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Old 09-16-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Whats the Biggest Tire

on a 15x8 Rim:

what is the biggest tire you can run on a 2.5 inch lift..

ive seen stockers with 33's.. i have 31x10.5's but would like to run 33's with my lift.. and can i go any wider that 10.5 or is that maxxed out.

anyone else doing 33's with only a 2" or 2.5" lift?

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I'd run nothing more than a 32x11.50 tire with that amount of lift. 3" is the bare minimum for 33x12.50 tires on the street but 4" is recommended for offroad use. And an 11.5" wide tire is a bit too wide for a factory 15x8 wheel but will be fine on an aftermarket 15x8 wheel which will have less backspacing.

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I'd run nothing more than a 32x11.50 tire with that amount of lift. 3" is the bare minimum for 33x12.50 tires on the street but 4" is recommended for offroad use. And an 11.5" wide tire is a bit too wide for a factory 15x8 wheel but will be fine on an aftermarket 15x8 wheel which will have less backspacing.

cool, Thanks Jerry..
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i had 33 on 15x10 with 2.5. i hated that look and wished i wouldnt have done it. the tires were to cheap to pass on. those large tires take away from valuble flexing abilities.
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I have a 2.5" Rancho lift and am running on 33 x 12.5" BFG. No issues whatsover.
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I have a 2.5" Rancho lift and am running on 33 x 12.5" BFG. No issues whatsover.
Other than your tires rub offroad, guaranteed.
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I hate to point out the obvious Jerry, but the man has mud flaps on his rig. I don't think he goes off-roading too much.

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Other than your tires rub offroad, guaranteed.
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Those are old pictures.. taken just after I got the lift... and yes G-pur is right... first time I went off road, the rear mudflaps broke apart! I removed them 3 years ago.
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for taking off the flaps and bringing it offroad.
So do you rub on the trails?
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Those are old pictures.. taken just after I got the lift... and yes G-pur is right... first time I went off road, the rear mudflaps broke apart! I removed them 3 years ago.
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add a 1.25" BL/MML and trim the bumstops. then 33x12.5x15 will fit.
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for taking off the flaps and bringing it offroad.
So do you rub on the trails?
Only rub I get is from the pocket flares on the rear tires when going over a bump too fast. Otherwise Nada. The guy who did the lift used rims which have built in spacers... and that apparently helped a lot. And I did feel stupid when I had the flaps break and go "phut-phut" on the tire!
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I'd run nothing more than a 32x11.50 tire with that amount of lift. 3" is the bare minimum for 33x12.50 tires on the street but 4" is recommended for offroad use. And an 11.5" wide tire is a bit too wide for a factory 15x8 wheel but will be fine on an aftermarket 15x8 wheel which will have less backspacing.
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I hate to point out the obvious Jerry, but the man has mud flaps on his rig. I don't think he goes off-roading too much.
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33x12.50

I just had installed 33x12.50 on an custom 8" rim at Discount Tires. Mounted on a 2005 LJ Jeep Unlimited with a 1.5 body lift, no rubbing and clearance for road. But will install a 2" suspension lift later for offroad.
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All this talk about going offroad when do you ever need subwoofers in the woods huh?I usually keep tools and spare parts in my jeep
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All this talk about going offroad when do you ever need subwoofers in the woods huh?I usually keep tools and spare parts in my jeep
whenever you want to wake up the squirels, dur.
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You can run 40"s with 2.5"s of lift.

With other modifications of course.

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