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post #1 of 7 Old 06-17-2011, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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What size 35" tires

Sounds easy, but here is the deal:

Stock Rubicon 17" wheels (will use 1.5" spacers)

I think a 35 x 12.50 x 17 will be too wide for the stock wheel. What exact size are others who use the stock wheels running?

I actually prefer a LOW load rating with a softer sidewall, since I run only on the street and in the dunes. Dunes need a nice soft sidewall, with a good ride, and lots of sidewall flex at low pressures. In the past trying to run an E load rated tire, or even a D they were just too stiff. Open to suggestions.

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i think just about every JK owner on here has run 35 12.50 tires on the stock rims at some point on their road to bigger and better wheel/tire combo's.

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I run 35X12.50 MTKs (load range C) on my stock 17s with some 1.5 spacers and 1 in body lift with no issues. I am looking to change R&Ps as these cause my automatic trans to bounce in and out of OD.

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A 12.5 is not too wide.

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Originally Posted by SONIC View Post
A 12.5 is not too wide.
x2 ive seen a 13.50 run on stock rubi's

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according to all manufactures they are looking for 8.5" wide for a 12.5" 17" wheel. if your going to do it then the more sidewall you have the better it is. but again this is against the manufactures recommendation. how will it matter? tire wear is a possible issure as it will pull too much on the sidewalls and make outer tread to naturally curl up. other issue is side wall stability and handling on highway. it is not going to be a huge deal but you may only notice it if you try the same vehicle and swapping in wheels with same make model of tire. other tires may also be more affected by being squeezed onto a narrow rim vs other make and model tires. offroad should be really no issue being aired down.
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