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Yesterday 01:29 PM
lee indy why.

get a 2.5in lift for 180 bucks from RC
throw some 33s on or chop the fenders and run 35s

what is the issue you are contemplating
Yesterday 01:27 PM
Earl Balentine After reading all of this I am more confuse. I think I will just skip the 2.5 Lift Kit and go up a size wider on tires and keep my same wheels. I just want a more aggressive tire for off road then the stock passenger tires I have now.
Yesterday 01:19 PM
lee indy no. not at all. the Sport S comes with the 3.21 gears too and 32s. i know guys who run 35s on 3.21s and are fine with it. youve got the new motor and trans. get a flashcal to change the size in the computer and it will drive better too. most people just slap bigger tires on and dont cal the computer then complain about the laggy response. the transmission is speed sensitive and if the computer doesnt know how fast its going it wont shift right
Yesterday 01:15 PM
UmbrellaCorp If they were good in snow id jump on them, ive heard they are awful in the snow. thats why i was looking for duratracs....guess ill get the 33s... Do i have to worry about regearing with the 33's?
Yesterday 01:07 PM
lee indy so the 16s come with 30s on them.

rubicons come with 32s

get rubicon take offs.
5 JK tires and wheels 255/75R17 with sensors
Yesterday 12:55 PM
lee indy Use that link. Punch in those numbers. Remember all tires run a bit shy of their numbers.

My 33s were 32.5
My 35s were 34.75
My 37s. Closer to 36
Yesterday 12:45 PM
UmbrellaCorp No way not the sport c with 16 inch rims.... maybe the rubis do? No way mine or 31s they are like 225 /75/ 16 s they are tiny... 27 inches i think Hell id be happy with the size of rubi tires as long as they were Duratrac or something good in the snow
Yesterday 11:52 AM
lee indy You dont want a 31. that is smaller than the factory. JKs come facotry with 32s
Yesterday 11:46 AM
UmbrellaCorp Im pretty sure I want Duratracs based on most of my driving is DD and dirt roads, Id like a tire good in the snow , So I think I may get 31 vs 33 based on the price it should be lighter as well... I really have no desire to regear at all
Yesterday 11:24 AM
lee indy on a 15in rim they are just straight 33x12.5 r 15
no metric sizes

285/70r17
285/75r16
are both 32.8x11 in wide

use this tool to figure out differences. its very handy
Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com
Yesterday 11:15 AM
UmbrellaCorp No dicount tire that i can find, and 33s are what a 315? or 285?
Yesterday 10:56 AM
lee indy go with a 33 12.5 r 15 on some MB rims. MB has several rims that were designed to work on a JK.

do you have a discount tire near you?
going to a smaller rim will save you a ton of weight in rotational mass and that is the real reason people need to regear.
33s will look great with the leveling kit.
Yesterday 10:52 AM
UmbrellaCorp
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
go with 15s. rubber is cheaper to the point it pays for new rims
I know 15s are cheaper, im worried about grinding brake calipers, I have limited mechanical skills, I can change my oil and break pads, wire some stuff like lights and head units but Ive never really fabricated anything and grinding would end with me missing a hand...haha

I have a stock Sport C, so the lowest gear ratio, I just want a full look, the only lift I will do is a leveling kit, I'm trying not to have to re gear because I have no idea how to do it at all and it sounds expensive, just dont want tires that people will laugh at lol the 16s are tiny
Yesterday 10:36 AM
lee indy go with 15s. rubber is cheaper to the point it pays for new rims
Yesterday 10:32 AM
UmbrellaCorp
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
also they will look funny on the stock steelies. I tried and I had them on less then a week before getting different rims. the Raceline raptors are pretty inexpensive and look great and are well made.

What size are those rims 15 or 16 inch? I dont want 17 or 18 in rims
Yesterday 08:13 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
285/75r16 will fit. but it will rub at full lock and under flex.

if you want to go with a bigger tire dont cheap out
also they will look funny on the stock steelies. I tried and I had them on less then a week before getting different rims. the Raceline raptors are pretty inexpensive and look great and are well made.

