16in wheels on 33s - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-12-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
16in wheels on 33s

Hi I was wondering if anybody is running 16 inch wheels? I have a 2012 JKu you with 17 thinking of going 16 inch rims with 33's anybody have any pics or any reason why I should stay with 17s. Also what tire would be the closest to a true 33 inch I have an automatic with 3. 21 gears do not want to go 35. the tires and rims are a lot cheaper for 16 inch opposed to 17
Does anybody have pictures of the rig with those sizes thanks

bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
I will post mine later.

__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
Race Car Dave

WF Supporting Member
 
NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,940
Might want to consider running 15s for 33s and save some money on tires, not to mention, not gain any weight.
NFRs2000NYC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
You just need to be mindful of which 15's you choose. Not all will clear the JK calipers.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
I like the mb tkos. Looking to go with 16s. Thinking 285/75/16. Duratracs What do these measure truly
bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 02:15 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego area
Posts: 461
Been considering 16s myself. There seems to be more tire choices than with 15s, like the Duratracs. I don't think the 285/75-16 stick out as much as the 33x12.5-15. Weight may be similar. Diameters are closer to stock too. They may rub if you don't have a leveling kit minimum. Rims are slightly more but you don't have to worry about caliper clearance. Good compromise I think. I like the TKOs too, but may opt for the ATX Artillery.
JKatfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 03:27 PM   #7
Race Car Dave

WF Supporting Member
 
NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,940
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbeave1 View Post
I like the mb tkos. Looking to go with 16s. Thinking 285/75/16. Duratracs What do these measure truly
I believe the 285s measure 34" or so, but I'll let someone that chimes in that owns them to give you an exact figure. It is a very popular size for the DT.
NFRs2000NYC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #8
Race Car Dave

WF Supporting Member
 
NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,940
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKatfish View Post
Been considering 16s myself. There seems to be more tire choices than with 15s, like the Duratracs. I don't think the 285/75-16 stick out as much as the 33x12.5-15. Weight may be similar. Diameters are closer to stock too. They may rub if you don't have a leveling kit minimum. Rims are slightly more but you don't have to worry about caliper clearance. Good compromise I think. I like the TKOs too, but may opt for the ATX Artillery.
The sticking out isn't about the tire, it's about the wheel. Most of us that had the 33x12.50x15" duratracs loved the look/ride of them poking out, but you have to run aggressive backspacing (3.75) to clear the caliper. Im currently running 4.5BS on my 16s with 315 duratracs, and liked the stance of my last jeep a lot more. It looked MUCH meaner, and the handling was AMAZING (for what it is.) There is a night and day handling difference between a stock jeep, and one running 33x12.50sx15" wheels with 3.75 backspacing. It feels extremely planted.
NFRs2000NYC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 04:01 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego area
Posts: 461
Do you have to use spacers to get the proper bs? Most rim suppliers offer only one in bs with jk lug spacing. I don't want a lift at this time, maybe just pucks in front. Would you say the 16s handle better than 15s noticeably? Also,is the ride much different. On cars, bigger rims equates to better handling but firmer ride.
JKatfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
Thats why i want to go with 16s the rims I am going to buy are going to have the 4.5 backspace so I'm not worried about rubbing but how do the 16s handle on the highway I do a ton of highway driving and tires are cheaper my main question was do 16 inch or 17 inch I do not want to go 15
bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 04:46 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego area
Posts: 461
I am thinking the same as the OP. My calculations are the stock 255/75-17 are 32.05" dia and the 285/75-16s are 32.83, so pretty close. Originally I wanted the TKOs, thru DTD, so I just need to check the bs on the ATX.
JKatfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
Id like to see how the 33 with 16s look
bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:13 PM   #13
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
Here is a picture of 285/75/16 Cooper ATP on Level 8 Guardian 16" wheels.



__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #14
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
Here are the MB TKO's. They are 17's though and the tires are Falken Wildpeak 315/70/17.

__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:19 PM   #15
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
Side by side:


__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
MSpiegel00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 369
You can get the 33x12.5x15 Dura's on the 15x8 with either -30 or -19 offset, and they will fit just fine. IIRC, the -19 offset will be about lined up with your fenders. -30 will stick out about an inch or so, looking much more aggressive.
MSpiegel00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:48 PM   #17
Proud Wrangler Owner

WF Supporting Member
 
sunnykk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 591
Check out my garage for more pics. I have 16" wheels with 4.5BS and 285 x 75 x16 tires


__________________
Sunny K
2012 JKU SportS Black Forest Green (01/13/2012)
Check out my Jeep Profile for pics/info on my mods
sunnykk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnykk View Post
Check out my garage for more pics. I have 16" wheels with 4.5BS and 285 x 75 x16 tires
Looks great what tires are those? Wondering what they actually measure height and with
bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #19
Race Car Dave

WF Supporting Member
 
NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,940
Here is a 15" level 8 tracker with 3.75 backspace with 33" duratracs.







