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Tire width ??

Okay I been researching for a good set of tires in the 37". But the ones i was interested so far in are 15.6" wide for my 16" rims Didn't want wider than 13.5" since it is also a daily driver as well.

Thoughts on the max width to go on ?
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For a daily driver I would not run anything bigger then a 35x12.5 tire. Back spacing of 4.5" and a 8.5" or 9" wide wheel would be recommended. 37's need so many upgrades to run reliable. But since you have to have 37's 12.5" wide with a 3.5 bs wheel it typically what people run. Steering becomes an issue on the really wide tires since you don't have full width axles. JKU's generally will bend the rear axle flanges on 37"+ tires. You also tend to go thru ball joints, unit bearings, and brakes.

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For a daily driver I would not run anything bigger then a 35x12.5 tire. Back spacing of 4.5" and a 8.5" or 9" wide wheel would be recommended. 37's need so many upgrades to run reliable. But since you have to have 37's 12.5" wide with a 3.5 bs wheel it typically what people run. Steering becomes an issue on the really wide tires since you don't have full width axles. JKU's generally will bend the rear axle flanges on 37"+ tires. You also tend to go thru ball joints, unit bearings, and brakes.
Tks for this input. I new some of it but needed conformation especially for my boy
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