|02-13-2013 01:32 AM|
|Arizona JK Carlos||
|02-13-2013 01:03 AM|
|02-13-2013 01:01 AM|
|Arizona JK Carlos||Quick question, I am thinking of installing Rubicon tires and wheels on my Wrangler Unlimited X. When going with bigger tires, do you have to switch any of the gears in transmission or differential? Do the bigger tires place more stress on these parts as they were designed for a specific size in mind? Any help would be appreciated!|
|07-25-2012 05:04 PM|
|X1JJR||I think 18x295x65|
|07-25-2012 04:37 PM|
What is your Tire size?
|07-25-2012 03:28 PM|
33" Duratracs on 18" XD Monsters, no lift, good stance, great ride
|07-25-2012 10:49 AM|
In my perfect world I would turn about 2000-2500 bucks into a new set of flares (because I have this thing where I do not like permanently modding stock parts) and 35" tires. I'd only get a little extra clearance, but it would all be under the diffs as well as the body...then I'd probably do a little lift to get the frame and what not a bit more clearance...probably end up being about 1.5-2" under the diffs and 3.5-4 inches under the frame (and cabin/seats). To me, if the stock setup is the street biased do-it-all answer, that would be the off-road biased do-it-all setup. Alternatively, you could keep the lift, leave the stock flares and use 33 inch tires...maybe the most evenly balanced option of the do-it-alls.
I look at 37, 38 and 40 inch tire setups as off-road specific...not to say they're not streetable, but you are definitely paying for it in terms of fuel economy, acceleration, braking, tire wear (and cost) and general convenience (fitting into parking garages, loading and unloading, step in height, etc.).
Enough unsolicited advice/musings in one sport?
|07-25-2012 07:49 AM|
|RemoJK||I've seen plenty of people run 35's with no lift. Just need to trim some things to make them clear. Won't have the best articulation but it can be done|
|07-25-2012 02:03 AM|
|07-25-2012 01:11 AM|
Would that size tire fit on my stock 2012' Sahara rims?
|07-25-2012 12:33 AM|
Measured height difference of stock r17 to 33x12.50x15?
I happen to like the current height for getting in and out of my 12 JKU with my stock 17 inch P255/75/R17 with no lift kit. What's the height with 33x12.50x15 with no lift kit? Wherever you have measured: above the front wheel, the ground to the front door, whatever. TIA
|07-24-2012 09:30 PM|
|tatum0309||Can 35's fit with a 2inch lift|
|07-24-2012 06:33 PM|
33 x 12.5 on 15x8 wheels with no lift
Since then I have added a tf 2.5 budget boost and like the lift better.
|07-24-2012 06:28 PM|
|joeincs||No lift, no back spacers - 32 18's|
|07-24-2012 06:14 PM|
|07-24-2012 06:08 PM|
|07-24-2012 10:39 AM|
|Ajax333333||I ran 285/70/17 on my 07' JKU for over a year before I got the lift. I never had an issue of it rubbing, but only did light off roading. Nothing I would have to disconnect the front sway bar for.|
|07-24-2012 10:20 AM|
|kbwwolf||This thread will give you the poop: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!|
|07-24-2012 06:01 AM|
Nice. What size are those in relation to mine?
|07-24-2012 05:54 AM|
A 33" will fit with wheels with 4.5 or less backspacing. Plenty have done it.
|07-24-2012 05:54 AM|
No lift here
|07-24-2012 05:28 AM|
Bigger tires with no lift
I currently have P255/70R18 size tires on my 12' Sahara. I'd like to go with something a little bit bigger - does anyone have any photos of their JK with bigger tires, with no lift? It seems the two go hand-in-hand - you get bigger tires you get a lift. But I'm not so set on the lift quite yet. Thanks.