Hey. I’ve got 16 inch alloy wheels on my 07 jeep wrangler unlimited. I’m thinking of sticking with the original wheels and putting on 31 inch tires on. Will this be a problem? I’d prefer not to get a lift. I hear so many different things about tires and rims. I do some light trails but mostly pavement driving. I see that a lot of people switch over to steel wheels, but I honestly dont want to spend the extra money if I dont have to. Any suggestions?
The Jeep Wrangler JK actually gives some extra clearance than its "TJ" predecessor. On a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK you can fit 31-inch tires on the stock 16 inch rims without any rubbing issues and without needing a lift kit. You can also fit 32-inch tires without a lift, however, the width of the 32s (32x11.50) will be a bit too much for the backspacing on your stock rims. If you wanted to run 32s on your stock rims you could add 1"-1.5" wheel spacers. Bottomline: you should be able to add 31x10.50s without any mods.