33s on stock tire carrier?

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Are these going on aftermarket wheels or stock? Stock wheels don't have enough backspacing for 33s. Mine couldn't even be put on the vehicle. What size btw? i run 285 70 r17.
As far as the tire carrier, It will stick out more than the stock tire but a 33 will be fine. I did have to replace the hinges on mine due to previous owner shenanigans, but I just got the upgraded hinges, carrier is still stock. Someday perhaps I'll upgrade it, perhaps

I'm not sure what my jeep had been through before I got it but I keep finding strange things, and you may as well. For instance when I was poking around behind the glove box I discovered the male side of a power plug, cigarette adapter type, still have little idea what it's suppose to power, best guess is that some previous owner had a CB in the jeep. Probably why l had to replace the rear hinges, though it still had stock wheels and tires on it. Hell, my first 'mod' was replacing the entire rear brake system, everything was rusted solid, calipers, rotors, and all.
 

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With stock wheels, they won't fit. You'll need a wheel with 5.25" or similar backspacing. The stock wheels have 6.25" backspacing, which won't allow it to bolt to your spare tire carrier.

With a 33" tire, I would strongly encourage switching to the Teraflex tire carrier or similar.

At that size, the tire is starting to get very heavy and put a lot of stress on the tailgate hinges. This tire carrier takes care of that and other issues.
 

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I would love to get one of those full carrier kits as well, however I took the budget path because the hinges on mine were bad when I bought it.
Out of stock at the moment, but a number of things are.


You are picking up new rims right? As we have said, stock wheels with not work with 33"s, there is not enough backspacing. They literally can't even be put on the vehicle.
 
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Haven’t put them on yet but no I haven’t ordered new wheels yet. Wanna get everything right before I do. But even with the 2inches lift the 33s x12.5?
 
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On the stock rims/wheels with 33x12.5 and 2inch lift? Will that fit fine?? So when I get the lift in the mail tomorrow I can toss on the tires and be okay? Or?
 

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On the stock rims/wheels with 33x12.5 and 2inch lift? Will that fit fine?? So when I get the lift in the mail tomorrow I can toss on the tires and be okay? Or?
The problem you run into is the stock wheels are 7.5" wide, and to run 12.5 " wide tires should have at least a 8" wide wheel. If you go with a smaller whee the tire won't wear correctly.

As for your carrier question, my buddy had his tailgate fall off from carrying a 33" x 12.5" tire. It took years, but something you should consider upgrading soon.
 

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On the stock rims/wheels with 33x12.5 and 2inch lift? Will that fit fine?? So when I get the lift in the mail tomorrow I can toss on the tires and be okay? Or?
No, the problem is the width. My 285 70 R17 are a bit thinner than that and they couldn't even be put on the vehicle because they impacted components behind the tire. Spacers would fix this, but like said above, that size tire on the stock wheels will also be an issue, strange wear on expensive tires.

Sorry bud, jeep upgrading can be a bit of a pain, you have started out well by asking here.