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Unread 03-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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wheel advice with 3.5" lift kit.

I recently got a 2012 JK with stock Rubicon wheels an tires... 255/75/17...does anyone know if does stock wheels will work with a 3.5" lift kit?

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Unread 03-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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Help with wheel and lift advice

recently got a 2012 JK with stock Rubicon wheels an tires... 255/75/17...does anyone know if does stock wheels will work with a 3.5" lift kit?
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Unread 03-27-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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no reason the stock wheels & tires wouldn't work with a 3.5" lift kit. You will have some extra space using the stock wheels & tires but you can fill some of the space with careful tire choice.

IMO, do the suspension work first followed by body armor/bumper/winch and then pick your tires (and wheels if you so choose) afterwards. The 17" wheel gives you quite a few solid options depending on how big you want to go.
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Unread 03-27-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same Mtnduey, I'm wondering if I would have to buy wheel spacers due to the lift kit. Most likely I bet.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:37 AM   #5
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Stock wheels should work with the lift. Some rims naturally kick out the wheels a little more too, so I don't think spacers would be necessary.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 05:55 AM   #6
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I was thinking the same Mtnduey, I'm wondering if I would have to buy wheel spacers due to the lift kit. Most likely I bet.
Why do you think that?
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Unread 04-02-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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well finding out that Makes sense that wheel spacers needed when going with bigger tires, the wheels I'm running now are the stock Rubicon tires and wheels which are I believe 32" R17 which would be ok to run on for now and would clear when turning the wheels. I'm planning on getting 35's on it eventually and then I know I would need wheel spacers for sure.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 05:13 PM   #8
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well finding out that Makes sense that wheel spacers needed when going with bigger tires, the wheels I'm running now are the stock Rubicon tires and wheels which are I believe 32" R17 which would be ok to run on for now and would clear when turning the wheels. I'm planning on getting 35's on it eventually and then I know I would need wheel spacers for sure.
That makes sense for when you get the 35s because they will be wider. But you do not need them for stock tires.
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