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Old 02-28-2014, 06:18 PM
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So I bought an 06 Jeep at an auction a few years ago. Loved it. Sold it. Decided to go with an 09 JK also from the auction. I want to make the new one look like the old one. The 06 had 33 x 12 tires. Don't want to go quite that wide but I like the "short and fat look." The 09 has spacers which make me a bit uncomfortable safety wise. Looking for any and all suggestions for what needs to be done to the JK to acheive the same look.

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Old 02-28-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Throw a set of 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs with a wheel with 4.5-3.75 back spacing and call it a day.

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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x2. You will also need some dark green and black paint and a soft top.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:47 PM
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Funny. I did like the green. Wife and kids like the 4 door with heated seats better though.
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To get the look, similar to your TJ, 3.75 backspacing, with a 8.5 to 9.0 rim.
I would go with 16s, or 17s, because I think that they look better on JK and especially the JKU. Because, symmetrically, you have a lot more visual body bulk on a JKU, verese a TJ. And the 15 inch rim to me just looks to small, (but that is a matter of choice)!

Either should work just fine..........
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Damn - one of the better looking TJs I've seen.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:16 AM
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So 16 or 17 inch rims. The rims that are on the JK are 17 inch rubicon? And no one thinks the TJ has a lift? I could never tell but the specs at the auction mentioned modified suspension. Maybe because the rear shock mounts were broken.

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