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Old 03-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Who makes a 15" wheel and what offset would be used to run on an 08 JK 4 door.? I have a Teraflex leveling kit installed, and would like to run 35's if possible, Rubicon, 410"s 6 speed. I like the small wheel and big rubber look and was thinking about KM2"s for tires.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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Check with Discount tire. They have some 15's with the correct offset to accommodate the brakes on a JK.

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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I've seen on other forums that to fit a 15" wheel, some grinding of the brake calipers may be needed. Does anyone have this issue after they put on 15s?
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I've seen on other forums that to fit a 15" wheel, some grinding of the brake calipers may be needed. Does anyone have this issue after they put on 15s?
Depends on what brand you buy, like IG said above, check discount tire or give them a call. We dont have too many people running anything under a 16 so you probably arent gonna get a whole lot info as far as brand names and models.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:39 AM   #6
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I asked same question just week and a half ago.
Check this discussion:
htxtp://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?164391-Choice-of-15-quot-wheels
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Should have just left the x out and made it a working link... why not?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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I really like the 15" MB72 in matte black. That is what I plan to go with and there have been numerous people to run them with no clearnace issues at all.
15" MB72 Alloy VS 15x8 Steel.....
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It's been my experience that you need slightly more offset to fit 15"ers on the JK.

For example, I run 15" ProComp Rockcrawlers on a 35/12.5 tire. Folks will tell you you'll need 4-4.5" backspace to clear, which is indeed true BUT...

As you know the calipers might rub. So the common knowledge doesn't apply 100%. my solution..go lower. I fit my 15's with a 3.75" backspace and no grinding. Don't go lower than that though. The further you push those tires out, the more stress it creates. 4" BS I give it a good 50/50 shot at rubbing, and I have yet to see a 15 set at 3.75 hit...myself included.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #10
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Well, I went ahead and ordered some from Discount tire.They were very nice and helpfull, I wanted the MB 72's, they were out. I looked at the black rock then he found the same offset and size in the Razor's they were a little more money but IMO a better looking wheel.
33/12.5X15 dura trac
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Thanks for all the input, I will take some pics when I am completed.
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Teraflex leveling kit
Ramsey 8.5 winch
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and the tire and wheel package
I will need a Winch cover ..
Any sugestions?

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