|02-04-2011 12:18 PM|
Basically to go to 33's you need better backspace to fit stock Jeep. To get better backspacing you will need either wheel adapters(spacer) or new wheels. Stock wheel at least with 17's are 6 1/4" backspace. You need at least a 5" to 4.5" backspace for a true 33X12.5 tire to fit.
You can put a 285/70 which is just shy of 33 and 1.4" more narrow on the stock wheel and spare without no issues except very slight rub at full turn.
|02-04-2011 12:00 PM|
|ULAlum93||Thanks for the info, guess to clarify, can the spare fit without mods, if so what needs to be done.|
|02-04-2011 10:52 AM|
you're not the OP, but
It depends on the mod jeep/bumpers/size/weight/backspace-etc
|02-04-2011 10:45 AM|
|BlackMountain||what mods to you have to make to attach a 33'' tire on the back?|
|02-04-2011 10:40 AM|
He didn't ask if it would fit !!
|02-04-2011 10:32 AM|
|BlackMountain||wait 33's will fit w/out a lift on the jeep, but a 33'' spare wont fit on the back ?|
|02-04-2011 10:28 AM|
Interesting, opens a whole BOOK of answers, but simply-
|02-04-2011 10:24 AM|
welcome to the forum.
I've got stock 18" Sahara tires & they are workding fine for my use....Bridgestone Dueler A/T 255R70x18 IIRC, but will check for sure.
Just found this tire size calculator that may be helpful Tire size calculator
Mine is an 08 that predates the painted top. Personally I don't like the painted version, nor do I care for the matching fenders....but that came with the package....
|02-04-2011 10:07 AM|
2011 Sahara Unlimited Questions
Newby here, but always loved Jeeps, finally about to pull the trigger on one. A few questions:
Will a 33" tire fit on a Sahara without a lift?
Will a 33" spare tire fit as a spare without any modifications to rear?
What is the advantage/disadvantage to putting 17" custom wheels with 33" tires, doesn't seem like many put 18" wheels with 33" (and the Rubi stocks 17" and the Sahara stocks 18")
Does the painted top cause a lot of problems with scratches compared to the traditional black?