Largest Tire on JLU Sahara - Stock Rims & no lift

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Make me an offer I can include the tires if you want but. TPMS sensors not included unless you want them (will cost more)
It would have to be 4 separate boxes I would think unless you can find a freight company that will package them on a pallet or something.
I will need a week or so to get my new wheels installed. PM me and I’ll give you my phone number. Easier to txt. As I forget to look here for new messages.
Yeah I checked into various shipping options and it starts anywhere from about $500 USD just to ship, at a minimum. After that and the cost of the rims I think I am just going to buy a set of aftermarket rims and use my stock rims as the winter rims.

Sorry for your time and thanks for trying.





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Idk if this is worth anything to you, but I keep occasionally digging at this topic - I found this if it helps:

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/285-75-r17-on-stock-jl-sport.9439/

So off the top of my head iirc that is a 33.8" tire, and also iirc the sport and sahara fender flares are the same size?
I’d been wondering about this myself.

My Sahara currently has 275/70R18 KO2s, which works out to 33.2 by 10.8 inches.

I haven’t had any rubbing...ever, except for today: in EXTREME articulation, the rear passenger side rubbed the fender a little.

This tells me that 285/75R17 —33.8 x 11.2 inches— is going to rub.
 

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I’d been wondering about this myself.

My Sahara currently has 275/70R18 KO2s, which works out to 33.2 by 10.8 inches.

I haven’t had any rubbing...ever, except for today: in EXTREME articulation, the rear passenger side rubbed the fender a little.

This tells me that 285/75R17 —33.8 x 11.2 inches— is going to rub.
Thank you for the speculation and real world experience Aldo, I appreciate your input.

Due to your previous posts / feedback on this topic and because I liked the looks of your setup, I bought the sames tires that you got. I prefer the look of the RWL K02 on the Sahara rims
 

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Thanks everyone for the help, this post was super useful to help me pick my tires.
I just bought a JLU Altitude that comes with 18-inch wheels and got a set of 275/70r18 Nitto Ridge and I think it has the look that I was going for.

I don't think I will do a lift anymore as I like the current stance. I have added some before and after pics

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Has anyone encountered any rubbing with the 275/70R18 tires yet without spacers or a lift? I feel as if I have some at full turn but I'm not totally sure since every time I look at full turn i don't see any yet I hear an odd "rubbing" sound at full turn.
 

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Has anyone encountered any rubbing with the 275/70R18 tires yet without spacers or a lift? I feel as if I have some at full turn but I'm not totally sure since every time I look at full turn i don't see any yet I hear an odd "rubbing" sound at full turn.
No rubbing at all here, we are at almost 4k miles on the setup.
 

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Has anyone encountered any rubbing with the 275/70R18 tires yet without spacers or a lift? I feel as if I have some at full turn but I'm not totally sure since every time I look at full turn i don't see any yet I hear an odd "rubbing" sound at full turn.
I'm running 275/65R18 and the only rubbing I've noticed is when I have my swaybars disconnected and I have my tires at a full turn. I think its the small protrusions of tread on the sidewall that are just rubbing up against the swaybar.
 

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Has anyone encountered any rubbing with the 275/70R18 tires yet without spacers or a lift? I feel as if I have some at full turn but I'm not totally sure since every time I look at full turn i don't see any yet I hear an odd "rubbing" sound at full turn.
This is exactly what I am going to do, so its good to hear no rubbing.
 

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Hi there, after following this thread I decided on 275/70R18, and decided on the General Grabber AT/X, researched showed me it's a great all around tire, esp in winter/snow/ice.

They were on sale as well so could not beat the value vs KO2's and Duratracs, my other two choices. No rubbing when turning. Not much to report as I picked up the Jeep and drove it home. Happy with the look, although plan has always been to do a ~1" level on the front.

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33" Ko2's on Sahara wheels. No rub, no noise and drives like stock tires.
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What’s the tire model #? I have the same rims and this looks great. Do you have additional photos of the Jeep? Thanks man!
 
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Just put four 275/70/R18 BF Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO2 tires on my stock 2018 Jeep JL Unlimited Sahara rims without any lift or spacers. This is a 33 inch tall tire with a width of 10.83 inches and a tire pressure of 35 psi. Absolutely love this tire! Ensured a front end alignment was done with the installation. Very nice ride on the highway. No rubbing at all and looks so much better than the smaller 255/70/R18 BF Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO2 tires I had on previously.

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I’d been wondering about this myself.

My Sahara currently has 275/70R18 KO2s, which works out to 33.2 by 10.8 inches.

I haven’t had any rubbing...ever, except for today: in EXTREME articulation, the rear passenger side rubbed the fender a little.

This tells me that 285/75R17 —33.8 x 11.2 inches— is going to rub.
Came here to ask about this exact thing. Read a ton of pages but nobody seemed to be talking about max size that won't rub when really pushing off road. I was set on 275/70/18.

Thinking that the plan should be to go with those tires and then if it rubs with the "wildest" shit I do, maybe lift it 1-2".

How much did it rub in the back when you were compressed at that level of articulation? Trying to figure out if I can get away with some slight rubbing worst case, or if I'm in danger of breaking something, and should lift it prior to offroading.

Thanks in advance for your time.
 

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