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Old 06-03-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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33x12.50x15 Tires/Wheels

Hey Yall, just joined this forum for the first time. I just spoke to a live chat person on quadratec and they told me that I can only fit 17 inch rims on my jeep. I have a 2014 JKU and the wheels are 17 inches stock. I wanted to get a 33x12.5r15 because i like the look of a thick tire. Is this true? I HAVE to get 17 inch rims? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have just been through this same thing. It's not true - you can fit 15" wheels on a '14 JKU. Popular ones that are known to fit are: Level 8 Tracker, MB TKO, MB 72. There are also many more.

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I have 15s on mine and couldn't image going with anything else.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #4
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You might even be able to fit 14" rims if you can find them. Stick to what fits the JK correctly. The JK brakes are too large for 15" rims even though you can force fit them.

Go with 16" or larger. Quadratec is not completely off base. There are plenty of 12.5"+ wide tires for 16,17,18 & 20" rims.
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You can, Try Discount Direct. delivered to your door in a couple days, mounted balanced and ready to go. 3.75 back spaced Level eight trackers work real well (at least on our 2013 JKU) Just saying.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:59 PM   #6
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You might even be able to fit 14" rims if you can find them. Stick to what fits the JK correctly. The JK brakes are too large for 15" rims even though you can force fit them. Go with 16" or larger. Quadratec is not completely off base. There are plenty of 12.5"+ wide tires for 16,17,18 & 20" rims.
Uhmm, you don't need to force 15" wheels into a JK. Aluminum ones will generally got just fine. The JK brakes are not too large for 15" aluminum wheels, though steelers generally do require grinding. I run Level 8 trackers and have had Zero issues with them, have not forced them to fit, and they clear my brakes with no problem. They are also a lot cheaper with tires than a 16" wheel, and look better in my opinion.
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Agree'd with the above poster. Ran my 15" Level 8 Trackers for 25k miles and zero problems. They fit on just fine.

Thinking I'll be running some 15" Black Rock D-Window wheels this time around.
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There's a long thread on this topic in the JK photo section:
33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs installed pics & video
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:19 PM   #9
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You might even be able to fit 14" rims if you can find them. Stick to what fits the JK correctly. The JK brakes are too large for 15" rims even though you can force fit them.

Go with 16" or larger. Quadratec is not completely off base. There are plenty of 12.5"+ wide tires for 16,17,18 & 20" rims.
Based on that recommendation should he do no mods that are not just OEM swaps, or because he likes the wheels and tires should he get what he likes and is proven to work just fine. Lots of mods are not OEM fit or finish, tie rods, lift kits, coil overs, tires, shocks, even head lights. Massive oversized break rotors are another example. The list is very long, very long indeed.

You shouldn't get 37" tires because they don't jive with the factory gear ratio....wow really.

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