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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Stock jeep with 32 inch tires?

Is it wise to put 32x10.5x15 tires on a stock jeep TJ? If not, how about 31x10.5x15? I like the look, and I am not looking to get a lift anytime soon, but my tires will need replacing in a couple of months and id like to start shopping asap. I heard 33x10.5x15 were bad, but I would like to go as tall and as wide as possible with a stock 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. would adding wheel spacers possible help?

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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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You can go as large as 33x10.5. My friend had a 99 4cyl with them on stock suspension and drove like this for several years until he got a small budget boost (2" coil spacers). If you go offroad it'll smack into pretty much everything and you can adjust your steering stops to compensate for the extra width by adding a few washers. I'm unsure if anyone makes a 32x10.5r15, though so it might be 31's or 33's. Anyways, here's a pic of my buddy's Jeep with 33x10.5s on stock wheels.

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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Before I decided to lift mine I ran 31's on the stock rims without a problem. As far as I know, the Sahara's came stock with 30x9.50's. You can check the V.I.N. tag in the drivers door jamb to verify your stock tire size.
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Stick to 31s with no lift. Yes, you can get 33s on, but there are going to be a lot of things not so good about it.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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Could i possible get a pic of 31s with no lift please? thank you much for the input so far
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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Could i possible get a pic of 31s with no lift please? thank you much for the input so far
Look at any photo of a stock Rubicon
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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Here is my 04 TJ w/31's and no lift... Have since added a1" lift.... May seem stupid but needed new shocks and springs and did the H&R setup listed on this site


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when I first did the 31's I used the stock aluminum wheels... had a little rubbing on the control arm at full turn, not biggie. Changed wheels with a different offset and no issue
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Unread 07-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #8
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31x10.5s get my vote as well! If you trim a little fender flares, and get aftermarket rims 32" 11.5s would probably be ok.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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My Jeep had 31's with no lift and no problems, but you want a lift with 33's even if it is a budget lift.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #10
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31x10.50 is the biggest you can go without hitting anything, even then you may hit at full lock either direction, easy fix with a washer on the steering stops. http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/...teerstop-1.htm
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Unread 07-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #11
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heres mine on 31's
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Unread 07-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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This is my tj with 33x 12.5s no lift rubbed the fenders on larger bumps and didnt have full turning radius but If you don't drive crazy I was like this for 2 months fine
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #13
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Wow guys thanks a lot for the posts.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Apologies for the bad pic. 31x10.5 on the stock rims, no lift.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #15
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Mine came to me with 32" BFGs, stock Rubicon rims and stock suspension. The tires rub on sharp turns and do occasionally hit the wheel wells on the trails. For what I do, I can't really say its a problem that needs immediate attention. 33's would likely be annoying without a lift.

It all depends on what you do with the Jeep. biffgnar is correct, assuming that you often make full use of your articulation. If you don't, like most people, then you will have fewer issues with larger tires.

Functionality aside, I will also admit that I do like the look of big tires stuffed into the wheel wells at stock height. However, I also like things that work properly.
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