Leaning towards downsizing my '12 JK Rubi 2-door to save some money.
Most tire specs call for an 8.5 " minimum rim width, but not a lot out there from what I've been finding...I prefer a classic alloy /polished look over the black finishes; I'm mostly a DD user but will do some offroad in NC mountains. I plan on running just a TF leveling kit to loose the factory rake and prefer a wider stance over the 10" stocker BFG KM's.
I like the BFG MT KM2's or AT K/O's or perhaps the GY Duratracs so I'm looking at about $1000 for tires and $500-600 for wheels after I sell my Rubi take-offs.
Suggestions, pics with similar setups, advice is welcome, thanks!
the 8" rim is fine for 12.50 tire. Most shops will mount them, of course ask before hand.
Originally Posted by kbwwolf
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He talking about wheel width, not diameter. Most tire websites recommend at least an 8.5" width wheel for a 33x12.5" tire, and, unfortunately, finding 15x8.5" wheel is tougher than a 15x8" wheel. However, a 15"x8" wheel (like the MB72) will in fact spin a 33x12.5R15 tire just fine. Still, you should ask the tire shop just to be sure they're willing to disregard the manufacturer suggestion of an 8.5" wide wheel. Make sense?
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 33x12.5 on ProComp 15x8 steel wheels....this is the look I want
I want to say that the MB72 alloy wheels (they have the steelie look) will fit over the JK calipers. They have enough back spacing for the tires too. There are several on here that run those wheels with 33x12.50x15 duratracs.
I also like the MB Chaos 5 15X8" wheels. They will fit also. The MB72 have a steel look and feel with the round holes while the Chaos has spokes with a splash of silver
MB Chaos 5
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler