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Old 02-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Questions re tire and wheel package for stock '12 Sahara

Hey guys -

New jeep owner here...first time post. I am considering new tires and wheels (primarily cosmetic for a more aggressive look...I do very light off road) but I am trying to stay away from any sort of lift as I have 2 young kids who are always in and out of the jeep. I have done some research and I am looking at 15x8 wheels with 33x12.5 duratecs. Wheels say they have a 3.75" backspace which I understand is the key requirement. The tire rack quote is noted below.

I want to double check that A) this package won't require a lift and B) I won't have any issues with rub and C) when I turnaround and put my 18" standard wheels on Craigslist with 3000 mile tires, what do you think I should put them up for to get a quick and painless sale?

Here is the tirerack order (note I picked a 2000 jeep as tirerack won't let me configure a 15" wheel package for my 2012 Sahara):

Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total
15x8 Ultra Type 164 Black Painted
for 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 03/12/13 5 $103.00 $515.00
See specific installation hardware included at no charge.
33X12.5R15LT C Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Outlined White Letters
for 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport In Stock 5 $183.00 $915.00
Important Notes:
A suspension lift of at least 4in is required to clear this tire size.
Hunter Road Force™ Mounting and Balancing

FREE! FREE!
These tires and wheels will be mounted and balanced at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Shipping Sub-Total: $132.77
Order Total
Shipping Total: $132.77
Sales Tax: $0.00
Excise Tax: $0.00
State Waste Tire Fund Fee: $0.00
Order Total: $1,562.77

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Additional Question re Duractrac

The description on the Duratrac tire says that the minimum rim width is 8.5" (which the tire rack chat rep pointed out)....and yet I see a ton of threads here with 15x8 rims. Thoughts on this?

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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The description on the Duratrac tire says that the minimum rim width is 8.5" (which the tire rack chat rep pointed out)....and yet I see a ton of threads here with 15x8 rims. Thoughts on this?
8" wheel is fine...

Hopefully they're still sending you wheels with the correct bolt pattern (5x5 or 5x127); the 2000 Jeeps are different.

With that backspacing and no lift, you'll clear fine, width-wise. As for height, you'll be okay on-road and on moderate trails, but might get some tire/fender rub if you ever disconnect your sway bars and get into some serious flex.

First post in this thread explains it very well: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!
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Tim can you put up some pics?
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