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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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New Jeep owner need some help

What's up people,
I am new to the jeep world and need some help. I have a 2012 jk sahara unlimited, I am looking to modify the wheels. I am currently running the stock 18" wheels on 255/70/18 tires. I am looking at the mamba m13 18's wheels which are a 9" wheel and have a -6 offset, I wanted to run 285/65/18 tires on them. Will I need a lift or should the stock suspension handle this wheel/tire combo. Thanks for any input

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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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Stock suspension is fine.

9" wide wheels are too wide for a 285 wide tire.

You'll want at least 5" backspacing on your wheels. 285's can get by with more backspacing, but if your buying wheels you should shoot for 4.5" - 4.75" at very most.

You may want to consider 17's.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response
The 17's are 17x9 -12 so I'm guessing that should workout for that spacing . What size tires do you recommend I'd like to get up to about 33"
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Unread 01-20-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
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im with slade, id go a 17 x 8 rim with 4.5 bs.
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