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post #1 of 7 Old 12-15-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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2013 JKUR - options with stock wheels and no spacers?

Want to lift and get larger tires, but really would like to keep the stock Rubicon wheels and have read that spacers aren't a great idea. I know I'm limiting myself, big time, but any thoughts on what I can do?

I was considering a BDS 3", but also am looking at others - Teraflex 2.5, Rock Krawler 1.5 or 2.5. Local shop quoted BDS 3" and spacers with 35" tires. I also want to avoid the extras that come with higher lifting - front driveshaft issues, vibrations, etc.

If I keep the stock wheels and don't want spacers, does anyone know the max tire size I can run and what size lift would look nice with that? I know it would be a mild build, but that's what I think I want. I have a 1995 YJ that has a more aggressive lift that I can play around with. With that lift, I had to deal with the slip yoke elminator, new driveshaft, etc.

The 2013 JKUR is more of a DD, just want it to look more aggressive.

Thanks for your thoughts! I know there is a ton to read on here and I have read quite a bit, but haven't seen a build like I'm describing. Maybe with my limiting factors, I need to leave it stock?

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The spacers are more about the change from 10.5" wide tires to 12.5" wide tires. You can get 33x10.5 but I've not seen 35x10.5.

If you want the stock rims just get some nice spacers, torque them on properly and check them when you change the oil.
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If you get spacers, getr spidertrax and use locktite. Personally, I don't think the stock rims are that great looking. Not sure how many miles you have on your stockers, but you could probably sell all 5 on CL for around $900. If you only want to go with 33's, consider 15" wheels. I ran 33x12.50-15's on my '09 Rubicon with a 2.5" Rough Country budget boost. Lots of sidewall which makes them look bigger.



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I've used OEM wheels and tires on my 2010 with Spidertrax spacers since I installed the Teraflex 4" lift in SEP 2010... then put 37" Goodyear MTR/Ks on the OEM wheels last December and haven't had any problems.

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I was considering a BDS 3", but also am looking at others - Teraflex 2.5, Rock Krawler 1.5 or 2.5. Local shop quoted BDS 3" and spacers with 35" tires. I also want to avoid the extras that come with higher lifting - front driveshaft issues, vibrations, etc.


You won't have to worry about driveshaft issues with a 2.5" lift. But as a suggestion you might want to make sure you are getting adjustable front lower control arms and a front track bar. They aren't necessary but they will help to set the jeep back to factory alignment after you install the lift. Basically they help the on road manners feel just like stock.
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last year I had a 2012 altitude edition JKU. I installed a 2.5" RC coil and shocks lift and ran 35" x 12.5" tyres on it with no spacers. I did have a bit of rubbing at max flex but it was predictable and I could live with it.

I sold it to get a 2013 JKUR and this time i am only getting a budget spacer lift, keeping the stock wheels still, but installing spidertrax spacers.

Like someone else said, buy good quality hub centric spacers, use Loctite and check them when you rotate tyres and change oil. Spacers have theur share of haters out there but most of it is just people's opinions, not always based on factual info...

all that to say, that you can fit 35" without spacers with only a bit of lift. hope this helps.

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I've used OEM wheels and tires on my 2010 with Spidertrax spacers since I installed the Teraflex 4" lift in SEP 2010... then put 37" Goodyear MTR/Ks on the OEM wheels last December and haven't had any problems.

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I'd also like some more opinions on this. I happen to like my stock wheels better than about any aftermarket ones out there. The exception being AEV overpriced wheels, but I think I like them because they look close to stock...

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