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Old 06-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Red got some new shoes

After a year of telling myself that the Jeep needs new wheels and tires, I finally did it. 4 Wheel Parts mounted Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 33x12.5 on ProComp 15x8 steel wheels yesterday. I absolutely love the look. The backspacing on the wheel is 3.75 which I think is perfect for these tires. I wasn't quite sure I would love the black wheels on my Jeep, but I really do now. I prefer the look of smaller simple wheels surrounded by an aggressive tire.

Thanks to everyone who promoted the Duratracs on this forum, they are awesome tires.

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Holy shite man - that looks good!!!!! Was thinking about running Duratrac 33's on 16's, but I may be changing my mind.

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Holy shite man - that looks good!!!!! Was thinking about running Duratrac 33's on 16's, but I may be changing my mind.
Thanks! Yeah, maybe consider 15's. The tires are cheaper for 15 inch wheel rather that 16, 17 and up. The tires were about 180 a piece at 4WD, however, I saw them on tirerack for about 160.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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Less weight too, which is a plus. Was thinking alloy to make it lighter as well, but like the look of your steels.
I have stock 17" but I haven't seen anywhere that dropping 15's on it causes any issues with brakes etc as long as there's enough BS on the wheels.
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I was considering 16 steel but now you got me thinking. No issues with the brake calipers on the 15 inch steel?
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Looking good!! JK's definitely look better with less wheel and more tire. IMHO, of course.
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I've been reading that the center seam on some 15s cause issues with the clearance on calipers. That is why aluminum is recommended. I was hesitating on 15s but this may change my mind. I don't like alloy, give me good ole' steel wheels. I also like your stance with that offset.
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What was the grand total, if you don't mind me asking?
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So, what is the diameter on those tires?
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Common ty, you are falling down on the job here. We need answers!

Look at all these questions.

You didn't think you were going to post new shoes and walk away did you?

Sorry if I was a little rough.

Ive been moved....
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Must be work is getting in the way of a good thread.
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Must be work is getting in the way of a good thread.
Haha sorry I'm in class. Yeah no issues with the calipers. I've heard of problems with cragar 15 soft 8's clearing the calipers but not these. Even the guy installing them wanted to just try one to start to make sure they would work.
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Must be work is getting in the way of a good thread.
I've put off two conference calls waiting for an answer...and it's not even MY question.

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What was the grand total, if you don't mind me asking?
Just over 1500 with mount and balance and their tire coverage against punctures and other stuff.
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So, what is the diameter on those tires?
33 inches
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There are all your answers! Are ya happy now!!! Haha
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Is this stock height or are you lifted at al. No rub issues if stock?
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Is this stock height or are you lifted at al. No rub issues if stock?
It's stock height. The wheels have a backspacing of 3.75 which brings the wheels away from the body so no rubbing.
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Thanks ty, you da man!

Reason I asked is I was wondering if you went bigger and you did.

So, no problems rubbing? Stock suspension?

See, I had to do follow-up

Did I say jeep looks awesome....it does.
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Thanks ty, you da man!

Reason I asked is I was wondering if you went bigger and you did.

So, no problems rubbing? Stock suspension?

See, I had to do follow-up

Did I say jeep looks awesome....it does.
Ha thanks, I think it looks awesome too. Yeah stock suspension and I think I'll keep it that way for a little while. No rubbing at all so far. I bet I'll see some rubbing off road while flexing, but I'm not too worried about that.
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I've been reading that the center seam on some 15s cause issues with the clearance on calipers. That is why aluminum is recommended. I was hesitating on 15s but this may change my mind. I don't like alloy, give me good ole' steel wheels. I also like your stance with that offset.
You read my mind here JK'n. I was under the impression 15's simply didn't work period until now. And this looks awesome! Great looking jeep man. You may have just talked me into saving some serious cash by only posting a few pics
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You read my mind here JK'n. I was under the impression 15's simply didn't work period until now. And this looks awesome! Great looking jeep man. You may have just talked me into saving some serious cash by only posting a few pics
Glad I could help. It was funny because most of the guys at 4 wheel parts didn't think it could be done either.
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Just over 1500 with mount and balance and their tire coverage against punctures and other stuff.
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Now I'm trying to figure out if I want to get some bushwacker flat style fender flares. Im not sure how they will look without a lift. Hmmm. Maybe I could try cutting the flares like others have done on here.
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Flatties will look better in my opinion than cutting the stockers. They look good with a lift, don't know why they wouldn't look good without one. Your new set up looks great! Did you get the Treadlightly rebate?
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Flatties will look better in my opinion than cutting the stockers. They look good with a lift, don't know why they wouldn't look good without one. Your new set up looks great! Did you get the Treadlightly rebate?
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Flame red is still one of my favorite colors. It looks great. Nice ride!!!!!!

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I'm not sure how much you paid per rim but I looked on 4wd.com and found that most procomps are 10-15% off right now and 15x8 are around 104 each incase anyone else is interested. As far as addition savings go, it might do everyone a little good to look into joining a local club that has a discount with 4wd.com Here in NW AR, their is a club called Christian Crawlers and their $2/mo membership includes 10% off everything on 4wd.com and as alluded to earlier, the Tread Lightly membership is $60/3 yrs and with the TL membership, you can save $100 on Goodyear tires.

Hopefully this doesn't give away my financial position

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