One of the more common questions we’re asked is what size of tire can our Flat Style Flares accomodate with a JK’s stock ride height? The internal debate has always been between a 33″x12.50″ and 35″x12.50″ – the 35″ rubbing slightly . The biggest culprit that rubbed the 35′s was the JK’s pinch seam located in the rear wheel well (Forum thread on seam removal). This frivolous extension of the body serves no real function, and can seriously scrape the tread on your tires when articulating.
So we decided to put the 35″ tire theory to the test, and took a stock 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and threw our Flat Style Flares and 35″x12.5″ KM2 M/T’s on it. Paired with Hanson bumpers – our Rubicon with a stock suspension was ready to tackle the Big Bear Jeep Jamboree! Continue reading