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post #1 of 4 Old 04-26-2007, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel & Tire Combo

Newbie here, just bought my first Jeep. 07 Sahara with the 18" wheel package. Need to replace the rubber on it and MT's are to just to expensive for 18" wheels. My question is will 16" wheels fit with the rotors and calipers on this Jeep. Also what is the largest tire that will fit without rubbing. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-27-2007, 08:18 AM
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You can go with 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels, as all of these are factory options. Some have reported certain 15's with appropriate backspacing will fit. Looks wise, I prefer 17" on the JK, especially the 4 door, but that's just an individual preference. There are more options available for 17" than there are for 18". Without a lift kit or anything, you can safely go with 32" as this is what comes on the Rubicon, and incidentally, is the same size you have now on your 18" wheels. Some people run 33", but report minor rubbing with heavy wheeling. It's hardly worth the expense of new tires for only a 1" gain in diameter. Budget boosts will raise the Jeep 2" and get you a little more clearance for cheap (enough for 33" without rubbing). A good 3" regular suspension lift will let you run 35" without a problem. If you stay with the 18" wheels and go with a 3" suspension lift and 35" tires, you will need wheel spacers. If you want aftermarket wheels, 17 X 9 with 4.5" backspacing works good with 315/70-17 tires (which is 35" for those of you in Rio Linda) and a 3" suspension lift. That combination will not require wheelspacers because 4.5" is adequate backspacing. Here is a picture of my BF Goodrich All Terrains 315/70-17 on 17 X 9 wheel. I had it just sitting on the ground in front of my truck, so there is something to reference to for size. My JK is still on order (since February 24)

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What are the best tires for snow, wide or skinny?

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here is mine with the 2.5 Teraflex BB and a 3/4 leveling spacer up front for leveling with Mickey Thompson MTZs 315/70 r17 on Pro comp 1069s 17x9s

easy lift to put on, took me less than 3 hours with the help of one. lift cost 364.00 spacer 30.00 5 tires and rims, mounted,balanced, Gorilla lugs, and no questionms asked Road Hazzard 2200 bucks? give or take?

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