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Old 03-21-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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32/11.50 X 15 on a 15 X 7 Wheel - SAFE?

I couldn't find any solid info via search so I'm throwing this out to the masses. It it safe to put a 32" X 11.50 X 15 on a 15 X 7 wheel? We've mounted one up and the sidewalls stick out a bit, but it really doesn't look that bad. Is it SAFE to run this combo until I come across a deal on some 15 X 8's? Thank you in advance for your responses.

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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I dont have the experience to know if it is safe at all but with the stock wheel off set it will rub like hell.

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:05 PM   #3
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I would not suggest it. 10.5" max. on stock rims. Read my thread on "WHAT NOT TO DO" in the Tire Section.
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It will be fine. I ran 32'' and then 33'' on my factory 16x7 wheels for about 4 or 5 years. Went rock crawling and trail riding plus driving 80 miles a day back and forth to work. It will scrub when you turn it deep though......
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #5
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Depends on what you mean by safe.... I run 12.5's on 8's rims no problem so if you mean will it hold a bead, then yes, I believe it will. If you mean can you put it on your Jeep without spacers, then NO, like Moz said, you'll likely tear up your tires.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! MOz, I checked out what happened with your 12.50's on stock wheels. Thank God nobody was hurt in that incident. My TJ has stock Ford Ranger (American Racing style) wheels on it. I already mounted one and checked for clearance during maximum steering and everything clears perfectly. Before installing all four, I'm gonna throw a BB on it until I finish putting together my larger lift. With that in mind, I know the tires will not rub anything at all, my concern was with running 11.50's on a 7" wide wheel. I'll eventually go with an 8" wheel which I know would be the ideal wheel width.

Is anyone out there actually running (or has run) 11.50's on 7" wide wheels?
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Like I mentioned I ran 11.50's on 7'' wide rims for 4 or 5 years.....
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:41 PM   #8
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Thanks kpool, that's exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks everyone for taking the time to post!
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I dont see why it would be unsafe....people are running 12.5 on 8" rims. So whats the difference of 11.5's on 7" rims.
Its the same thing...
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I dont see why it would be unsafe....people are running 12.5 on 8" rims. So whats the difference of 11.5's on 7" rims.
Its the same thing...
if it is the stock rim, then the backspacing may not be a good match to the width of the tire.
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if it is the stock rim, then the backspacing may not be a good match to the width of the tire.
I guarantee you if it's a stock rim the backspacing will be too much for that wide a tire....

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