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Old 11-20-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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33" x 10.5" x 15" Tires

Just wanted to get some feedback in regards to these tires. Currently have 33 x 12.5 with 4.11 gears and will need to replace them soon. i have stock flares and just got the jeep, its an 06 X. Mud goes everywhere!! I was thinking of getting 7" fender flares but now thinking I will keep stock flares and put on 33x10.5 inch tires instead. those should help with the mileage as well and keep ther 4" lift looking right!! anyone have pics with 33x10.5 tires and any pros and cons with this size besided limited options!! thanks

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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I put 33 10.50 bfg km2s on my cherokee for the same reasons as you. Mine are on 8in wheels. Your kinda limited on the choice of tires when you go with this size. I like mine allot. Very quiet for a mud tire, balance nice, roll smooth and do very well in most everything ive asked them to do. I average between 16 and 18 in city depending on how much i go offroad. This is with a 4cly 5speed with stock gears and allot of hills in my area. Not sure if this pic will do much for you but here you go.

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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The benefit to skinny tires is overall width of vehicle, steering and whether or not you want to did to the bottom or float on the top.

I run 33 10.5 km2 and have made it through numerous tight spots that others with the wider tires had a great amount of difficulty due to tire rub or the tires getting into a muddier part of the trail i was able to avoid.

as far as the sinking bit I've never run into that on a trail but my buddies annual mud runs are the prime oppurtunity for him to watch me sink into the mud although I have a feeling I owuld with fatter tire too
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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I run 33x10.5 on my LJ. They stick out past the stock flares because of the offset in the wheels I run. I want the overall width for stability and I don't care that they extend past the flares. If you are on stock offset 15x8s you will keep the tires tucked in nicely.
Without getting into too much math, you get higher ground pressure with a narrower tire. This equals more traction. If you wheel in dunes this can be a problem, otherwise you will be good to go. I am a big proponent of narrow tires except in special cases (dunes, driving across ice flows and high horsepower mud running).
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:45 AM   #5
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a bit off subject but I recently started looking for 35s and cannot find any in 10.5
Was wondering if anybody has seen/heard of such a tire
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:28 AM   #6
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I run 33x10.5 tires on 4.75 bs wheels and could not be happier , better mileage , less wear and tear on suspension parts and it drives straight with absolutely no vibes what so ever . I will post pics later
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I prefer 33x10.5s . In the middle muddy picture below, you can see I don't have that much mud spray on the side of my Jeep, despite it being very muddy. I am running the 33's on stock wheels.





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Old 11-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #8
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I have 33x 10.50x15's on 3.75 BS. This is an old pic but the wheels and tires are the same.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:27 PM   #9
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Will 34.8x10.3's fit?
here is a pic of the tire.



they not cheap tho
anyone run these tires?
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:38 PM   #10
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Interco makes a 34x10.50

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a bit off subject but I recently started looking for 35s and cannot find any in 10.5
Was wondering if anybody has seen/heard of such a tire
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:22 AM   #11
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when I bought my present TJ it had 33 10.50s on canyon wheels OE flares.It looked good . It also had Currie steering and the edge of the wheel rubbed slightly on the TRE. So keep that in mind with the larger amount of BS on the OE wheels in case you want to upgrade the steering. I liked the Currie steering so it now has 6" flares ( thanks NJ MV ),12.50x35s and 15x8" wheels with 3.75" BS
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Thanks for all the info, I have american racing rims the outlaw style. Not sure of the back spacing but these rims will work with these tires right??
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I run 33 10.5's on stock canyon wheels with spyderterax spacers (needed to eliminate rub). With Rubicon fender flairs on my TJ, I have full tire coverage. The rubicon flairs are 1" wider than my stock flairs.

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34.8" or 35" will never fit on a stock TJ.
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34.8" or 35" will never fit on a stock TJ.
Forgive me if I'm missing something here, but why are you talking about a stock TJ?

Anyway, I did a search awhile ago, and am pretty sure I'm going with 33X10.5 when the time comes as well...I like the look, don't need the width, and am a BFG fan, so it'll end up working out pretty well for me.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #16
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Forgive me if I'm missing something here, but why are you talking about a stock TJ?

Anyway, I did a search awhile ago, and am pretty sure I'm going with 33X10.5 when the time comes as well...I like the look, don't need the width, and am a BFG fan, so it'll end up working out pretty well for me.
Oops, sorry. This is a VERY similar thread to another one, got mixed up, my bad.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/kinda-screwd-69031.html
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Oops, sorry. This is a VERY similar thread to another one, got mixed up, my bad.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/kinda-screwd-69031.html
Ah, I see what you're saying...that could easily disorient someone.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #18
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most aftermarket rims have a backspacing thats gonna set your tires past your fenders.. just to let you know..

going from 12.5" -10.5" tire will only take an inch off of that.. FYI

i dont do mud that often.. but when i do.. i may as well get the jeep dirty.. since the main part of washing it off is underneath the jeep anyways..
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34.8" or 35" will never fit on a stock TJ.
I never asked bout a stock tj but since you brought it up.... Gen-right fits 35s on a stock tj with no lift. why do you say it can't be done?
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I never asked bout a stock tj but since you brought it up.... Gen-right fits 35s on a stock tj with no lift. why do you say it can't be done?
There is a difference between stock and no lift. With no lift, yes you can fit 35's...so long as you use high clearance fenders and cut the rear of the tub. With stock fenders, no cutting and no lift (in other words: stock), you cannot.
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There is a difference between stock and no lift. With no lift, yes you can fit 35's...so long as you use high clearance fenders and cut the rear of the tub. With stock fenders, no cutting and no lift (in other words: stock), you cannot.
okay thanks for clearen that up, so i guess i don't have a stock flared tj but still dont have a lift

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