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Old 05-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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stock 7' rims, with 6'' flares

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Newbie here . What size tire do I need for stock 7'' rim to fill out 6'' flares .. so it doesn't look like my Jeep has wings . Or do I need to go to wider rim ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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You will need aftermarket rims/tires to get the wide stance to fill out the flares. Probably 32x11.5x15 with wheels with a 3.75" backspacing. You can't get a wide stance with the stock wheels BS or make larger tires fit w/o rubbing.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the fast response . I just bought the Jeep and it has aftermarket rims and tires that stick out past the stock flares, hence why I 'm putting on 6'' wide flares. The area i live in we get a lot of snow in the winter and I don't want to run the nice aluminum rims in the salt , sand and snow. I have the stock rims and they are beat up anyways and was going to run them in the winter..... but the Jeep will look stupid with the big flares and stock stance.May be I'll just get some steelies that will fill out the wheel wheels and flares. Thanks again
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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If that's the case and it's only temporary for winter, I would keep the stocks and put winter tires on them. A wider tire would perform worse in snow/ice. I would go with a tall/skinny tire for good winter performance. I would rather look goofy but have a more capable rig in winter than looking cool but white knuckling while driving.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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True .. very true .Once again I appreciate your honesty and thoughts on my dilemma .
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