2018 JL Rubicon Tires/Flares

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New to the forum and new 2018 Rubicon JL owner. I had a 2.5 suspension lift done so I can add 35's. problem are the tires stick out to far from the stock flares. I'm about a 1.5 inches off. This is illegal in New Hampshire and I can't find anyone that sales aftermarket flares for Jl's yet. Anyone have a suggestion here?





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Illegal in MD too however dealers sell them this way and cops have better things to worry about. Maybe take a wait and see approach before spending cash on new flares. Worse case you get an inspection ticket and look for flares then.
 
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Yeah that's what the dealer told me to do. worst case i can change the tires back to the 33's every year before i get inspected. just a pain in the ass. Thanks for the input
 

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Or ask your dealer to do the annual inspection with the way it sits now. I mean if they told you not to worry they shouldn't worry inspecting it; especially if you have the 33s "just in case".
 

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It’s illegal in BC too which is why I am currently using stock wheels on my rubi.
 

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If you didn't say your location, I would never think that you were talking about America. What freedom....
 
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I would hope cops have better things to do then bust our balls over tires but you never know. The dealership won't pass it unless I have the stock tires on but they'll pay to have the new wheel/tire package put on offsite afterwards. How Jeep didn't think of this beforehand is beyond me. 3-4 months until aftermarket flares are available for JL's.
 

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I would hope cops have better things to do then bust our balls over tires but you never know. The dealership won't pass it unless I have the stock tires on but they'll pay to have the new wheel/tire package put on offsite afterwards. How Jeep didn't think of this beforehand is beyond me. 3-4 months until aftermarket flares are available for JL's.
Actually, let’s hope that the cops DON’T have more serious things to do. That would mean you live in a city with a low crime rate. After all, the cops didn’t create that law, did they? If your tires/wheels are sticking out too far and you have to pass inspection, you picked the wrong wheels for your application.
 
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That's what I thought but the dealer said a thinner wheel wouldn't help. Doing some investigating tomorrow. I live in NH......no city life in my parts.
 

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You don’t need a “thinner” wheel, but a wheel with the proper offset is crucial if you need it to stay under the flare.
 

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New to the forum and new 2018 Rubicon JL owner. I had a 2.5 suspension lift done so I can add 35's. problem are the tires stick out to far from the stock flares. I'm about a 1.5 inches off. This is illegal in New Hampshire and I can't find anyone that sales aftermarket flares for Jl's yet. Anyone have a suggestion here?
I thought New Hampshire was the live free or die state.
 
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It is......except for tires I guess. Luckily the dealer alerted me before they completed the build. Making some calls tomorrow about what Renegade had to say about the offset.
 

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