Yesterday 07:55 AM
lee indy
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Originally Posted by UmbrellaCorp View Post
still dont quite understand sorry.. If i keep my stock 16's (2014JKU) What can i fit without a lift, spaces or cutting? and do they come in duratracs.... would a 255/7/16 fit?
285/75r16 will fit. but it will rub at full lock and under flex.

if you want to go with a bigger tire dont cheap out
07-29-2014 09:10 PM
birddogn Cool chart. That is kinda neat.
07-29-2014 04:03 PM
1quick1
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Originally Posted by SteveC1187 View Post
What's the back spacing on your rims ?
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Originally Posted by UmbrellaCorp View Post
i know i could get some sahara rims, but they are 18 inch and Id rather keep my stock 16s and just pay for the rubber...300 is 300 ya know
Basically much more than 11'' wide and 33'' tall and you'll rub. I have 285/70R17's and they rub but only on full turn. Literally an 1'' away from full lock they don't rub. You can use this site below to compare tire sizes. Below is a comparison between my stock tires and 33's.

255/75-R17 vs 285/70-R17 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator
07-29-2014 03:05 PM
UmbrellaCorp
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Originally Posted by willbarrow81 View Post
Here's what I did, I bought a set of 5 17 inch Sahara rims for 300.00 bucks, and then I bought 5 285/70/17's to fit them with no lift totally 100% stock. Only rubs a little at full turn. I hope this helps a little bit.
i know i could get some sahara rims, but they are 18 inch and Id rather keep my stock 16s and just pay for the rubber...300 is 300 ya know
07-29-2014 02:19 PM
willbarrow81
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Originally Posted by UmbrellaCorp View Post
still dont quite understand sorry.. If i keep my stock 16's (2014JKU) What can i fit without a lift, spaces or cutting? and do they come in duratracs.... would a 255/7/16 fit?
Here's what I did, I bought a set of 5 17 inch Sahara rims for 300.00 bucks, and then I bought 5 285/70/17's to fit them with no lift totally 100% stock. Only rubs a little at full turn. I hope this helps a little bit.
07-29-2014 12:31 PM
UmbrellaCorp still dont quite understand sorry.. If i keep my stock 16's (2014JKU) What can i fit without a lift, spaces or cutting? and do they come in duratracs.... would a 255/7/16 fit?
07-29-2014 08:30 AM
lee indy
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Originally Posted by SteveC1187 View Post
+15 says it'll stick out 1.5" as opposed to the -10 only 2.5".... I'd think the +15 would be better ?
no. you want the 4.5 in back spacing. with the larger tire and the potential to move to an even bigger wider tire next time around.

you are only worrying about how far it sticks out. start remembering turning too. the tire has to not rub on a bunch of stuff.
07-28-2014 05:09 PM
SteveC1187
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Originally Posted by 1quick1 View Post
Nice. I have the same wheels and tires but no spacers. Mine hit the air dam at full lock. I'm debating any number of fixes including 1'' spacers.
What's the back spacing on your rims ?
07-28-2014 04:49 PM
1quick1
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Originally Posted by 2012Cosmos View Post
Additional pics from my prior postings....285/70/17 DTs on '13 Moab edition wheels, 1.5" Spidertrax. No rubbing.







Nice. I have the same wheels and tires but no spacers. Mine hit the air dam at full lock. I'm debating any number of fixes including 1'' spacers.

07-28-2014 04:42 PM
SteveC1187
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
+15 is 5.4 in back spacing -10 is 4.4 in back spacing go for the -10. trust me on this one
+15 says it'll stick out 1.5" as opposed to the -10 only 2.5".... I'd think the +15 would be better ?
07-28-2014 01:34 PM
crujones76 I just put new tires and wheels on my 2013 Sahara
General tire AT2, LT275/65/R18. (Great tires, no noise, and the ride is much smoother than the stock tires)
KMC XD Series Enduro 18 inch wheels
No modifications to the vehicle were needed.
07-28-2014 10:29 AM
lee indy +15 is 5.4 in back spacing
-10 is 4.4 in back spacing

go for the -10. trust me on this one
07-27-2014 02:37 PM
SteveC1187 So I just read majority of this thread and my head is spinning.... But here's my combo that I'd like to run based off the thread so can some one tell me if it will work or what's wrong with it.... I'm looking at a tire of 285/75/17 with a rim of 17x8.5 with either a -10mm or a +15mm offset. Thanks and will be adding a leveling kit as well.
07-23-2014 08:22 AM
cicatriz63
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
5 to 4.5 is the backspacing you want to stay under the factory fender. Closer to 5 is best. Or stock with 1.5 spacers
Thanks for this. Anyone else have any pics of some wheels with 33s that don't stick out a ton from the fenders?
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