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Unread 03-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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JK Sahara, Tire sizing?

I have a 2007 Sahara. I have owned two Cj's about 8 years ago just out of high school. I ran 33" MT's on both for tires and would really like to invest in some for my Sahara. The question I can not answer myself is, do I need a lift to fit 33's or do I have room? If anyone could let me know I would appreciate it. I have spec'd out some Cooper STT LTs which are very reasonably priced and the size I was thinking of getting are 285/75 16...right now I have the stock 255/70 18.

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Unread 03-23-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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You have room for 33s in the JK in stock form, the JK Rubicons come with 32s stock. If I were you I would skip 16s the reason being is the tires are usually only D and E rated which are terrible for a Jeep, the best size you can get for a JK is a 17" tire, they are relatively cheap and come in C load range. 17s are becoming the new 15" tire size, there are more and more options in 17" everyday and less and less 15" sizes.

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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Get a set of 285/70-17. It is a popular size for JK's. Put a leveling kit and either wheel spacers or wheels with the proper backspace and you are done.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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If you shave your calipers you can fit 15's and get load range C tires.
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