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Unread 12-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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Clearing 33's on Jeep

I am working on a truck and the owner is looking to get 33's on the jeep. It is a 2010 with 18 inch rims from a Stock Sahara. The tires I have measured now are about 31.5 inches. Am I gonna be able to get the 33's on or am I gonna have to get a different rim offset or a lift?
Thanks for any help.

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Unread 12-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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Tough call. 33's rubbed on the sway bar on full turn for me, but some people report no rubbing. Rims with less backspacing (4.5") or a set of spidertrax spacers will cure any rubbing... No lift needed for 33's...
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Unread 12-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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275-70-18 w/1.25" spacers
Tires=33.4"
No Rubbing
And if you still get slight rubbing, shorten the steering a tad.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #4
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i have 285/70/17 duratracs on my 2011 JKU the rims i got have 4.5 backspacing and there is no rubbing issue.
You will need spacers or a rims with 4.5 backspacing.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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BS on the rims?

I have 285/75/R16's 4.5 BS no issues
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Unread 04-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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275-70-18 w/1.25" spacers
Tires=33.4"
No Rubbing
And if you still get slight rubbing, shorten the steering a tad.
Do you have any lift or just the wheel spacers?
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Unread 04-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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No lift necessary - lesser backspacing will probably be needed if the tread width is greater than 11"
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Unread 04-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #8
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Do you have any lift or just the wheel spacers?
Now I hv a leveling kit and Rubi take offs
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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #9
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I have GY Duratracs 275/70/18 on my Sahara. I went with 1.5in spacer kit to get rid of the rub on my sway bar and had to trim the plastic skid piece under the front bumper.

I have a 2in lift kit, but others say it's not needed.... If you go offroad, I personally think you could hit the flares without a little lift. My personal hypothesis.
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