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My first post here so be kind. I recently bought an 06 stock Rubicon Unlimited. Spent a lot of time researching the vehicle and trying to find one with 15K miles on it. Took a few months but it was worth it. The tires have some wear and will need to be replaced in another 5-10K. It currently has stock rims and stock MTRs.

Since I have stock rims and just the factory lift am I going to have an issue if I go with a Goodyear AT 33x11.5? Don't have a picture yet but will get one up as soon as I can.

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You can fit them really closely on the street but will have no room to spare and without adjusting bump stops you will get into trouble. I would recommend a Budget Boost and new bump stops, and you will be good to go. Also will need to adjust the screws so you cannot turn as far.
 

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Really depends what you are trying to accomplish with the Jeep. Need more details how it will be used.
 

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I have an 05 with the same tires and rims but with 4" lift and still rubbed on the frame. Added 1" wheel spacers and still rub but only just shy of full lock. I don't know what I could of possibly had different but when I had just a 2" budget boost I couldn't fit those tires on......not even close.
 

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Rubbed frame with a 4" lift? Really?

I have the OME 2.5", and 1 1/4" body lift- my 285/75R16s fit just fine (Which are in theory 33" X 11.5"). The only rub I had was just a lick of rubbing on the lower front control arms when turned at full lock.

Either way- no way will those tires work on a stock TJ. You'll start rubbing all kinds of things with just mild articulation.
 

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Calypso said:
I have the OME 2.5", and 1 1/4" body lift- my 285/75R16s fit just fine (Which are in theory 33" X 11.5"). The only rub I had was just a lick of rubbing on the lower front control arms when turned at full lock.
I have pretty much the same setup except have a 2" budget boost. Had the same rub but solved it with a washer under the steering stops. Some don't like the loss in turning radius by using the washers but IMO the slight loss in turning radius is negligible.
 

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Welcome Foot, you will find lots of information here. Try searching for "budget boost", "which tires will fit", etc., and you should find some more information to help you with your decision. Here is a link to an article from a good resource website about adjusting the steering stops as mentioned above: http://www.4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html
 

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The "rubbing on the frame" is due to extra tire width, it happens on a level street when turning. I run 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers and 33x12.3" tires (aka LT305/70R16's) without frame rubbing. My lift (necessary due to the tire diameter) is 2" OME springs, 1.25" body lift, and 1" motor mount lift. I can wheel any trail with a bit of mild rubbing when the swaybar is disco'd, so really 3+" of lift is needed for 33's and trail use, and better handiling and other advantages result from splitting this lift into 2" suspension lift and 1.25" body lift.
 

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First off, Welcome to ROF!!! You've come to the right place with a GREAT group of guys overall more than willing to help. No bickering or BS like you'll find on other places. We're a "family" here of sorts so to speak so with a good attitude, you'll fit right in.

That said, I run 255/85/16's on my stock Moabs for the reason that they're a "true" 33" tire and measure out at 33.5" tall when new and about 10" wide. They're an excellent size overall for both highway and wheeling use and serve me very well for both duties all around. While every Jeep is different, they would not fit on my rig without a few additional mods. I ran the OME setup for a while but then swapped to 3" AEV springs-not for tire reasons, but for suspension issues along the way. What WAS tire related though was with this size I had rubbing of the swaybar on both sides, LCA's on both sides and rear spring perch in the back on both side-axles centered perfect. I added Spydertrax spacers to compensate and avoid cutting my turning radius. This has worked very well for me for several years now and MANY miles of both highway and off-road use. I run the rig hard in both areas and demand a lot from it-the setup has worked great. I can't recommend you run this size without at least washers under the stops or spydertrax spacer AND some from of lift-whether it be BB/BL or suspension spring swap/BL. If you really wheel your rig-you'll need both.

Best of Luck, hope you enjoy your new Rubi Unlimited-I LOVE mine (it's an '05 6 speed)!

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C4 said:
I have an 05 with the same tires and rims but with 4" lift and still rubbed on the frame. Added 1" wheel spacers and still rub but only just shy of full lock. I don't know what I could of possibly had different but when I had just a 2" budget boost I couldn't fit those tires on......not even close.
Thought I might ad the real size of my tires which are 295/75/16 which as well measure out to 33.4"....still rub though
 

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Don't have a picture yet but will get one up as soon as I can.Foot
As for posting pics here, check this out:
You can post pics on this forum if you're a member by checking out this link:

http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=72323
IIRC you can post as a non-member by using a third party server like photo bucket and the
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Otherwise you'll need to have someone post the pics for you.

I'm sure that if I'm wrong someone will correct me, but I hope that helps you avoid the frustrations I had with trying to figure it out.

BTW, welcome.
 

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Wow I did not think I would get such great replys. Thanks all.

I live in Houston and bought the Rubi to use on my deer Lease in East Texas and a daily driver. The Lease Roads are a sandy/clay mud when it rains and I have been stuck 4 times with my F150. Not 4x4. Needless to say I have not been able to get deep into the lease due to the terrain. This year I was clear cut out of both my stand areas. Sucks because I am a bow hunter. The Rubi will open up areas I currently can't get too or would not want to be stuck without a 4x4. The Rubi has a Warn 9500lb. winch so it is not totally stock.

I have also been reading about the Jeep Excusions and these look pretty cool. I would like to try them but will need new bumpers front and back.

So as a Nub I am still learning. I am currently running GoodYear 245/75R/16 MTR 's.
 

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With that said, I would just use the Rubi as is. Get a good feel for it with the 245's, play around with different air pressures, and then see if you even need to go to 33's. If you do feel you want the larger tire, then with what you described, I think you would have to at least do a budget boost to gain some clearance or else you will rub and slice up those new meats.

As far as excursions, that's a whole 'nuther topic. Really depends again on what type of off-roading and how much weight you plan to add while traveling. I originally put on BDS springs, but they did not like the extra weight. I went to progressive springs and it was like night and day.

Before you do anything, if you don't have one already, get yourself an oil pan skid and take off the factory tranny skid if still there. You'll save your pan and your front drive shaft.

HTH
 
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