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post #1 of 24 Old 04-15-2019, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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What is the tallest tire I can run on stock 05 TJ

Currently have 235/75-15 which are 28.6 overall height. Think I can run 265/65-17 which are around 30.4


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post #2 of 24 Old 04-15-2019, 09:08 PM
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I bought mine a couple years ago and it came with 31s


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OEM Rubicons came with 31s, although that was pushing things a bit.
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X3, a 31x10.50 is absolutely the largest a stock TJ can run.
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I own a stock 2006 LJ Rubi and it came with 245-75r16 tires, which equate to 30.468 inches in diameter.
If you are planning a change, many folks recommend replacing the 16" wheel with a 15" wheel, as the 16" tire selections are limited and, as most off road 16" tires have a load rating of "E", which is essentially for dump trucks. You can change to 15", get some nice wheels and put load rated "C" tires on your Jeep.
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From the OPs post, it looks like he's maybe found some JK take offs, 17".

OP like stated above, a 31" tall tire will work, but hopefully you know to run JK take offs you need wheel adaptors, or 17" wheels with the proper lug pattern.

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From the OPs post, it looks like he's maybe found some JK take offs, 17".

OP like stated above, a 31" tall tire will work, but hopefully you know to run JK take offs you need wheel adaptors, or 17" wheels with the proper lug pattern.
I thought JK takeoffs were a bit bigger than the size OP is talking about. Closer to 32.
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I thought JK takeoffs were a bit bigger than the size OP is talking about. Closer to 32.
I'm not sure, but either way, just wanted the OP to consider wheel size/lug pattern.

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I had steel 15's with 31" tires with the stock gearing and it was hell. Hell on acceleration, hell on my clutch. So whatever you do, make sure it matches with your future plans.

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I own a stock 2006 LJ Rubi and it came with 245-75r16 tires, which equate to 30.468 inches in diameter.
If you are planning a change, many folks recommend replacing the 16" wheel with a 15" wheel, as the 16" tire selections are limited and, as most off road 16" tires have a load rating of "E", which is essentially for dump trucks. You can change to 15", get some nice wheels and put load rated "C" tires on your Jeep.

I have never driven or rode in a stock TJ Rubicon before. Does it really ride like a "dump truck?"
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Not at all. But a load range C on a 15" can only help matters.

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I have never driven or rode in a stock TJ Rubicon before. Does it really ride like a "dump truck?"
Not like a dump truck but it rides stiffer than is needed which is caused by it not running Load Range C tires which is the appropriate rating for the Wrangler's weight.
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Not like a dump truck but it rides stiffer than is needed which is caused by it not running Load Range C tires which is the appropriate rating for the Wrangler's weight.

So why did Jeep equip the Rubicon with a 16" wheel?
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So why did Jeep equip the Rubicon with a 16" wheel?
A way to create a perceived upgrade that was visible. These were the early days of larger rims on production vehicles. There also a couple minor details to the TJ Rubicon, especially the 2003, that suggest a rush to production and certain ideas left unrefined. The first Rubicon was a very odd vehicle in it's day.

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Currently have 235/75-15 which are 28.6 overall height. Think I can run 265/65-17 which are around 30.4


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I went with 265/65-17 and they worked out perfectly.


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