Originally Posted by frogman46
I have a 09 Unlimited X 4x4. I have been told that the 285/75/16 will fit with proper backspacing under 4.5. I just had the idea to go to a 15" wheel with 33/12.5/15 Duratracs. The only thing that changed was the width of the tire + 1.3 inches. I think this will work and it will save money.
My question to everyone on this forum (which all have more experience and knowledge than I do about this) is--- Will this setup work with no problems?
Is there any kind of lift on your Jeep? I ask because both tires are 33's...with the potential for rubbing if you go offroad and stuff your tires into the wheel wells.
As far as the pudge factor, you can adjust your backspace accordingly to make sure the 33/15's don't rub your swaybar links. Instead of 4.5" bs, look for something around 4" or less (not MUCH less, though, or your wheels will stick out too far and put extra stress on your bearings.)
If you decide to go with the 15" rims, make sure they'll fit over your brake calipers. Most alloy 15's will; many steel 15's won't. Contact DTD (forum vendor) via PM or phone...they can tell you what'll work and what won't.