How to Put Bigger Tires on a Jeep

If you have a jeep, then you know that one of the best things about them is that they can go off-road. But in order to do that, you need to have the right tires. Here’s how to put bigger tires on your jeep so that you can take it anywhere.

  • Decide which size tires you want to put on your Jeep
  • Bigger tires can range from slightly larger than the stock size to much larger
  • Consider both the look you want and how the bigger tires will affect your Jeep’s performance
  • Shop for the right tires
  • Once you know what size you need, research different brands and models of tires to find the best option for your jeep
  • Don’t forget to factor in cost when making your decision
  • Purchase the new tires and have them mounted on your jeep
  • This is a job that is best left to professionals, as it can be difficult to do yourself without proper equipment and experience
  • Take your jeep out for a spin! Enjoy the new look and feel of your bigger tires as you cruise around town or hit the trails!

Biggest Tires on Stock Jl 17” Rims

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at ExtremeTerrain is what are the biggest tires that can fit on a stock JL 17” rim. The simple answer to this question is 35” tires. However, there are a few things you need to take into account before just slapping some 35”s on your Jeep.

In this blog post, we will go over those things and give you all the information you need to know about running 35” tires on your stock JL 17” rims.First and foremost, you need to make sure that your Jeep is equipped with the proper suspension lift kit and components in order to accommodate for the larger tires. We recommend at least a 3-4” suspension lift kit for running 35” tires on your stock JL 17” rims.

This will ensure that there is sufficient clearance between your tire and fender well as well as provide enough space for articulation without rubbing. Additionally, you may also need to trim or modify your front and rear bumper in order for the tire to clear when turning or flexing.Another thing you need to take into consideration is your Jeep’s gearing ratio.

When adding larger tires, it effectively decreases your gearing ratio which can negatively impact performance both off-road and on-road. We recommend upgrading to 4:88 gears or higher if you plan on running 35″ tires on your stock JL 17″ rims (or any other size tire for that matter). This will help offset the decrease in gearing ratio caused by the larger tires and help maintain optimal performance levels.

In terms of actual brands and models of 35” tires that will fit on stock JL 17” rims, there are quite a few options out there depending on what type of terrain you plan on tackling with them. Some popular all-terrain tire choices include the Nitto Trail Grappler, Toyo Open Country A/T III, Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, and General Grabber AT2 just to name a few. If you’re looking for more of an mud-terrain tire option, then look no further than favorites like the Nitto Mud Grappler, Toyo MT Open Country, Falken Mud Terrain KM2, or General Tire Grabber MTX just to list a few possibilities again.

Can I Put Bigger Tires on My Jeep?

Yes, you can put bigger tires on your Jeep. There are a few things to consider before doing so, however. First, check your Jeep’s owner’s manual to see what the largest tire size is that is recommended for your specific model.

Once you know the maximum tire size that is recommended, you can then decide if you want to go with a larger size. Keep in mind that putting larger tires on your Jeep will affect the speedometer and odometer readings, as well as the overall handling of the vehicle. Larger tires can also make it more difficult to parallel park and may require some modifications to the suspension system in order to avoid rubbing when turning or going over bumps.

What’S the Biggest Size Tire I Can Put on My Jeep Without a Lift?

The biggest size tire you can put on your Jeep without a lift is 32 inches. Anything larger than that and you will need to have a lift installed. The reason for this is because the larger tires will rub on the suspension and body of the Jeep if they are not lifted.

So, if you want to go with bigger tires, be prepared to install a lift kit as well.

Do I Have to Lift My Jeep for Bigger Tires?

No, you don’t have to lift your Jeep for bigger tires. However, doing so can give you some advantages. For example, a lifted Jeep will have increased ground clearance, which can be helpful when driving off-road or in deep snow.

Additionally, a lifted Jeep will usually have improved suspension and handling characteristics. If you do decide to lift your Jeep for bigger tires, be sure to consult with a qualified automotive technician to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.

What is the Biggest Tire I Can Put on a Stock Jeep?

Assuming you are talking about a Jeep Wrangler, the biggest tire you can put on a stock Jeep is a 32″ tire. Some people have been known to fit 33″ tires on their Jeep, but this is generally not recommended as it can cause problems with the drivetrain and suspension.


If you’re looking to add a little more ground clearance and beefier tires to your Jeep, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to select tires that are the right size for your Jeep. You’ll also need to make sure that your wheels have the proper offset and backspacing.

Once you have the right tires and wheels, you can install them using a few simple tools. With bigger tires on your Jeep, you’ll be able to tackle even tougher trails.

David V. Williamson

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