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Old 07-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Removing Wide Tires

Hi all. I just bought an '05 Wrangler, and the previous owner put some wide tires on. (Sorry, I don't have the actual size handy right now) Anyway, I'm wondering if it is worth purchasing a set of stock rims or upgrading to a different brand of rim.

As a side note, the spare is still on the stock rim with the stock tire.

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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I just removed 33/12.5/15 from my o4 unlimted . Replaced with 235/60/15 rides alot better.

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Hi all. I just bought an '05 Wrangler, and the previous owner put some wide tires on. (Sorry, I don't have the actual size handy right now) Anyway, I'm wondering if it is worth purchasing a set of stock rims or upgrading to a different brand of rim.

As a side note, the spare is still on the stock rim with the stock tire.
I have a set of stock tires on stock wheels with 100 miles on them. Where are you.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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I'm in Boise, Idaho. I'm mostly interested in the rims so I can run some decent 31" all terrains.

The wide tires are 30" and make the Jeep look a little wide and squatty. Is there a benefit to wide tires while offroading?
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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I'm confused...what is a wide tire to you?? With a 30" tire i'd guess them to be around 9.5" wide...
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I'll get the measurements, but they're wide enough to stick out past the fenders by at least an inch. It's not a huge deal, but I'm not too keen on the look. Until you get into much larger tires, don't most of them fit into the fender wells...even when flexing?
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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If they are only 30" and are sticking out, it has to be the back spacing of the rims
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If they are only 30" and are sticking out, it has to be the back spacing of the rims
Thanks, that would make sense. I've never messed around with back spacing on rims, I'll look at it a little closer this weekend.
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If they are only 30" and are sticking out, it has to be the back spacing of the rims
Agreed...

the cheaper way would be to just get new flares that cover more of your tire
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Are there wheel spacers installed ?
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Are there wheel spacers installed ?
I won't get a chance to check until this weekend, but I'm betting there are. If there are, I'm getting rid of them. Anyone want free spacers? lol
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I won't get a chance to check until this weekend, but I'm betting there are. If there are, I'm getting rid of them. Anyone want free spacers? lol
If ya got them and are going to be getting rid of them, I've got a friend who stripped 2 bolts off his wheel spacers and hasn't been able to drive his jeep.

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