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Unread 12-18-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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35" Tires on stock Rubi wheels?

Anyone running 35" tires on stock rubi rims? If so do you have pics and were there any width issues?

I am torn between:

Toyo MT (worried about the width)
Procomp Extreme MT (not available yet)
Nitto Mud Grapplers (have never seen a set on 17" rims let alone in person)
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radial (So far, the likely choice)

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Unread 12-18-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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You will need a wider rim that comes stock on the Wrangler to stay within the rim dimensions specified by the tire manufacturers for 35 inch tires.
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Unread 12-18-2006, 09:11 AM   #3
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Well... maybe. It depends on how you'll be using your Jeep.

If you're going to be airing down off-road, you'll keep the bead seated better by "overtiring." And, as an added benefit, you'll better protect those nice Ruby rims.

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Your stock rim will be fine, you may however encounter clearance issues due to the lack of backspacing on your factory rims. May you should look into some wheel spacers. Also, in your list of tires I noticed that Goodyear MT/R's where not listed as an option. In my experience they are an excellent tire, you should give them a look.
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Unread 12-18-2006, 10:27 AM   #5
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Your stock rim will be fine, you may however encounter clearance issues due to the lack of backspacing on your factory rims. May you should look into some wheel spacers. Also, in your list of tires I noticed that Goodyear MT/R's where not listed as an option. In my experience they are an excellent tire, you should give them a look.
Thanks I am glad to here this and yep, I bought Spidertrax 1.25" backspacers and a Fulltraction Lift 3" (waiting for it since Nov).

I had those Goodyear's on my Ford and would love to get them again but they don't come in 35" x 12.5" x 17". unless it's a new size that I wasn't aware of.

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Well... maybe. It depends on how you'll be using your Jeep.

If you're going to be airing down off-road, you'll keep the bead seated better by "overtiring." And, as an added benefit, you'll better protect those nice Ruby rims.

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If I don't air down will it affect the bead, or will it be more susceptable to punctures?
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Unread 12-18-2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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Look at the wheels and tires on this description. Guy who made the conversion posts here - you may ask him how does it work.

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Unread 12-18-2006, 11:05 AM   #8
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Look at the wheels and tires on this description. Guy who made the conversion posts here - you may ask him how does it work.
What a small world I was just cruising his site... Man he has some wicked custom Jeep's.
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If I don't air down will it affect the bead, or will it be more susceptable to punctures?
Good question. The bead is best kept seated by maintaining pressure. So, it's happiest to stay with higher psi. You just don't want to go low enough where the tire gets sloppy and pops the bead Ė particularly if itís loaded from the side. Some guys here run really low pressures (e.g., 10 psi and lower) off-road and you probably won't be down that low. I don't go lower than 15 psi only because I don't like to worry about it.

Besides, airing down is mainly to increase traction - it increases the contact patch while also allowing the tire to wrap around and grab things better. If you're getting enough traction you need for the type of off-road driving you do, there's no need to risk going too low on air pressure.

I donít know whether airing down increases the chance of punctures or not. I'll bet some of our died-in-the-wool rock crawlers will chime in with an answer on that one.

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Unread 12-19-2006, 12:26 PM   #10
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Tried to put 35 Ta ko's with a 2.5 teraflex budget boost. The backs fit but the fronts will rub alot

Decided to put 33's and wait for new Rims to clear the front sway bar.

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Unread 12-19-2006, 01:15 PM   #11
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Is it rubbing on the fender or what? TeraFlex makes that wheel spacer. I'm curious as I'm working on a deal right now for an unlimited and was planning on the 2.5 budget with 35's on the rubicon rims but had heard the spacers are needed to get the backspacing to fit. Thanks.
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Unread 12-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #12
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No fender rub. It Rubs on the Sway bar with the 35's and no backspacing. I did not want to run back spacers so I opted for the 33's for the winter and will install 35's Mud terrains with correct wheeels in the spring

I'll have pics up today for ya,

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Unread 12-21-2006, 03:41 PM   #13
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First post here.

Does it rub when wheeling only or on pavement?
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