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Old 01-19-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
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I just got a stock 03 Jeep Rubicon and i want to put a set of 15'' Pro Comp Rock Crawler rims on it. The problem is i am unsure of what width wheels and what size back spacing i should use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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How wide a tire do you want, that'll dictate rim width and bs. Usually 8" wide for 10.5 to 12.5" tires, 10" wide for 12.5 and wider. BS dependent upon how wide your tires are too, 10.5 to 12.5 probably 4" bs or less, after that I have no clue...

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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What about the rear disc brakes, wouldn't that be a problem with the 15" rim?
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #5
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Depends on your tire width, I see people running 15x8 & 15x10 with either 4" BS or 3.75 BS.

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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I would say a 8'' wide wheels. Is there a major difference between 8'' and 10'' wheels? Like is one better in certain situations than others?
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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If you have a 33x10.50x15 tire, a you would want to have a 15x8 rim, so you have a bit of sidewall bulge and offers a little rim protection as well.

If you have a 33x13.50x15 or 33x14.50x15, a 15x10 would be better suited so that the bead would rest better on the rim, vs a narrow rim were you could break the bead during sidewall flex while offroad.

What tires are you planning on upgrading too as well, with moving to the 15" rims


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Still unsure about the tire size also. Basically i want a rock crawler rim to go on my stock rubicon with tires that i can drive both off road and street with. I assume the best tire size for my jeep would be 33'' though
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Basically I want to run a 33x12.5r15 on a stock 03 rubicon, which has the 1" wider fender flares as well, which will let me get away with a little less offset to help clear the rear disc brakes, if thats even possible. I'll try searching around to see if anyone else has done this. I think I'm going to run the pro-comp xterrains since I have had those in the past on a k5 blazer and I really liked their street manners
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Do you have a lift??? to clear 33" you'll need atleast a 2"BB & 1" BL.

Do you still have the original 16" rims... if sooo why not just go tires....
There's plenty of people running 15x8's on 33's on the Rubi's

Check the rubiconownersforum if you need more info then already provided.

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Alright, Thanks for the tips.

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