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Old 09-11-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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33X10.50 or 33x12.50

I bought myself My first Wrangler about a month ago. I am already set on a 2" spacer lift by sky jacker with hydro shocks. This jeep is a 2000 sport one owner garage kept and still looks newer than my buddies that have an 03 and an 04 so I plan to do no offroading. I am planning on putting a set of 33X10.50 BFG AT's in hopes of no rubbing when I cut the wheels hard and a more comfortable ride. However, I am currious about how 10.50's may look compaired to the traditional 12.50's. Anyone have some pics with 33x10.50's?

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No offroading? Whats the point? I have to use everything for what its intended or I'll go crazy!!! Its always fun to see how far you can push something before it or you breaks. Well if the roads are ok by you maybe the 10.50 you don't need the wider tires if you don't off road. Just for looks save the money and give a little more room with the 10.5. I still think 33's may rub some.

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What's the width of the wheel and the back spacing?
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Here is my '99 TJ on 33 x 10.5 BFG Mudders. They are fantastic in snow as well as general off-roading and as a daily driver.


Here it is on 33 x 12.5, for comparison.
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amy - more pics please!? Details on lift and wheels?
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:58 PM   #6
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33 10.5

I've had 33x10.5 BFG MTs and now KM2s. Lighter, cheaper, better traction than 12.5 in everything except really deep snow, mud and sand
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:50 AM   #7
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I've had 33x10.5 BFG MTs and now KM2s. Lighter, cheaper, better traction than 12.5 in everything except really deep snow, mud and sand
Stonz - is that an OME lift I see sitting in there, and what's the width and BS on your wheels?
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:41 AM   #8
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15X8 Mickey Thompson Classic II's. Not sure the exact back spacing but I think it is 3 and 5/16".
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:47 AM   #9
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Thanks for the pics amy and bigstonz. Another question... Did you two mount a matching spare?. How did you do it if you did?
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OME HD lift w/ 3/4" front spacer, 1.25 BL. The steel black soft 8's I had were 4" BS-Seemed perfect. The new alloys (right pic) were only avail in 3.75" BS. They seem fine. 15x8"

Full size spare. Raise the 3rd light up an inch with anything you find in the garage. Bring out the tire bumpers so they are snug - a little over an inch for me. You will need longer bolts. 33x10.5 BFG spare turns out to only be a few lbs. more than the heavy stock MTR/moab
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:35 AM   #11
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Wanted to post a pic. Wasnt sure how to on a forum. Never been on one till last night. If it works here is my jeep before lift and tires. I will be sure to update it in a couple months when I am broke! If anyone is wondering about how awsome my flares look... HEAT GUN!!!
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OME HD lift w/ 3/4" front spacer, 1.25 BL. The steel black soft 8's I had were 4" BS-Seemed perfect. The new alloys (right pic) were only avail in 3.75" BS. They seem fine. 15x8"
Tks! I've got the OME HD lift and was hoping to fit 33's. Looks like I better stick w/ 32's since I don't want a BL or spacers. Your Jeep looks sweet.
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amy - more pics please!? Details on lift and wheels?
The lift is a 4" superlift. I don't know what the wheels are, they were on there when I got my jeep.

I don't have a spare, yet. I'm looking for a wheel like the ones I have, for a full sized spare, and haven't been able to find one. When I find one, I want a swing-away spare tire carrier with the rack for jerry cans.



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All right guys and girls. I have done alot of reading today and I am still set on the two inch coil spring spacer lift. I think I am going to rethink the tire size and wheels though. I am now leaning toward 32x11.50's on a set of Dick Cepek dc-1 polished wheels. Quadratec has dropped there price on em down to $94.99 per down from $122.99. Any one know where to get them cheaper? Almost forgot... Would 15X8 wheels be sufficiant for the 11.50's? Either BFG AT's or MT's?
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All right guys and girls. I have done alot of reading today and I am still set on the two inch coil spring spacer lift. I think I am going to rethink the tire size and wheels though. I am now leaning toward 32x11.50's on a set of Dick Cepek dc-1 polished wheels. Quadratec has dropped there price on em down to $94.99 per down from $122.99. Any one know where to get them cheaper? Almost forgot... Would 15X8 wheels be sufficiant for the 11.50's? Either BFG AT's or MT's?
Yes, 15x8 is fine for a 32x11.5x15
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for future reference you could even do 33's on 15x8's. some have gone 35's but i dont know the width on them.
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I've always heard that thinner tires are better for snow, but is that really the truth?
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yeauuppp it is. i posted a link somewhere on here about an article about with of tires and offroading.... if properly inflated, bc the tire is more narrow, theres more pressure between the tire and the surface of the ground=better traction. same story when offroading. a wider tire disperses the weight of the vehicle, so when you're on snow you don't have quiet as much control as if you had a more narrow tire. however, in a huge crap load of snow, the wider tire is better cuz it acts like a snowshoe. kinda funny cuz in the summer on hot top you'll get better control with the wider tires and less with the narrow ones.
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I've always heard that thinner tires are better for snow, but is that really the truth?
Yup, what kdukes4 said. I really noticed a difference when I went from 12.5 tires to 10.5 tires, on snow and mud.
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i'm upgrading to 33's next summer and cant decide what i want to go with I have 31x11.5s and love how they look, but finding a 33x11.5 might be a pain in the butttt. with the 33x10.5's i would probably sell the small 235 winter studs and wheels and keep these bad boys on all year round. only time will tell.
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TDW-Those black alloy Rebel Racing Sahara model rims in my right pic are $75 at Buy Wheels Today. The BFG KM2s 33x10.5s were $157.
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dont lift your jeep.. keep it as is if your not wheeling its not worth the x problems that come from lifting..
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Here is my '99 TJ on 33 x 10.5 BFG Mudders. They are fantastic in snow as well as general off-roading and as a daily driver.


Here it is on 33 x 12.5, for comparison.
Nice jeep amy.
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dont lift your jeep.. keep it as is if your not wheeling its not worth the x problems that come from lifting..
you are kidding right?
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Islandtj, 33x10.5s on 1"BL and ?"SL?
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also, there really aren't a lot of tires out there that go 33x10.5 15 are there? I've seen the BFG KMs but not a whole lot else....
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also, there really aren't a lot of tires out there that go 33x10.5 15 are there? I've seen the BFG KMs but not a whole lot else....
The extreme Interco line of tires offer the 33x10.5 size .

IMO, the 33x10.5 tire is perfect for Jeeps.
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no mudslinger. im not kidding. hes looking for a smoother ride he said lifting will not solve that.

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