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Biggest tires on a stock TJ?

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by CJ3, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Sep 3, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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    CJ3

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    So I recently bought a 1997 tj for my first car!! The only complaint I have is that the stock wheels and tires are tiny, and a lift kit will break the bank. So does anyone know the biggest tire I could squeeze in there?? I am hoping for a more rigid look! I attached a picture of my jeep below. Thank you for your help!

    -Chris

     
  2. Sep 3, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    31" tires
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    I agree with Bob...31". You will likely get a little rubbing at full turn but nothing bad if you keep at 10.5" width or less.

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    You can put a leveling kit such a quadratec's and go up to 32" tires. It will help with the "look" you are going for as well. It is a $120 kit and can be installed pretty simply in your driveway. it uses all your stock hardware so the only change is a small increase in height.
     
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  4. May 8, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    I'm running a 255 70 R16 with no problems whatsoever on a stock 2006 Wrangler X TJ
     
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    Welcome! Good to share what fits. Post some pics in your intro thread
     
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    Welcome to the forum @CJ3.
     
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    Crap....did I miss some one. Lmfao. Thanks @aggrex. Phew...that was close. :eek:
     
  9. May 9, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    If you take off the end caps on your front bumper you can fit 32s.
    Edit: with rubbing
     
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    I have 285/75-16 on 8in. wide Blackjack GEAR wheels----no problem stock 2002 tj
     
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    This is the equivalent to 33x10.50x16r
     
  13. Oct 21, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    Welcome from Florida CJ3!


    I thought my jku was stock and have 255 75r17 tires on it which are 32". How would I find out if mine has a lift or not?
     
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  15. Oct 22, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    32s will fit a stock jku. You can take it to a4x4 shop and ask their opinion. I bet they'll tell you without charging you. They'll want your future business.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Park next to a stock JKU and admire the view LOL

    IMG_20181022_122435_edit.jpg
     
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