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Old 11-13-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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wheel/tire width questions

Sorry, I dont understand how mounting tires works. I see 12.5 inch width tires mounted on 8" width rims, and I'm just not sure how everything works.

So here's my question.

I really like these rims
Rugged Ridge Black Wheels for Wrangler 15301.01

Wheel, Aluminum, Black, 17 in. x 9 in., 5 x 5 in. Bolt Circle, 5.472 in. Backspace

Would these fit for my 2013 JKU?

Would the stock tires mount well on these?

When i need new tires in the future, will I have many options with the 5.472" backspacing?

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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guess I shoudl have added, my stock tire size is 255/75 R17

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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Stock tires can mount on 9" wheels but its going to look silly. You need the TREAD width to be equal to, or slightly greater than the listed wheel width.
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