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Old 01-19-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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Tires on factory 15" rims

I am interested in getting some 32" or 33" tires on my 03 Wrangler. I want to save some money by just using my stock aluminum rims. They are 9.5 wide. How wide of tire can you put on these rims?

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I have 33x12.5's on mine, but you will need to consider the stock wheel backspacing.

Most factory TJ wheels are 5.5" of backspacing, but for 12.5" wide tires, you'll want backspacing about 3.75 to 4". You may be saving money by using the factory rims, but you will need wheels spacers (like SPIDERTRAX), which kind of negates the idea behind saving money.

I got my Canyon wheels before I knew better. Once I went to 33x12.5 tires, I had to add the spacers. I could have gotten some decent steel wheels for the cost of those spacers.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:36 AM   #3
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Great. Thanks for the info. What lift package do you have on yours? I am thinking about just doing a spacer 2" lift kit and upgrade the shocks entirely with something, then add an 1" body lift if I have to.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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If you want the aluminum wheels that are made by Jeep, you can have mine. I have no need for them and I wont charge you much cause I dont need them.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:47 AM   #5
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If you want the aluminum wheels that are made by Jeep, you can have mine. I have no need for them and I wont charge you much cause I dont need them.
What model are they, I have a cracked one.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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They came off my 2004 Wrangler
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2004's are probably the Ravines (the updated version of the Canyons).

My suspension lift is the OME 2.5" lift with JKS 1.25" BL and 1" MML from DPG Offroad.



You can see the Canyon wheels there (and tires that needed air!).

Here are the Ravines from 2004



abw, if he doesn't take the wheels, I may be interested. I like the updated Ravines a bit more than the Canyons. We can take it to PM if you want.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:29 AM   #8
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Are the factory rims really 9.5" wide? I thought jeeps came with 15X7 (standard) or 15X8 (optional).
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:33 AM   #9
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(should have added to my first reply)

I am trying to figure out how wide a tire I can fit on my 15X7 wheels. I have 3.5" backspacing, so worries there.

I think I'll be OK putting a 11.5" on a 7" rim, but I'm unsure about putting a 12.5" tire on a 7" rim. Any thoughts?


Apologies for hijacking the thread.
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Thats not what mine look like. I dont really know how to get pics up but here is a link of what my stock wheels look like: [url=http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2200749&id=577963496] Let me know if it works
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Those would be the Ecco wheels I think.



I think they may be 7" wide. Canyons and Ravines are 8" wide. The SE steel wheels and the Eccos are 7" wide, but I COULD be wrong on that (and probably am).

I've seen people fit 12.5" on 7" wheels, but not sure how well they keep a bead when deflating for offroad use.
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I think that I have found the answer in the last thread. After discussing with some folks at a local shop the beading issue is the problem. Airing down for off-roading would be the biggest problem. Not buying the bigger tires just to look good. Want to take on bigger rocks and trails. I don't need the rims so you guys can work it out on your own.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #13
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Just trying to get past the newb. Last post on this for me.
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:37 AM   #14
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crackle, You could always just go 32X11.50 on the stock wheels just fine and only lift 2"s.
Your gearing will likely be bad tho and the speedo will read slow.

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