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Old 11-26-2015, 08:02 AM
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Max tire sizes on stock Rubicon

Can someone tell me the max size that i can put on my 2014 Rubicon? Currently I have 255/75/17 and looking to put on a larger wheel. I have been reading 305/60/17 (33x12) should be able to fit my stock rims and fit in the wheel wells with out any issues. Please let me know if anyone has an answer to this. Thanks!

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Can someone tell me the max size that i can put on my 2014 Rubicon? Currently I have 255/75/17 and looking to put on a larger wheel. I have been reading 305/60/17 (33x12) should be able to fit my stock rims and fit in the wheel wells with out any issues. Please let me know if anyone has an answer to this. Thanks!
A lot of factors here, like wheel size, what type of driving you will be doing, etc. Here is a thread to get you started.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/lar...er-142837.html

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will get back with a more definitive answer for you.

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You'll need wheel spacers for your stock wheels, 275 wide is about the max without any rubbing when turning lock to lock and a leveling kit 2" front and 1" rear will allow you to flex your 33's while off road and disconnected if stock height expect fender rubbing while disconnected.

Also not all shops will install/maintain wheels spacers and your oem wheels are only 7.5" wide and the minimum suggested wheel width for a 305 is 8" so again not all shops are going to mount the tire, if you can get a shop to do it then great but remember wheel spacers should be re-torqued at every tire rotation.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:50 AM
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You'll need wheel spacers for your stock wheels, 275 wide is about the max without any rubbing when turning lock to lock and a leveling kit 2" front and 1" rear will allow you to flex your 33's while off road and disconnected if stock height expect fender rubbing while disconnected. Also not all shops will install/maintain wheels spacers and your oem wheels are only 7.5" wide and the minimum suggested wheel width for a 305 is 8" so again not all shops are going to mount the tire, if you can get a shop to do it then great but remember wheel spacers should be re-torqued at every tire rotation.

Hello VansMudder,

If I go with a 285/70/17 do I still need the wheel spacers?

What spacers do you recommend?

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275 is really the cut off point, many that have gone to 285 on the oem wheel without wheel spacers get rubbing when turning lock to lock the ones that haven't seem to be a really non aggressive tire.

I would go with Spidertrax if using a wheel spacer as they are top quality in either 1.5" wide or 1.75". The 1.75" will give you the same backspacing as a 4.5" backspaced wheel that many here including myself have on our after market wheels but either size works great.
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Why would you go with a 60 series tire on your Jeep? a 70, or better yet a 75 series, would really get you a taller tire. A 70 series would be just about 33-1/2, while a 75 would be almost 35". A 60 series is a pretty small side wall, not really that good for off roading, IMHO.
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I have ended up going with the 285/70/17 Fierce Attitude MT wheels for my Jeep, and using 1.75 spidertrax wheel spacers for my stock rims.

Thanks for the advice!
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All good choices...Throw up a pic or two when you get the chance.

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