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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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8" or 10"?

Hey guys. I've been searching, and I can't find a good answer on wheels. I have an 03 TJ, that has not been lifted. I have 31 10.5 15 tires. I have stock wheels, but want them gone. I think I would like 10" rims for the width, but not sure if it will clear everything. If you have 10" wheels, or have tried them at some point, please let me know if they are doable. Thanks!

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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you want 8". you wont be able to air down much at all with 10" wheels.

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Stick with 8" wheels.... the offset alone of aftermarket wheels will stick out plenty I have 33x12.50 DuraTracs on Mickey Thompson 15x8's with 3.50" BS.... Even with a 10.50 wide tire, I would be way out there.... and as stated.... you won't be able to air down and keep a bead for long....
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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Another vote for 8"
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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Yep! stick with the 8" with 4" or less of backspace.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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It is the back spacing of the wheel that makes things clear or not. You need 4 inches or slightly less of back spacing to clear larger tires and running a 8 inch wheel is the better set up if you ever plan on airing down to low air pressure as this will keep the tires from breaking the bead.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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The Jeep I bought has 33x12.5 on 10 inch rims
EAGLE ALLOYS SERIES 058 POLISHED WHEELS AT DISCOUNT PRICES - FREE SHIPPING!.

It also came with the original gambler rims.
The 12.5 on ten inch stick out way too far.
I was wanting to go down to a 33x10.5 inch tires and was wondering if those would be ok on the factory rims without spacers or if I would lose a lot of turning radius with that setup?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help! 8" it is!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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Another vote for 8. I actually have Eagle Alloy 028s on mine right now.. trying to get away from them. Going with soft 8s, most likely.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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I have 10" wheels, but I don't air down at all so its not a big deal for me. I really like the way my jeep looks with the rims.
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The Jeep I bought has 33x12.5 on 10 inch rims
EAGLE ALLOYS SERIES 058 POLISHED WHEELS AT DISCOUNT PRICES - FREE SHIPPING!.

It also came with the original gambler rims.
The 12.5 on ten inch stick out way too far.
I was wanting to go down to a 33x10.5 inch tires and was wondering if those would be ok on the factory rims without spacers or if I would lose a lot of turning radius with that setup?
im not really sure about that. my guess would be if you have no problems clearing the 33's height wise right now then you should be ok with 33x10.50 tires on stock wheels. the closest i have come would be 32x11.50 on stock rubicon wheels. that didn't work out super good but it was because of the width.
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I have 10" wheels, but I don't air down at all so its not a big deal for me. I really like the way my jeep looks with the rims.
your profile says you have a 2011 yet you have a tj in your pic. what jeep are you talking about here?
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Thanks for the help! 8" it is!
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Idk why my profile says 2011. I only have my '06 tj. Sorry
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The 97 I just bought has 10 inch wheels all ready on it. What is the lowest you can air down to safely off roading. Ive been going down to 12 or 14 on my TJ with the 8 inch ones.
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The 97 I just bought has 10 inch wheels all ready on it. What is the lowest you can air down to safely off roading. Ive been going down to 12 or 14 on my TJ with the 8 inch ones.
i've heard of going down to 8 or so with a setup like your 03. on your 97 i'm not sure exactly because most people choose 8"s. if i had to guess id say you could still manage 15 to be safe. again don't quote me i'm just guessing. it would also depend what terrain you're on.
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i've heard of going down to 8 or so with a setup like your 03. on your 97 i'm not sure exactly because most people choose 8"s. if i had to guess id say you could still manage 15 to be safe. again don't quote me i'm just guessing. it would also depend what terrain you're on.
I'll check into it more before we take it wheelin.
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I'll check into it more before we take it wheelin.
ask jerry he usually knows

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