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Old 06-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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New Tires on Stock 16 Steelies or New Tire/Wheel Package?

OK I have a set of 2011 Rubie Wheels on her now with 255/75/17 tires and now the question is do I buy some 33" off-road tires for my 16" steelies and use 1.5" spacers or do I opt for a complete tire/wheel package for off-road?

Advice please. Trying to stay on budget here.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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I would put 255/80/17s or 285/70/17s on your Rubicon wheels, either will fit without spacers.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Why do you need different tires for off road?
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Sell all of your current wheels/tires on Craigslist and replace with 33x12.5R15s on 15" alloys. Should net out to just a few hundred bucks, depending on what your old ones go for.
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Why do you need different tires for off road?
As you can see the Rubi wheels have the Wrangler T/A tires not the nice off-road tires. I was thinking about some thing with more grip/traction for off-road use (Dura-Tracs)
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And I like the idea of 2 sets of wheels as I do not want to waste my off-road tires during the week when she is used as a daily driver.
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Ahh, when you said "Rubi wheels" I assumed you had Rubi tires. The Sport S wheels are the same, but with the Goodyear SRA's. I concur with MTH's advice.

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