33s on 15s *look* larger than 33s on 16s. Obviously they are not, but they appear larger.
NFRs2000NYC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ct
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Here is a 15" level 8 tracker with 3.75 backspace with 33" duratracs.

33s on 15s *look* larger than 33s on 16s. Obviously they are not, but they appear larger.
How far do they stick out of the fenders im looking for them to be right on the edge of the flares. Cant find a tko in 15" with 4. 5 bs
bigbeave1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 08:27 PM   #21
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
4.5" BS will stick out about an inch to an inch and a half. Less backspacing and you may get some rubbing.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #22
Race Car Dave

WF Supporting Member
 
NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,940
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbeave1 View Post
How far do they stick out of the fenders im looking for them to be right on the edge of the flares. Cant find a tko in 15" with 4. 5 bs
TKOs have been discontinued in 15" flavor. The 15s stuck out around 1.5-1.75" or so. The 16s stick out around 1" or so. The 1.5" poke looks A LOT better. If you want them to line up with fenders (you are still going to have rooster tails and your side sprayed with 4.5 so if that's your reasoning then it's moot) you want 4.5 or 4.75....and 285 max, but even a 285 might stick out a 1/4 inch...maybe a 275/265.
NFRs2000NYC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
viva la Reagan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Rock
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Here is a 15" level 8 tracker with 3.75 backspace with 33" duratracs. 33s on 15s *look* larger than 33s on 16s. Obviously they are not, but they appear larger.
awesome looking jeep, nfr. and those are some pretty sweet pics.
viva la Reagan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
fimk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The belly button of Illinois
Posts: 17
Images: 1
These are 285 nitto trail grapplers on 17 inch rims with 4.5 back spacing. I looked at going 16 inch rims for the price difference as the op is proposing. I found the selection of wheels was limited and when I questioned the tire people they told me that 16 are gradually being phased out.
Click image for larger version

Name:	327.jpg
Views:	206
Size:	224.1 KB
ID:	664705

Name:  293.jpg
Views: 802
Size:  22.9 KB
fimk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #25
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
That depends on which "tire people" you are talking to.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #26
Jeeper
 
Dr.Ew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 106
285/75R16 Falken Rocky Mountains with about 4.5 inch BS.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-291278199.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	194.0 KB
ID:	665065



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-669690393.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	230.5 KB
ID:	665073

Compared to the stock Rubicon set up:


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-922671913.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	143.4 KB
ID:	665081

Here is a 33" Duratrac on a 15" rim. Definitely stuck way further out. I personally didn't like the look, downsides to it:


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3692704823.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	153.0 KB
ID:	665097



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2485624454.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	142.9 KB
ID:	665089
Dr.Ew is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-13-2014, 11:43 AM   #27
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego area
Posts: 461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Ew View Post
285/75R16 Falken Rocky Mountains with about 4.5 inch BS.

Attachment 665065



Attachment 665073

Compared to the stock Rubicon set up:


Attachment 665081

Here is a 33" Duratrac on a 15" rim. Definitely stuck way further out. I personally didn't like the look, downsides to it:


Attachment 665097



Attachment 665089
What wheels are the top photo. I like them. What is bs and offset? I am liking 16s more and more as I am not a fan of tires sticking out too far either. Is suspension stock? Or leveling kit or lifted at all? Thx.
JKatfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2014, 02:52 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
Dr.Ew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKatfish View Post

What wheels are the top photo. I like them. What is bs and offset? I am liking 16s more and more as I am not a fan of tires sticking out too far either. Is suspension stock? Or leveling kit or lifted at all? Thx.
Falken Rocky Mountains, got them from Discount Tire Direct. Wheels are Level 8 Punch with -6 offset (about 4.5" backspacing) also from DTD. The wheels have shiny rims, which I painted black.

Happy with everything. Barely peaks out from the fenders.
Suspension is stock Rubicon.
I think the tires are great in dry, probably not great for mud, but I avoid mud anyway because it is poor form for trail maintenance. Since your in So. Cal they'd do you good.


Good luck!
Dr.Ew is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2014, 11:00 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
Ngin40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 47
I was looking at Dick Cepek 16 inch wheels with 4" BS will this work on a 2013 Sahar wrangler unlimited? will the tire stick out?
Ngin40 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2014, 11:20 AM   #30
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ngin40 View Post
I was looking at Dick Cepek 16 inch wheels with 4" BS will this work on a 2013 Sahar wrangler unlimited? will the tire stick out?
It depends on the size of the tire.

__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC