Originally Posted by NjParos84
I am looking at a set of kmc xd798 addicts in 17 inch and am wondering if I can mount my stock rubicon tires on these wheels. They are 9" wide which is what raises a concern for me and I want to make sure it is possible before I order anything. I still have a good bit of wear left on the tires which is why I am looking into this. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
The biggest reason we like to run 12.5" wide tires on 8" wide wheels is that when you air down there is plenty of side wall pressure holding your bead. If you're staying on road at normal tire pressure, you should be ok. If you want to air down off road, I'd look for a narrower wheel or get wider Tires
. If your tires have tread on them, you might be able to sell them with the stock wheels and recoup a lot of the cost of you new set up.
What is the backspacing of the wheels you're looking at? If it's too much you can always add Wheel Spacers
, but you'd want to know ahead of time.
Let me know if you have any questions or would like a quote on anything.