My Jeep has been COMBOED - 33" DTs on black 15" MB72s. Got the new kit on Thursday and threw them on Friday night in the dark. Being an engineer, I wanted to document a few things to share and a couple of quick hits. Since so many people have asked "WILL IT FIT WITH NO LIFT", here is your definitive answer
As stated before, YES THEY FIT WITH NO LIFT. My Jeep is a stock JKU Sport with no lift of any sort on it. And here's why:
Before I took the old ones off, 17" Moabs with junk SRAs, I took some measurements on key points
Top of front fender to ground: 36"
Top of rear fender to ground: 37"
Frame to ground: 14"
Front of front tire to bumper: 3.75"
Rear of front tire to fender: 5.0"
Front of rear tire to fender: 5.5"
Rear of rear tire to fender:4.0"
Front of rear tire to that pinch seam: 2.25"
Here was my starting point.
1) Since so many people have said that this set up may be lighter than your stock wheels, I weighed one of my stock tires on my bathroom scale and they came up at 62lbs. When I weighed the new wheel, it came in at 67lbs (UPS shipping weight was 71lbs). While not lighter than the JK-S wheel kit, it could be lighter than a Rubicon type kit or even a Sahara 18" package. YMMV with other stock wheel/tire combos
2) I got out today to take some pictures and some "after" measurements, and Ill be damned if they are only 0.5" larger in diameter than the old ones. All measurements from above are only 0.25" closer to all points, so the diameter measurement changes are pretty much negligible. Obviously, the same can be said for the circumference, and therefore your spedo. I took some GPS speed readings before and after and the difference was nothing to note, likely within the accuracy threshold of the spedo. I took readings at 25, 30, and 45 mph and the speed was pretty much dead on.
3) There are a few pictures in this thread of the width sticking out a good 2" from the fender. I was driving around yesterday in the snow and the side of the Jeep was COVERED in that brown, slushy goop snow from the roads. The handles, front of the rear fender, mirrors, hinges, the lot. No drama in the snow what so ever. Since this was my #1 priority with the new purchase, this made me very
4) I reset my MPG readout to try and get some good readings on the highway (it has been pretty accurate to my hand calculations), but since it was real slushy and snowy out, Im only going to report the MPG changes after a few more tanks. With that said, I still did get around 19mpg highway, over a good 30mi. This was going between 40-50ish with some passes of the REAL slow pokes, so not my normal highway driving
5) The tire noise is louder than before, but not mudderishly loud. Ive never been in a Rubicon with those MTRs, but they are no louder than some BFG KOs I had on an old ZJ. Still livable and no big deal
So thats about it. Without futher ado: