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Old 05-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Yet Another tire and wheel question Help!

Okay, So I just got my RC 4" Suspension Lift. Now to the magic question-wheels and tires. Im wanting to Fill Up the Wheel Well as much as Possible without rubbing. Can i Run 17" Wheels on 33X12.50-17". I Don't really know if they would fit with just a basic 4", or would I need a small body lift? Would that be hard on the rearend and axles like running a 35"? this wheel and tire decision is a toughy. Any input is appreciated. thanks

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33s should fit perfectly with a 4" lift, and they won't put too much stress on the axles, even a D35 rear. That is, as long as you don't wheel the piss out of 'em.

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:42 PM   #3
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Run the 33's and don't change anything. All should be fine.

Why 17" wheels tho? Already have them? I'd run 15's. 16's maybe.
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Well...This may be a stupid comment, but wouldn't bigger wheels equal bigger tires, which would equal less space between the actual tire and wheel well? Once again, I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to this whole wheel/tire size,thanks guys.
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from what ive seen people on here are very fond of 15" wheels, they say you can fit more meat under the wheel well. i kept the stock 16" size though. its all up to your tastes.
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The point of having bigger tires on a jeep is being able to air them down to have more tire surface working on traction.

When you have a 35" tire on 15" wheels, you get lot's of sidewall to collapse and make that extra surface area.

Knock off an inch of sidewall with a 16" tire and you have less area to collapse.

17 is worse.

At some point, you end up rolling 22's with no sidewall.

Is what I'm describing the best solution for pavement work? No! 99 percent road work and 1 percent fire road...hang the 22's.

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