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Old 09-01-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Opinion on these wheels/rims

Here's my situation:

Went in today to buy 33/12.5/15 tires. Got a great price and the guy is gonna throw me some money for my old tires.

Then I saw these used rims on one his other Jeeps. Only catch is they are 16". He will sell em for $50/each. I currently have black rock crawlers on my jeep that are about 2 years old (Paid about $70/each brand new). He is willing to give me some cash for these, but prob not much.


So my question is two fold:
1. What do you guys think of these rims and are they worth $50 each used? There are some minor scratches here and there and a lot of dust.

2. I know most people run 15" rims on their Jeeps. Do you guys generally like the look of larger rims?
And do they even make 33" tires for 16" rims?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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They definitely make 33" tires for 16" rims as I've got them on mine. But they are a good bit more money than 15" and there are a lot more choices in 15" tires. I like my rims a lot and I like how the tires look...but I sure wish sometimes I had 15" as it would be a lot cheaper for close to the same look. There sure is a lot more used 15" tires available when you're having a bad month and need tires anyway!

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Thanks bud. I really had no intention of going to 16, but the guy just had these rims on his lot. I wish they were 15" but trying to find black/silver rims new would probably be double/triple the price.

One more question:

This might sound dumb, but does the rim size change the amount of space needed for the tires? I ask because I currently have a 2" lift, and with modified fenders, was cutting it close with 33x12.5/15 tires.

Does a 16" rim mean I'll need an extra inch of spacing? Or is the only thing that matters is the diameter of the tire itself?
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I have those wheels! There 15s on 33s

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have those wheels! There 15s on 33s

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They look great on your Jeep man.

Not sure why but the guy told me they were 16"... either he's mistaken or they come in different sizes.
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Thanks bud. I really had no intention of going to 16, but the guy just had these rims on his lot. I wish they were 15" but trying to find black/silver rims new would probably be double/triple the price. One more question: This might sound dumb, but does the rim size change the amount of space needed for the tires? I ask because I currently have a 2" lift, and with modified fenders, was cutting it close with 33x12.5/15 tires. Does a 16" rim mean I'll need an extra inch of spacing? Or is the only thing that matters is the diameter of the tire itself?
If you do mount your current tires on those rims, your tires will need to be a little stretched by a shop.

I think you'll be fine.
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I'd be interested in seeing pictures of a tire shop stretching a 15" tire onto a 16" wheel.
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I'd be interested in seeing pictures of a tire shop stretching a 15" tire onto a 16" wheel.
Me too!!


There are small differences between tire manufacturers on true outside diameter. But a 33" tire will have close to the same diameter whether it is on a 15" wheel or a 16" wheel.
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If you do mount your current tires on those rims, your tires will need to be a little stretched by a shop.

I think you'll be fine.
wait what, hahahaha

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It will let you air down to almost nothing.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #11
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Discount tire has 15. I bought them(5 wheels) for a little over 600$
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wait what, hahahaha
Tire stretching. My sibling has a Mazda and is always talking about stretching his tires. When it come to putting a larger rim on a tire made for smaller rims, the tires have to be stretched a little onto the rim in order to fit. The other way around wouldn't work. Of course, if a tire had to be stretched- this would most likely effect the height of the overall tire. It's possible to mount a tire measured 35x12.5x16 onto a 17" rim, just needs a little stretching. That is what I'm explaining to the original poster. He can keep his current tires and purchase the rims. They will mount. It also works horizontally with width, but that's a whole different subject. I wouldn't advise it though, tire stretching can be very unsafe- especially with a jeep. Basically all shops refused to stretch my brothers tires due to safety concerns.
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I run 16s and it states on the side of the tire do not mount on a 16.5" rim. That's only a half inch and I wouldn't do it
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I run 16s and it states on the side of the tire do not mount on a 16.5" rim. That's only a half inch and I wouldn't do it
Yeah, it's not very safe- but if times are rough, its possible.
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They look great on your Jeep man. Not sure why but the guy told me they were 16"... either he's mistaken or they come in different sizes.
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If you do mount your current tires on those rims, your tires will need to be a little stretched by a shop. I think you'll be fine.
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Tire stretching. My sibling has a Mazda and is always talking about stretching his tires. When it come to putting a larger rim on a tire made for smaller rims, the tires have to be stretched a little onto the rim in order to fit. The other way around wouldn't work. Of course, if a tire had to be stretched- this would most likely effect the height of the overall tire. It's possible to mount a tire measured 35x12.5x16 onto a 17" rim, just needs a little stretching. That is what I'm explaining to the original poster. He can keep his current tires and purchase the rims. They will mount. It also works horizontally with width, but that's a whole different subject. I wouldn't advise it though, tire stretching can be very unsafe- especially with a jeep. Basically all shops refused to stretch my brothers tires due to safety concerns.
You sure your not talking about putting a skinny tire on a wide rim. I dont think your gonna find anyone whos gonna put a 15" tire on a 16" rim.
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You sure your not talking about putting a skinny tire on a wide rim. I dont think your gonna find anyone whos gonna put a 15" tire on a 16" rim.
Both are possible.
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I've never heard of mounting a 15" tire on a 16" wheel. Are you sure that's possible?
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I work in a tire shop and have a little knowledge about tires. There is no such thing as tire strechers. A lot of guys that work on tires use that phrase to mess with people. You can NOT put a 15 inch tire on a 16 inch wheel, the bands that are in the bead of the tire will break and make the tire useless.
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Both are possible.
No, it's not. I dunno who told you it's possible but stop listening to them... they're yanking your chain.

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Maybe its just me but I got alarm bells going off all over the place running 33"s with 2" lift and nothing said about BS or clearance...can we start over and figure out how that is gonna work?
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Do not try to put 15 inch tires on 16 inch wheels! Whoever said this is possible is very wrong.
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Here's my situation: Went in today to buy 33/12.5/15 tires. Got a great price and the guy is gonna throw me some money for my old tires. Then I saw these used rims on one his other Jeeps. Only catch is they are 16". He will sell em for $50/each. I currently have black rock crawlers on my jeep that are about 2 years old (Paid about $70/each brand new). He is willing to give me some cash for these, but prob not much. So my question is two fold: 1. What do you guys think of these rims and are they worth $50 each used? There are some minor scratches here and there and a lot of dust. 2. I know most people run 15" rims on their Jeeps. Do you guys generally like the look of larger rims? And do they even make 33" tires for 16" rims? Thanks a lot!

I have those rims!! 😋😋
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+1 So much stupid flowing from this fellow.
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