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Hey gang,

When I purchased my most recent JK, it had 18" wheels. I actually like the look but miss my 35's that I had on my old Jeep with 15" wheels. It's time for some new tires. "The boss" doesn't want to cough up for a lift right now. Is anyone running 18" wheels and does anyone know how big I can go without lifting or rubbing?

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Hey gang,

When I purchased my most recent JK, it had 18" wheels. I actually like the look but miss my 35's that I had on my old Jeep with 15" wheels. It's time for some new tires. "The boss" doesn't want to cough up for a lift right now. Is anyone running 18" wheels and does anyone know how big I can go without lifting or rubbing?
33-inch tall tires is a popular choice for non-lifted applications; 285/65R-18 for example.

Will you be running this next set of tires on factory 18-inch Sahara wheels or are the wheels aftermarket? If the latter, do you know the wheels specs - I.E. width and offset? Knowing the wheel dimensions will assist in determining the proper 33-inch size to run for no rubbing.

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33-inch tall tires is a popular choice for non-lifted applications; 285/65R-18 for example.

Will you be running this next set of tires on factory 18-inch Sahara wheels or are the wheels aftermarket? If the latter, do you know the wheels specs - I.E. width and offset? Knowing the wheel dimensions will assist in determining the proper 33-inch size to run for no rubbing.
33s will rub a little on stock wheels. It will rub on the sway bar. With an aftermarket wheel with back spacing anywhere in the negative you will be fine. The higher the negative back spacing the better.

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Hey gang,

When I purchased my most recent JK, it had 18" wheels. I actually like the look but miss my 35's that I had on my old Jeep with 15" wheels. It's time for some new tires. "The boss" doesn't want to cough up for a lift right now. Is anyone running 18" wheels and does anyone know how big I can go without lifting or rubbing?
If you are still using the factory wheels they will rub on the sway bar. If you have aftermarket wheels with any kind of back spacing in the negative you'll be good.

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