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Love look of fat tires on JK! Need advice!

Currently have a 2010 JK, tow package with stock 32" Goodyears on 17" alloys. Really dig fatter looking tires but would like to remain with stock suspension. Thinking about going with 33" tires on 15" steelies. Are there still possible brake caliper clearance issues with 15" wheels or was this only a concern on the early '07 JK models? I'm thinking of going with the Cragar 3975850 - Cragar Soft 8 Wheels, 15x8, 5x5 bolt pattern, 4" BS, would these be a proper fit? Assuming these wheels are ok, whats the fattest tire size I could get away with?
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You'll be fine with a 12.50" wide tire. Might be able to fit a 13.50" wide, but not sure. With 4" of backspacing, you'll be sufficiently wider, though, with just the 12.50's.


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Lots of ghys are going with the 2" spacer lift and then can run 35". The spacer lift will keep origional suspension, don't cost much and is easy to install. Lots of width options with 35" and you'll love the look.... Just something to think about.

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Currently have a 2010 JK, tow package with stock 32" Goodyears on 17" alloys. Really dig fatter looking tires but would like to remain with stock suspension. Thinking about going with 33" tires on 15" steelies. Are there still possible brake caliper clearance issues with 15" wheels or was this only a concern on the early '07 JK models? I'm thinking of going with the Cragar 3975850 - Cragar Soft 8 Wheels, 15x8, 5x5 bolt pattern, 4" BS, would these be a proper fit? Assuming these wheels are ok, whats the fattest tire size I could get away with?
Why would you want to go with a smaller, 15", wheel?

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Why not go 15" rim? They are cheaper, look better, tires are cheaper and will be C load for a softer ride. With that rim you will probably have to do some minor grinding on the caliper.
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I did not have to grind my calipers, but my 15s have 3.75" backspacing. I went with the small diameter wheels purely because tires for 15" wheels are quite a bit cheaper and I knew that I would never go bigger than 35s...

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