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Old 09-03-2012, 09:15 PM
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Exclamation Larger tires, no lift, wider stance? HELP!!!

ok, heres the deal, I have a 2011 2door Rubicon (so it can flex) what is the largest tire size i can go with no lift while using factory 17" wheels? (i can get spacers)

and i also saw a pic of a guys jk with 33" no lift and wheel spacers. (so wide stance) and liked it!!! what are some pros and cons of doing that?
(not my jeep, the other dude's)

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As to the largest tire on a stock wheel, see here: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/lar...er-142837.html

As to pros/cons of a wider stance with taller/fatter tires, in general, the pros are better offroad performance (presuming you get good tires) and looks, while the cons are gas mileage and acceleration. Wheel spacers also add something else to the list of items you regularly check for maintenance.

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ok, since i disconnect my front some times, what if i do 33s with 3/4" spacer lift from daystar? Daystar KJ09138BK - Daystar 3/4" Comfort Ride Lift Kit in Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
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Personally I would go with the teraflex 2" front 1" rear leveling kit. Not sure if you would get rubbing with the daystar?
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ok, since i disconnect my front some times, what if i do 33s with 3/4" spacer lift from daystar? Daystar KJ09138BK - Daystar 3/4" Comfort Ride Lift Kit in Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
If you get flexy, 33s will rub under a 3/4" spacer. Just bite the bullet and go to a 2.5" lift. Take a look at my profile pics--I've got 33x12.5R15s under 2.5" of lift.
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I want to! Really! Just it's legally my dads jeep and it will be my daily driver and he doesn't want any more than 1.5" of lift... For safety purposes...
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Well, technically the teraflex leveling kit is marketed as a 1.5 lift so you are good haha.
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You should read through the lift sticky here Mango. Lots of helpful info there.
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Personally I would go with the teraflex 2" front 1" rear leveling kit. Not sure if you would get rubbing with the daystar?
Yeah, this is probably what I would do... I have looked into that one before
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it must be my age, but every time I see someone post about a wide stance I can't help but flash back to



otherwise, go crazy with going with some 33x12.5s or whatever size they run in. if you get some nice back spaced wheels, say 4.5, or even just some spacers, and run factory lift, youll be fine.
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Leveling kit will be good. You'll rub with 33s of you get real flexy, but otherwise it'll be fine.

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