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Unread 01-10-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Max Wheel / Tire Size on rear gate

We all know how the TJs have a weight limit and begin to warp under the weight of a 33 inch tire.

Does anyone know if you can get away w/ a 33x12.50 on the back of the JK?



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Unread 01-13-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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285/75/16 fits fine with the right backspacing it weights 10lbs more and doesn't hit the rubber stops (which makes me a little nervous) any input??

all in all tire mount seems pretty stout

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Unread 01-13-2007, 10:55 PM   #3
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Looking t my buddys, you could easily get a 33 on there. It is built alot better and has 8 (I think) bolt points. Even a 35 if you want to trim the bumper though it would weigh alot!
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Unread 01-13-2007, 11:43 PM   #4
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I was planning to cut back the rubber bumpers when I fitted my 285's. But, during a test fit discovered the rubber bumpers are pretty soft and squish down. So, I left 'em the way they were.

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