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Old 05-23-2010, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in need of new tires soon and was wondering if any of you knew the biggest, beefest tire I can fit under my 08?
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I am in need of new tires soon and was wondering if any of you knew the biggest, beefest tire I can fit under my 08?
It depends on how high of a lift you have. Refer to the link in my other post to your lift question.


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It hasn't been lifted at all. Still at stock hieght. Do you have a wrangler and if so, do you have beefy tires or street tires?
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It hasn't been lifted at all. Still at stock hieght. Do you have a wrangler and if so, do you have beefy tires or street tires?
Read about it in these threads....

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Thanks for the info. I got some reading to do.
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To save reading. According To everything I have read you can run a beefy 33. But I wouldn't get giant fat ones. Prolly nothing fatter than 12.50. Or My rubicon came stock with the 32" and I love em. They ride decent. Not that loud. You can hear em tho. But I have heard lots of good things on the bfg a/tr's.

Any biggerthan 33 and they will rub more than likely.
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To save reading. According To everything I have read you can run a beefy 33. But I wouldn't get giant fat ones. Prolly nothing fatter than 12.50. Or My rubicon came stock with the 32" and I love em. They ride decent. Not that loud. You can hear em tho. But I have heard lots of good things on the bfg a/tr's.

Any biggerthan 33 and they will rub more than likely.
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That's weird. I've actually heard of people running 35 with a 2" spacer and backspacing.

Maybe that's with Rubi flairs
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Originally Posted by CJ65_JK10 View Post
To save reading. According To everything I have read you can run a beefy 33. But I wouldn't get giant fat ones. Prolly nothing fatter than 12.50. Or My rubicon came stock with the 32" and I love em. They ride decent. Not that loud. You can hear em tho. But I have heard lots of good things on the bfg a/tr's.

Any biggerthan 33 and they will rub more than likely.
Not trying to be a smart ass, but your not giving specifics. Reading is good, you get all the facts and different opinions... not probables. What do you consider beefy or giant fat ones? Specify sizes if you know.

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That's weird. I've actually heard of people running 35 with a 2" spacer and backspacing.

Maybe that's with Rubi flairs
Without a lift, or trimming the fender flares, 35" tires will not fit on a JK without rubbing. Where have you heard or seen people running 35's with just a spacer and back spacing?? Spacers push the tire out more causing them to rub on the fender flares and not on the suspension components. Also... a 2" spacer AND back spacing is really pushing the tire out. Max recommended back space on a JK is 4.50".

What are Rubi flares??

I have BFG M/T KM2 tires... 285/75-16 on Eagle Alloy 16" rims with 4.25" of back space. Prior to my lift, once in awhile the rear tires would rub on the fender flares if I hit a bump or a pot hole on the street. On the trail they rubbed on anything but a flat surface. The front tires rubbed on the front plastic air dam on the street when fully locked in either direction. I had to trim it back even before the lift.

Note: the BFG M/T KM2 285/75-16 tires are not true 33" tires. They're close... 32.82"x11.22"


As posted elsewhere on this forum... here are some before and after lift pics.

Before 2.0" lift.... they rub



With a 2.0" lift... they don't rub



Try stuffing these 285/75-16 tires without rubbing... you need a lift





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ive read it on other forums. i know the rubicon flares are wider but do they offer more clearance? because my 32" arent anywhere close to my fenders

are we talking 2 in suspension spacer?
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