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Old 03-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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I thought I was set on ordering 33x15.50x15 Duratrac's on 15x8 wheels with 3 5/16" BS, but when I went to order from Tire Rack they wouldn't mount those tires on 8" wide rims (because Goodyear recommends at least an 8.5").

Now that I have thought about it, I have been thinking that the rims I want anyway would stick out too far. How much further than the stock TJ flares would they stick out? I am trying to avoid a dune buggy look. Would switching to a rim with a BS of 3.75 be better?

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Yes, 3.75 inches is better but you say you are putting on 15.5 inch tires. Do you mean 12.5 wide? 8 inch wheels are fine for 12.5 inch wide tires, especially if you ever intend to air down to low air pressure when going off road. The narrower wheel will help keep the bead seated when at low air pressure.

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Yeah definitely meant 12.50. Sorry about that.
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