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Rich1070 03-24-2011 08:32 AM

2008 Sahara Wheels and Tires
 
Hi, I'm new to this site, and just bought my '08 Wrangler Unlimited 4 dr 4wd Sahara after my lease was up. Now that she's mine, I can put some accessories on it without throwing money away.,

I would like to put wheels and tires on it, but I don't want to lift it unless it is necessary.
I presently have stock wheels with 255/75/18's on them. That tire factors out to be a 32" tire. I would like to go a little taller and a little wider of a tire to give it more of an aggresive look. What is my best way to achieve what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Hilldweller 03-24-2011 08:47 AM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/conundrum-84948.html

phottomatt 03-24-2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Rich1070 (Post 1135331)
but I don't want to lift it unless it is necessary.

HA, of course it's "necessary" You should be good with 33s

Hilldweller 03-24-2011 09:11 AM

I ran 33s on 16s for a while without a lift. Due to proper backspacing, it didn't rub up front but the tires kissed the rear fenders when articulated; when articulated aggressively, they french-kissed the fenders and popped them off a bit.

Here it is with no lift.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...6thride034.jpg

I was also high-centering pretty often and bumping my trailer wiring (breaking it off) on departures. So I finally caved-in and lifted it 2.5".

Here it is lifted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ngLites010.jpg

Sometimes lifting makes sense. Don't do it for cosmetic reasons; don't buy tires for cosmetic reasons. Don't marry a stripper unless you really love her --- same thing...

Salo 03-24-2011 12:51 PM

I have 33x11.5 with 4.5 backspacing...no rub at all

Rich1070 04-04-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salo (Post 1135584)
I have 33x11.5 with 4.5 backspacing...no rub at all

Salo,- what size rims are you running with the 33 x 11.50's ?

Salo 04-05-2011 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich1070 (Post 1156741)
Salo,- what size rims are you running with the 33 x 11.50's ?

the rims are 17x9...another member on here put M/T 33x12.5 with no lift and no rub...i like the nittos because i don't off road and they with last for 50k miles


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