What size tire can I fit on stock wheels - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By WillyD
  • 1 Post By Palmetto JKU
  • 1 Post By IndyRubicon17
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Palmetto JKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 17
What size tire can I fit on stock wheels

So I just lifted my Jeep 3.5 inches and coincidentally I need new tires now. I kinda like the stock wheels and would like to put 37x12.5x17s on. Is that a thing?

Palmetto JKU is offline   Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Bobnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Lebanon NH
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmetto JKU View Post
So I just lifted my Jeep 3.5 inches and coincidentally I need new tires now. I kinda like the stock wheels and would like to put 37x12.5x17s on. Is that a thing?
It's a thing, but not what I would call a good thing. 12.5 wide on stock rims will be a problem, imo. I think the rim range on a 12.5 is 8"-11", so even if you found a place that would actually put one on your stock rims, it will bulge out awful and go down the road like a parade float.
IMO. YMMV

Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk

Bobnh is online now   Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 07:06 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
jeep32137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: N Florida
Posts: 244
What is the the stock wheel size you have?
jeep32137 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-19-2018, 09:28 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Posts: 3,456
The stock rims are 7.5" wide. Like Bobnh mentioned, the 12.5s would probably start at 8" for the manufacturer recommended width. Most brand name tire shops will not disregard the manufacturer recommendations mostly due to liability.

Even if you find someone to do it there are 2 more things that you really need to do.
1) Calibration. I used to recommend the AEV ProCal, but for $20ish more, you get an easier interface with the FlashCal. This will calibrate the Jeep computer for shift points, ABS and other safety features. $189
2) Heaven forbid you have 3.21s. I had 3.73 and put on the 35s before my re-gear and it was not happy. Felt like a semi trying to get up to speed. Regear $1800ish

To do it the right way, welcome to the Just Empty Every Pocket world.
Bobnh likes this.
__________________
'14 Willys JK Traded-In \
☻☻☻☻☻☻☻☻☻☻☻☻--- '18 Ram 2500HD CTD
'14 JKU SarahaTraded-In /
WillyD is offline   Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 09:22 AM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Palmetto JKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks for help everyone. I guess I'll be throwing on some new wheels. I have 4.10 gears and 6-speed trans so I think I'll be able to hold out on regearing... At least for a little while.
Bobnh likes this.
Palmetto JKU is offline   Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 03:00 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
IndyRubicon17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 868
Wouldn't do 37's if I were you....you're gonna need to add some stuff to your front axle to run those....and all your front end components will need an upgrade sooner than later....
FCRed17 likes this.
IndyRubicon17 is offline   Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 03:42 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
FCRed17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: FL
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyRubicon17 View Post
Wouldn't do 37's if I were you....you're gonna need to add some stuff to your front axle to run those....and all your front end components will need an upgrade sooner than later....
This. You'd be better off with 35's on a stock axle.
FCRed17 is offline   Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 04:06 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
Palmetto JKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 17
Well that's all good info... I guess I'll be going with 35's, at least the cost difference is enough to cover new wheels. Thanks everyone for the input
Palmetto JKU is offline   Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 06:45 AM   #9
Professional Nap Taker

5-Year WF Supporting Member
WF Lifetime Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Blue Baby Sound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Glenpool, OK (Tulsa)
Posts: 14,187
The stock wheels are just outside the recommendation for a 12.5", but they'll work. We ran them on our '16 with no issues. 315/70/17, the Goodyear store installed them.


__________________
HERS-2018 JK- Gobi- (WOOKIEE) Build Thread
HIS- 2014 JKUR- Copperhead Pearl (BRUTUS) Build Thread
Retired 2016 JKWW- Firecracker Red (MAXIMUS)
Retired 2013 JKUS- White- (THOR)
Blue Baby Sound is online now   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC