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: a few questions!!


shrek919
02-24-2008, 03:55 PM
i heard i can fit bigger tires on my stock unlimited x???if so ho big can i go??


and is there anyone around pittsburgh pa thats down to get dirty soon?? lol
KEEP JEEPIN!!!!!!!!!

Roklimo
02-24-2008, 04:15 PM
I think with 6" wheel spacers and a sawzall, you could run 40's...

Slimjim
02-24-2008, 05:05 PM
35's will fit, but 33's fit best.

BigO
02-24-2008, 07:29 PM
Can't answer your tire question about the X. But I was a yinzer for about 20 years before heading south. Check out this site: Pittsburgh Offroad (http://www.pgh-offroad.com/).

BigO
02-24-2008, 07:33 PM
Whoa...just noticed that you double posted. Maybe the moderator can move my response to your other thread.

MichaelW
02-24-2008, 08:42 PM
Merged.

Anfodeath
03-07-2008, 10:52 PM
OK, so I have the same question sort of. Is there any minimum back space you need to run 33s and will they rub at full flex? just wondering, bought an 08 a week ago. My third Wrangler and it is clearly the best yet.

skibum
03-08-2008, 07:46 AM
You can run 32s with no rub whatsoever..............even at full stuff. 33s are questionable, depends on wheels and a variety of other factors. I know guys that run them successfully and others that required a BB to get full clearance. You definately need a lift for 35s and bigger.

Anfodeath
03-08-2008, 03:59 PM
Cool, thanks. Will get the 32s for now. Gona wait on the lift for awhile. at least till the newness wears off.

OnlyInMyJeep
03-09-2008, 07:00 PM
The largest stock tires are 32's any bigger and they rub. 33's rub at flex and tight turn. Now with a lift, proper backspacing and fender removal hey the sky is the limit till the front and back rub on each other.
Edit: Regearing and what not can and will be necessary with anything bigger than 35's.

dougnpj
03-12-2008, 11:15 AM
I am going with a 2.5 lift and an extra .75 in the front to level things out. I was (am) planning on running 33 x 12.5s and now I am thinking this may be too small of tire. Anyone have this set up and could you all let me know what you think?:shaking:

Bigjerm
03-12-2008, 11:28 AM
go for the 35" tires. I have 2.5" and i run 35" tires and it works very well off road.

igofshn
03-12-2008, 12:05 PM
35's with a 2.5 lift will definately rub if flexed and discoed.

WTF_LOL
03-12-2008, 02:12 PM
35's with a 2.5 lift will definately rub if flexed and discoed.


As always, it is all about the bumpstops. 35's will not rub with 2.5 if bumpstops are adjust appropriatley

dougnpj
03-12-2008, 04:04 PM
35's with a 2.5 lift will definately rub if flexed and discoed.

Well like I said I am going with the 2.5 with a spacer so that adds up to 3.25 on the front. So it sounds like the front will be fine with 35s but how about the back?

WTF_LOL
03-12-2008, 04:27 PM
even 2 inches in the back with bumpstops you will be fine. I would personally recomend at least 2.5" on the rear but more prefrably 3"+. Since you are going with 3.25 in front I would go 2.75 in the back to sit level. I belive the rake is .5 difference. Of course you would need to consider changes to ride height from bumpers, larger spare and gear you may be stuffing in

The key will be what you plan on doing. You can FIT 35's without any lift. Problem is you will have no room to articulate. If you are moderate off road/trail stuff then 2.5" will get you almost anywhere you want to go. If you are looking for good articulation then 3.5"+ would be my sugestion. I would recomend 6"+ if you have some sort of syndrom or just want to make up for short commings in general :smokin:

dougnpj
03-13-2008, 09:22 AM
even 2 inches in the back with bumpstops you will be fine. I would personally recomend at least 2.5" on the rear but more prefrably 3"+. Since you are going with 3.25 in front I would go 2.75 in the back to sit level. I belive the rake is .5 difference. Of course you would need to consider changes to ride height from bumpers, larger spare and gear you may be stuffing in

The key will be what you plan on doing. You can FIT 35's without any lift. Problem is you will have no room to articulate. If you are moderate off road/trail stuff then 2.5" will get you almost anywhere you want to go. If you are looking for good articulation then 3.5"+ would be my sugestion. I would recomend 6"+ if you have some sort of syndrom or just want to make up for short commings in general :smokin:

thank you. This should make up my mind. I will go with 35's:smokin: