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Unread 05-29-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Need help with tires!

This may be a stupid question, but my 08 overland has 18 inch wheels as of right now, i am currently looking to buy new wheels. do i have to stick with 18 inch wheels or could i go up or down? i do have a 3 in HD OME lift on the way. Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm honestly lost!

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Unread 05-29-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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17's are the smallest wheels you can fit.
2008 WK 4.7 V8 RC Lift, WK MLL's, G2 Diff Cover, 4XGuard front guard, Steel Armadillo Belly Skid, Superchips, Magnaflow 13742, General Grabber AT2 245/70-17 Build/Adventure Thread
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Unread 06-04-2015, 01:27 PM   #3
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Don't forget backspacing/offset.

Stock is 6" backspacing, many members like 4.7-5" on an ~8" wide wheel. If you do this, you don't need/want wheel spacers like people run on their stock wheels.

What size tire do you plan to run? 255/75r17 is stock on the JK's and a nice 32" tire. 265/70r17 is another common option that is a little wider and not quite as tall. 285/70r17 is pretty much the practical limit for that lift and in most cases requires additional modifications like trimming.
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