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Old 01-13-2019, 05:29 PM
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So, I'm in my first wrangler. Looking at getting rims and tires, but I'm not sure what my max tire size would be. Have a '12 sport 2 door. No lift. Pretty standard, but want to get some aggressive tires. Would 35 on 17" be too big? And not allow for my turning radius? Or would there be a specific rim that I would look for to create clearance with stance.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:32 PM
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So, I'm in my first wrangler. Looking at getting rims and tires, but I'm not sure what my max tire size would be. Have a '12 sport 2 door. No lift. Pretty standard, but want to get some aggressive tires. Would 35 on 17" be too big? And not allow for my turning radius? Or would there be a specific rim that I would look for to create clearance with stance.

Save me Tom cruise, I'm on fire! Lol, thanks guys

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Welcome! I'm pretty new myself, but from what I gather, I don't think 35's would work well. It seems the max agreed upon size on a stock Wrangler are 33's. In any case, I don't want to lift mine just yet so I did enough research to read just about every thread on the topic (I haven't purchased yet, though).

Here's a few threads I looked at. The first one is mainly about the Quadratec wheel itself, but a few within have posted pics of their stock setup.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/q...s-1799777.html

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

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/m...t-1925130.html

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/n...res-47938.html

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f354/3...se-859378.html

There's plenty more on this forum and others...so spend a few hours trolling the web and you'll be able to make an informed decision. Good luck!
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Whole thread of 33s with no lift:
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Awesome man. Great help. Thank you!
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I would probably add a 3/4" front spring spacer and some 17" wheels with 5.2" back spacing and a set of 33x12.5x17 Patagonia MT's... It would completely transform your Jeep.
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I would probably add a 3/4" front spring spacer and some 17" wheels with 5.2" back spacing and a set of 33x12.5x17 Patagonia MT's... It would completely transform your Jeep.
Hell yeah, looking at this now. I looked at the spring, it looks like there may be a small space in there. If I get s chance in the daylight I'll pop a picture, maybe yall can tell me if that's just normal or not. Lol, so green to all this jeep stuff, very exciting. Lol thanks again.
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Hell yeah, looking at this now. I looked at the spring, it looks like there may be a small space in there. If I get s chance in the daylight I'll pop a picture, maybe yall can tell me if that's just normal or not. Lol, so green to all this jeep stuff, very exciting. Lol thanks again.
Right on top of the spring there is a factory spring isolator, that might be what you are seeing. Those must remain, even if you add an additional spacer on top of it.

Another easy option on a 2dr sport is to put in a set of 4dr higher number springs. While you are in there taking a photo, get the last 2 numbers off of the tags on your springs. Then we can talk also about a stock spring swap.
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Yep, that's prolly what it is. Do, with that ehe ed l size you mentioned earlier, would that 5.4 create any rubbing, or need to cut anything out for mobility?
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Yep, that's prolly what it is. Do, with that ehe ed l size you mentioned earlier, would that 5.4 create any rubbing, or need to cut anything out for mobility?
The common backspacing for big tires is between 5.2" and 4.5". You'll probably have to trim your air dam plastic a little with 33's. Every Jeep is a little different and you are maxing out, so you might have a tiny rub somewhere, but it's doable. The 3/4" or 1" front spring spacer helps.

I like the 5.2 backspacing on Jeeps with mild or no lift, it helps clear the fenders.

Quadratec has some great wheels on sale right now... The Tactik is a great looking wheel and the Hardrock is a favorite around here. It looks like a Rubicon wheel but has all the specs needed for a big tire. Guys were waiting a year for those when they first came out.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/tactik/t...5-5-back-space

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadrate...r-jk-and-grand

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Hell yeah, man. I really like those Taktik wheels. Thank you so much! High probably this will be my purchase! Hah
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Hell yeah, man. I really like those Taktik wheels. Thank you so much! High probably this will be my purchase! Hah
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