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    Why does everyone buy new rims to put larger tires on their Jeep Wrangler? Why can't you use existing stock rims for say 35's


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    Re: Tires

    Because when you buy big tires they are bigger. Also, the wheel elves grant you 3 wishes, you didn't know that ? Oh wait, it must be because when installing larger, WIDER tires, you need the backspacing of the wheel to space the tire away from the Jeep or they will rub when turning, or something like that. I'm not really sure but I am still waiting for my 3 wishes. Where are those damn elves any way ?

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    Tires

    Agree with wider or larger tires on stock rims will allow the tire to rub the control arms when near full turn. So if you buy rims with more backspacing the tires will not rub.


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    Re: Tires

    If you want to use the stock runs you would need to buy back spacers to accomodate the wider tire to stop rubbing. Also if you going larger than 12 inches wide it start to get hard to get them on an 8 inch wide rim

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    Re: Tires

    Usually people with 35's are at 12.5 " wide.

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    Re: Tires

    Do you know how wide stock rims are?


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    Re: Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Capttman View Post
    Do you know how wide stock rims are?


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    I think it depends on what Jeep you have and maybe even what rim size. I know my 98 has 15 inch rims and is 8 or 9 inches wide don't remember which.

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    Re: Tires

    From a couple quick Google searches looks like JK stock rims are 7.5 inches wide

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