33x10.5.
Confused yet???? LOL
This is in addition to taking a look at re-gearing issues etc etc etc.
"Here, hold my beer. I wanna try something"
Jeff & Angel http://ddoffroad.com/
- 2004 TJ SE 2.4 5 speed, 3" lift with 31's
- 1989 YJ 4.2 5 speed, with 7" lift and 33's
go u guys feel its a must to re-gear with 32"s? I have 31s right now and the jeep feels great. Though i have never been in a stock jeep. Im unsure of my gearing, there is no tab on my diff cover in the rear.
Maybe there is one in the front?
id assume its stock gearing
2001 TJ 4.0L Automatic, D35/30, both hard and soft top, full doors,JKS quicker Disconnects, 31" discoverer ATR, American racing 767 offset 15" wheel. ProComp Genuine steel bumpers front and back. glass pack muffler, Rugged Ridge extended fender flares, 130w KC daylighters, motorcycle light for reverse lights. 86,000k miles (11-7-2012)
Yes I spaced every tire out with 2inch spacers and I'm running a budget 2in lift and running 32's. But I'm looking at tires again. Because the ones I like come in 33 or 31. So idk wat I'm goiing to do I like 32 but I like flexing