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Old 07-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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stock rims with 33x12.50?

is it safe to run 33x12.50 s on the stock rims iv seen people do this and i love the look of the stock rims. or am i better off going with and 8" im not sure how wide the stock rim is also or if it will cause a balloon effect. thanks

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Depends on the width and back spacing of the wheel.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Does anyone know the stock rim width? I heard ither a 7 or 8
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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Which wheels do you have? There were several stock wheels
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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My 2003 Sahara stock wheels could not handle those tires. They would rub real bad. Had to go aftermarket with appropriate backspacing. I bet if you see stock wheels with that size tires there are wheel spacers involved.....
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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My 2003 Sahara stock wheels could not handle those tires. They would rub real bad. Had to go aftermarket with appropriate backspacing. I bet if you see stock wheels with that size tires there are wheel spacers involved.....
Yep stock wheels 33's with spacers

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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You need spacers or to add like 9 washers to the steering stop
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:14 PM   #8
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I run 33x12.50 15 BFG's on the stock Jeep ravine wheels on my LJ. I use 1.25in spacers and have never had a problem. Some aren't big fans of wheel spacers, but again no issues, and trust me I wheel Jeep
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
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Do you guys get a ballon look from the rim not being very wide or is it not noticeable ?
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #10
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And they are 15x8 rims
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #11
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Those will work if you get wheel spacers. They don't have enough back spacing as is.

I like the look of a 33x12.50x15 tire on a 15x8 wheel. Doesn't look too balloonish to me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #12
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Factory wheels have too much backspacing, 5.25" to 5.5", which will cause the inside sidewalls of 12.5" wide tires to rub. Too much backspacing simply means the wheels are positioned too close to the suspension for tires that are that wide. 32x11.5 tires rub against the rear upper spring buckets when mounted on stock wheels.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #13
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how big of spacers would i need i just like the look of the stock rim and i dont want to get rid of them.
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how big of spacers would i need i just like the look of the stock rim and i dont want to get rid of them.
You'd probably be okay with the 1.25" spidertrax spacers
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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what about a narrower tire say 33x10.50 and wheel spacers ?
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what about a narrower tire say 33x10.50 and wheel spacers ?
The narrower tire gives it the feel of being top heavy. I'm riding on 12.50's now and it handles much much better. IMO
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #18
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I added the zone 4" suspension lift and tried to go 33x12.5 on Sahara stock but didn't work. Got some 3.5 back spacing and had to add a few washers to the stop.
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10.5 tires don't make you feel top heavy. They ride nice down the road. They will fit on stock rims no problem.

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