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06-08-2011 08:58 PM
Jerry Bransford For 33x12.50 and 35x12.50 tires, you're much better going with a 15x8 wheel if you offroad and air your tires down. A 15x10 wheel is ok for strictly street use but if it's for both street and offroad, go with a 15x8. Backspacing can be anywhere from 3.75" to 4.5" though you'll probably need a washer or two under each of the two steering stop bolts if you have 4.5" of backspacing to prevent minor tire rub.

Why 15x8 for 12.5" tires that are used for offroading? Because we air our tires down for better traction and to help protect the tires from damage, you'll quickly learn you can safely air down to a lower air pressure without the tire losing its bead (unseating) with a 15x8 wheel than you can with a 15x10 wheel. Why? Because it takes less air pressure to hold a tire safely and securely seated against a wheel whose edges are only 8" apart than if they are 10" apart.

The vast majority of knowledgeable offroaders running 33x12.50 or 35x12.50 (as I run) do so on 15x8 wheels.
06-08-2011 08:46 PM
InfernoGirl
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Originally Posted by missingbite View Post
Just curious as to why you are changing. I love my 10.5 X 33's.
Probably because 10.5x 33's are hard to come by...

10" wheels put more strain on stuff, and as mentioned if you plan to air down offroad then 8" wheels allow you to air down easier....
06-08-2011 08:35 PM
missingbite Just curious as to why you are changing. I love my 10.5 X 33's.
06-08-2011 08:32 PM
Jersey Sahara Just make sure the backspacing is correct. For 33x 12.5 you want about 4 inches of backspacing. Also if you wanna air down more a 15x8 rim might work better
06-08-2011 08:12 PM
maxhartman
2002 Jeep wrangler wheels

We are changing our tires from 33x10.5x15 to 33x12.5x15 and are going to have to change the wheels. When a site says a 15x10 wheel will work for a 2002 Wrangler can I be sure there won't be any problems (ie won't rub)? Does anyone have any suggestions for wheels? Thanks

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