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Old 02-05-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Picked up a 2014 unlimited sport base. Did that so I can customize it myself and make it mine. Looking to put on some larger wheels and tires but most of my driving is highway and around town. Whats the largest tire and wheel i can put on without a lift that will not rub (in case the wife drives it) that will not be loud on the road?

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Picked up a 2014 unlimited sport base. Did that so I can customize it myself and make it mine. Looking to put on some larger wheels and tires but most of my driving is highway and around town. Whats the largest tire and wheel i can put on without a lift that will not rub (in case the wife drives it) that will not be loud on the road?

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As long as you're not going off road and your gears can handle it, I believe 35s will fit.

Anyone else confirm this?

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On stock wheels a 285mm wide 33" tire is all that fits with no rubbing. So that's either 285/75/16 or 285/70/17 depending on your rim size. If you get better rims or use spacers(illegal in MA) you could do a 12.5" wide 33" tire. If you do a small lift 35's will work.

If it stays on road, 35's fit but when you take them off road it's easy to make it rub the flares
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Drive alot of highway miles. And I have the goodyear silent armor. I highly recommend them. 285/70/17 are no problem at all.

Duratecs also come highly recommended.
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On stock wheels a 285mm wide 33" tire is all that fits with no rubbing. So that's either 285/75/16 or 285/70/17 depending on your rim size. If you get better rims or use spacers(illegal in MA) you could do a 12.5" wide 33" tire. If you do a small lift 35's will work. If it stays on road, 35's fit but when you take them off road it's easy to make it rub the flares
Where did you see that spacers are illegal in Mass? I have spacers (Spidertrax), live in Mass and have not had any problems passing inspection.
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Thanks. I defiantly am getting new wheels and don't want to use spacers but just not sure of what yet. I'm leaning towards some 17" or 18" factory new take offs and using them for winter wheels so that will by me a few months for some new ones. As far as spacers a few of the big tire dealers in the area are offering them which is surprising if they are illegal.
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I run the stock rubi 17 rims with the silent armors 285/70/17 with no spacers and have no rubbing problems so far.

Although I hope to get new wheels soon as I would like it if they were out a little more. Currently I am about an inch inside the fender. It would be nice if it was flush.

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Where did you see that spacers are illegal in Mass? I have spacers (Spidertrax), live in Mass and have not had any problems passing inspection.
I can't pull up the reference now but I was going to get them about a year ago but didn't because I found legislature saying they aren't legal. I think it all comes from the fact that tires aren't supposed to stick past the fenders. MA has awful rules and many shops let stuff slide. Technically, you shouldn't pass inspection with a trailer hitch in. They should tell you to take it off. Do most places do this? Not in my experience. So you very well may pass inspection, but I wasn't sure if I could so I didn't risk it

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