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Old 08-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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what size rims look best?

I think 15" are the best looking by far. More rubber looks better on a jeep.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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Well, since this is the tech section, I can tell you 15x8 rims are the best size for almost any tire because it will allow you to move from a 31x10.5 to a 33x12.5 or even a 35x12.5 with no change in wheel. And a 15x8 is better for offroad with those wheel sizes because it keeps the bead seated well and allows for a bigger sidewall. Here's a 15x8 looks on a 33x12.5

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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Good point.
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33x12.5 on 15x8
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:17 AM   #6
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I vote for 15" too, at least on TJ and older. I like the 'small wheel/big tyre' look. The JK's seem to look good on 16" and 17" rims though. Maybe because they are a bit bigger vehicles?
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:21 AM   #7
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15x8 with 3.75" backspacing (-19 mm offset)

Fits 31/10.5/15 through 35/12.5/15 tires (assuming the tj has the appropriate lift/body's mods for the the tire)

Keep in mind.. Any tire bigger than 31/10.5/15 will require a bumper mounted spare tire holder because its too much weight for the stock tailgate mounted spare holder.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:18 AM   #8
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You can fit a 33" tire on a stock tailgate but I wouldn't go any bigger.

I'm running 15x10 but my tires are 33x13.5x15


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Old 08-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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29"-35" tire = 15" wheel
37"+ tire = 17" wheel
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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its a bit easier to find used tires if you have 16" rims or maybe even 17's .... due to the limited use of 15" wheels on vehicles other than jeeps, which were one of the last truck/4x4a to use a 15" wheel ( most common wheel size on new vehicles is 17") ... its something to think about.... i often find used mud terrains on craigslist in 16"" and 17" ..... also less sidewall makes for a slightly more stable tire ON road ... where people drive jeeps 90% of the time
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I went to 16's when I first got this Jeep a couple of years ago and wished I hadn't. You pay a premium when you buy new tires for 16" over the 15". It cost me over $200 more for five MTR's just because I had 16's and you can't really notice a difference in looks from 15 to 16.
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You can fit a 33" tire on a stock tailgate but I wouldn't go any bigger.

I'm running 15x10 but my tires are 33x13.5x15
How long do those nitto's last?
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You can fit a 33" tire on a stock tailgate but I wouldn't go any bigger.

I'm running 15x10 but my tires are 33x13.5x15


Man I like the look of those 13.5's. Something to think about when it is time for me to get new tires....which will be a while.
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Personally.. I avoid used tires.. You never know why they have been through. Patches, plugs, cuts, etc
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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Just for grins, this table is from Jp magazine in 2005, and advises these wheel sizes for best sidewall flex and airing down off-road:

27" to 31" tires, 15-inch wheels
31" to 35" tires, 16-inch wheels
35" to 37" tires, 17-inch wheels

Larger than 37" tires are for SWB Jeeps on the show circuit only, the additional lift and higher COG compromises off-road performance more than the larger tires increase it.
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Man I like the look of those 13.5's. Something to think about when it is time for me to get new tires....which will be a while.
What are your tires?
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Weird I just had this conversation the other day with my neighbor, I was thinking of moving up to 17" wheels and going with Black Wheels as well, my neighbor said he'd buy my 15's , because they are DOT BeadLoks, but they won't fit on his CJ after all because of the OS or something.
I'm guessing that my current wheels 10"w, they came with the Jeep, so I really don't know what size they are. The tires are 35-12.50 x15, a lot of tire on a small rim but work well and I have cruised along at 70mph with no issues.
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Being 51, I'm "Old School" and like 15" wheels and 33"+ tires. However, I bought my 18x9" wheels because they were on sale and I think they look great. The downsize is tires are expensive in this size and made for heavy pickups (load range E), kinda heavy for a Wrangler.
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33x12.5 on 15x8
Yeah 15 rims are the way to go
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x10 on the 15's.....
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15x8 Nothing looks better IMO.
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Man I like the look of those 13.5's. Something to think about when it is time for me to get new tires....which will be a while.
they look awesome don't they!

and that's saying something coming from me .. i prefer tall and skinny
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You can fit a 33" tire on a stock tailgate but I wouldn't go any bigger.

I'm running 15x10 but my tires are 33x13.5x15


nice looking ride you have there
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I purchased my tj with 17's with NITTO MUD T'S .Good that i had 2amps and 2 subs to hear tunes over 55 with top down.Purchased AT NITTO'S to replace MUDS.Now i want completely out of 17's.Would have been easier giving $$ to the homeless. Just think a 15'' with a 33'' is a more AGGRESSIVE look i want.This statement will really help sell my wheel deal.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #26
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15 looks the best on a TJ. I've noticed some people putting JK stock rims on TJ's and I think it looks crappy but they look fine on a JK.

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Keep in mind.. Any tire bigger than 31/10.5/15 will require a bumper mounted spare tire holder because its too much weight for the stock tailgate mounted spare holder.
I have 32 11.5 and it seems to be just fine on the stock tailgate holder with an offset bracket to keep it from hitting my body armor bumper.
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I purchased my tj with 17's with NITTO MUD T'S .Good that i had 2amps and 2 subs to hear tunes over 55 with top down.Purchased AT NITTO'S to replace MUDS.Now i want completely out of 17's.Would have been easier giving $$ to the homeless. Just think a 15'' with a 33'' is a more AGGRESSIVE look i want.This statement will really help sell my wheel deal.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f14/mot...es-260952.html
Are you sure it's the diameter of the wheel that is the problem? Maybe it the chrome and the A/T tires.

I know its a JK, but here are your wheels in black with Nitto M/Ts:
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Are you sure it's the diameter of the wheel that is the problem? Maybe it the chrome and the A/T tires.

I know its a JK, but here are your wheels in black with Nitto M/Ts:
These look great
I think "dale 3" should just Powder Coat his wheels black.
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^^^ I appreciate the opinions I had those tires looked great,too loud! These MOTO'S would look good painted,problem is i'm RARE liking the CHROME.
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I like my 15's



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