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Brandon03 05-24-2013 07:32 PM

will 34" tires work on factory suspension
 
I have a 2012 4dr unlimited sport and would like to know if putting LT305/17 (34") tires on stock suspension would hurt my factory ride or what changes I might need to make. I plan on putting after market wheels on as well, the ones I plan on getting have 4.75" backspacing?

JTPhoto JK 05-24-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Brandon03 (Post 3790397)
I have a 2012 4dr unlimited sport and would like to know if putting LT305/17 (34") tires on stock suspension would hurt my factory ride or what changes I might need to make. I plan on putting after market wheels on as well, the ones I plan on getting have 4.75" backspacing?

Might be a bit tight with stock fenders. 33" will work for sure. 34 and 35 will work with flat fenders.

Brandon03 05-24-2013 08:05 PM

Thanks, but will it just rub offroad and how will it mess with my suspension and ride. I'm hesitant on what I should do because I love the factory ride?

MTH 05-24-2013 09:05 PM

Here's a thread on tire size for the stock suspension that answers your questions: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/lar...er-142837.html

Also, there's really nothing magic about the stock ride. What makes a ride "better" is subjective, but in general you should expect a quality lift kit that replaces the stock coil springs paired with a nice set of shocks would improve the ride.

BeyondYourFrontDoor 05-24-2013 10:51 PM

Bigger, heavier tires will make your suspension work a bit harder dealing with the extra mass. But, the taller sidewalls of a bigger tire will soak up some of the bumps... if you don't inflate them like balloons.

It won't affect your suspension in the way that a lift kit or spacers would...

Brandon03 05-25-2013 10:44 AM

How would 2" spacers and the 34" tires affect my suspenion and ride? Also with 17" stock rims could I downsize to a 16" aftermarkert wheel to get less backspacing, would that help?

jkjeeper06 05-25-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Brandon03 (Post 3791805)
How would 2" spacers and the 34" tires affect my suspenion and ride? Also with 17" stock rims could I downsize to a 16" aftermarkert wheel to get less backspacing, would that help?

Spacers retain the factory ride quality. You'd only notice the added weight of the wheels

And yes you can go with 16" aftermarkets. Generally you want 4.75" of back spacing or less


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