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    Army tire size???

    hi i have a 2006 wrangler unlimited with a 2.5 in skyjacker lift i am currently running 33x10 in tires but am soon going to need new ones. my question is how big can i go without rubbing the wheel wells when turning, i was told at a dealership that i could go up to 35x12.5, but that seems like it would be too wide, any opinions would be greatly appreciated

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    Can't help ya there, as I don't know to much about the newer Jeeps.

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    stock rims? im running a 34x10 on mine and they rub the upper rear spring buckets at partial stuff. with 2.5" spacers you can run 35x12" with an 06 and a 2.5" lift i wouldnt think theres room for a 35", prolly safer with 33's.

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    I have an 11 JK with a 2.5" Mopar lift and I have 18" wheels with 35x12.5 Pro Comp Xtreme AT Tires and I have plenty of clearance and no rubbing. Rubicon JK Wrangler.jpg
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    You will probably need aftermarket wheels or wheel spacers. I'd say get the wheels--compared to the cost of the tires they won't be all that expensive, and you can customize the look of your rig. With proper backspacing they will definitely help prevent rubbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD76 View Post
    I have an 11 JK with a 2.5" Mopar lift and I have 18" wheels with 35x12.5 Pro Comp Xtreme AT Tires and I have plenty of clearance and no rubbing. Rubicon JK Wrangler.jpg
    Totally different animals. TJ and JK have different lift requirements. JK's can stuff a taller tire without much lift as compared with a TJ.....

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    As mentioned before, it depends on your current rim width and or back spacing. I ran 33x10.5 on stock rims without any lift in my 06(RIP). I didnt have sway bar discos, as soon as put them in I end up adding 2" spacers.... Post you rim info and we should be able to give you more info....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeySnow70 View Post
    Totally different animals. TJ and JK have different lift requirements. JK's can stuff a taller tire without much lift as compared with a TJ.....

    OP, Welcome to MJ!!!
    As mentioned before, it depends on your current rim width and or back spacing. I ran 33x10.5 on stock rims without any lift in my 06(RIP). I didnt have sway bar discos, as soon as put them in I end up adding 2" spacers.... Post you rim info and we should be able to give you more info....

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    The 2.5 in lift is actually fine for 35s. The key is to keep your center of gravity low, while gaining ground clearance. One way is to order a set of flat fenders. 4x4 Garage just did a pretty good write up on this very topic. They tested 37in goodyear mt/r on a tj rubicon with a Rubicon Express 3.5in short arm lift. They installed a MetalCloak Flat Fender kit and were able to fully turn the tires with no rub and lift the front tires 34.5 in with no rub before hitting the bump stop. Its just an option, but probably not the most pocket friendly one.

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    Not sure about the '06's. In the '07+, 2.5" lift will accommodate up to 33.5 if they aren't the extra wide ones.
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