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33x12.5x18

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by FITZ1969, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jan 27, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    FITZ1969

    FITZ1969 [OP] New Member

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    2008 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA
    2.5 INCH ROUGH COUNTRY SUSPENSION LIFT
    Is anybody out there running 33" tire on a 18" wheel with a 2.5 suspension lift? on aftermarket wheels and what is the backspacing on your wheel
     
  2. Jan 27, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    C2T

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    I am not running 18" rims. HOWEVER.... With a 33" on stock rims and without spacers you will have a small amount of rub at full turn on 33s. The tire rubs on the sway bar so does no damage other than a shiny spot on the bar. You can go with a backspace of 5" or 5.2" ( good choices but hard to find). Wheels with 4.75 and 4.5 are more common, at least in the 17" wheels. 4.5" backspacing may leave your tires just out of the fender but only a tiny amount on a 33" tire. I run 35s with a 4.5" now.

    Hope something in there is of use....
     
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