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Ehay is the biggest tire o ca put on rubicon 16" rims? Looking to go to 35's. Can i do it?
I found it cheaper to buy new 15" alloy rims with 3.5" or less backspacing and go with 35x12.5R15 tires. 35's are cheaper than metric (315x75R16) and the price difference may even pay for the rims. The backspacing will help with rubbing and you save $200 on each future round of four tires. The one caveat is that 15" rims are not big enough for some aftermarket two piston calipers if they are in your future. Do the math and see if it's an option for you.

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315/75R16
BF KO2 $348
BF KM3 $376

35x12.5x15
BF KO2 $301
BF KM3 $297
 

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I am currently running poison spyder 15" beadlocks , KO2 33" tires. Had to put spacers on. Just not happy with the look. Guess im just being a nudge. Looking for narrower and taller. Should probably just sit down and shut up.lol
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Those aren't KO2s; they are MT/R Kevlars. I would assume they are 33x12.5? If you go narrower than 12.5 you may be able to get by without spacers and just some washers underneath the steering stops. If you don't actually want/need the beadlocks you should be able to sell the whole set you have now for a pretty penny, and if you still have the original wheels you can go with 285/75R16 which is basically a 33" tire around 11" wide or a 255/85R16 which is slightly taller and narrower. I have 285/75 now but prefer the look of 255/85... the problem is there is very limited tire selection for 255/85. To my knowledge there isn't a road worthy 35" tall tire that is narrower than 12".
 
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