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12-21-2007 03:32 PM
Triple88a spacers cost more than steelies lol.. ~100 bucks a pair and you need 2 so 200 bucks for spacers to make it look stock in my opinion is not worth it...

200+shipping=~250ish
12-21-2007 11:44 AM
Jonny15 yeah it all deppends if you are seriously wanting to run 33's in the future. For 31x10.5 bfg at's those wheels will work perfect. But if 33's are deffinitely in your plan you may want to look into a wheel with more backspacing...

Another option would be to get those wheels and then if you want to run 33's eventually just get 33x10.5's when you're ready to run 33's instead of 33x12.5's.

By the way those wheels are tires will work fine on your jeep, no problems at all
12-21-2007 10:37 AM
mrbigjeep i don't think you would be able to run 12.50's on that wheel without spacers. so you may wanna look into a different wheel if your wanting to run 12.50's without spacers.

they would be fine for 10.50's though.
12-21-2007 09:27 AM
zrkst1 i think i've made up my decision


what does everyone think and correct me if i'm wrong in these working on a no lift 2001 wrangler



getting 31"/10.5/15 bfg a/t

and these wheels

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/498762119.html
12-21-2007 12:15 AM
Jonny15 Oh alright he never stated that on this thread though thats why i was confused. Well if 33's are in the plan you're right triple, deffinitely better off getting rims with 4" or less backspacing...

Wheel spacers are also another possibility but that would be another added expense after new rims...if 33's are in the plans listen to triple and get wheels with 4" or less backspacing
12-20-2007 11:21 PM
Triple88a we talked over aim... so i understand his goals.. he wants to run 33s eventually but for now he just wants to get rid of the stock 27s and go w/ something decent... whats the point of getting rims now to fit the 31s and then getting new rims to fit the 33s?... thats why hes better off getting the right bs rims now..
12-20-2007 11:14 PM
Jonny15
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
yes he wants to get 33s eventually...
When did he say that? He's been saying he wants to run 31's now stock with possibly a lift in the future but i dont remember reading that he wanted to go to 33's...correct me if im wrong
12-20-2007 10:48 PM
Triple88a yes he wants to get 33s eventually...
12-20-2007 08:21 PM
sgnellett I'm rockin these wheels on my TJ, "Lucy" and they look great! After chewing up way too many aluminum wheels over the years, it's steel or no wheel for me!


http://www.quadratec.com/products/92601_9XX_A_PG.htm

Stock;


Currently;


12-20-2007 05:42 PM
matt69vdub Here is a nice selection of steel wheel made exactly for your jeep.

lank

Is this forum like uber freaking slow to everyone? Its like I'm on 56k again.
12-20-2007 05:34 PM
Jonny15 For 31's i really wouldnt worry about your backspacing too much...almost any 15x8 wheel will work

The only time you're really going to have to worry about backspacing is if you plan on going to 32's or larger.

For wheels you can check out the many 4x4 stores on the internet or check ebay or your local craigslist.

Again unless you plain on going larger that 31's in the future dont worry about your backspacing so much and just go with a 15x8 wheel that you really like
12-20-2007 05:24 PM
zrkst1 wheres the best place to look for 15x8 wheels with a 5x4.5 and 4" or less backspacing for 450 or less for all 4
12-20-2007 05:18 PM
Scotty355 check your pm
12-20-2007 05:13 PM
zrkst1 pictures and details on rims and tires?
12-20-2007 05:05 PM
Scotty355 I live on the other side of the state, I'll give you a good deal on 5 wheels not 4 like the ebay ad with 30" tires included.
12-20-2007 05:04 PM
zrkst1 the wheels in that link are 15x8 though isn't that what i need?
12-20-2007 04:54 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by zrkst1 View Post
http://cgi.ebay.com/15-8-Jeep-Wrangl...QQcmdZViewItem

that should work now


whats the backspacing size on those and will they work with no rub? someone told me i have to go 4" inch backspacing or less
With 31x10.50 tires, you could even run stock wheels which have from 5.25" to 5.5" of backspacing so no, you don't have to remain at 4" or under of backspacing. A 9.5" wheel is still a little too wide for a 31x10.50 tire.
12-20-2007 04:53 PM
zrkst1 i'm from pittsburgh.....

the tires i'm getting though are 31/10.5/15

can't fit on a 9.5 inch rim right?
12-20-2007 04:48 PM
Scotty355 They look like stock ravine wheels just painted black, my unlimited came with those wheels and 30x9.50x15 tires and I had no rub. Where are you located at?
There are a few sets of wheels and tires here for sale. someone might be able to give you a good deal.
12-20-2007 04:40 PM
zrkst1 http://cgi.ebay.com/15-8-Jeep-Wrangl...QQcmdZViewItem

that should work now


whats the backspacing size on those and will they work with no rub? someone told me i have to go 4" inch backspacing or less
12-20-2007 04:22 PM
zrkst1 so my budget is around 900 and the tires i decided on are 530

where is somewhere good to look for 15x8 wheels?



at the same time... i absolutely love these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/15-8-...spagenameZWDVW however someone told me because of the backspacing listed that it would not work
12-20-2007 04:02 PM
LIVE TO JEEP,JEEP TO LIVE I have a sweet set(5) of aluminum factory tires and rims from a 04 unlimited. They would look sa weet on your ride........ Best of all they will fit. Let me know if you want pics....They are total babe magnets!
12-20-2007 03:44 PM
Jonny15 yeah 15x8's will work for larger tire sizes as well, the only thing you might have to worry about is the backspacing of stock rims....the backspacing wont be a problem with 31's, worst you'd have to do is adjust the steering stops, but if you ever decide to go with 33x12.5's running wheel spacers would probably be your best bet if you want to use those same wheels

But like everyone said above if you're just planning on running 31's go ahead and get those 15x8 rims you want, they'll fit fine
12-20-2007 03:03 PM
Steelman zrkst1,

If you're going to get 31X10.50R15 tires, get 15X8 wheels and you'll be set.

You may rub a little when you turn all the way left or right.
If so, do this (takes about 5 minutes): http://www.4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html
12-20-2007 02:21 PM
Jerry Bransford A 15x10 wide wheel is too wide for a 31x10.50 tire, I would run nothing wider than a 15x8 wheel for that size. The object isn't to match the tire's width to the wheel width, the object is to match the wheel width to the tire's natural bead width which is usually several inches narrower than the tire's official width.

What's the problem? It takes much more air presssure to keep the tire seated securely against the wheel than it does with the proper width. Which means if you offroad, you can't air down very much since it could allow the tire to unseat from the wheel.

A 15x8 wheel works well for even bigger tires than 31x10.50. Most offroaders running 33x12.50 and 35x12.50 (as I run) prefer running them on 15x8 wheels.

But even on the street I wouldn't run a 15x10 wheel with 31x10.50 tires, that wheel is just plain too wide.
12-20-2007 01:36 PM
zrkst1 any pictures of that 99 moa?
12-20-2007 01:21 PM
MoA i ran 31x10.5 stock from 99 until about 2 months ago.. no lift at all


jeep had a nice stance for a non-lifted jeep.. also barely ever rubbed, only when doing a u-turn..
12-20-2007 12:58 PM
Jonny15
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
no way. i've seen 35's "fit" under a stock TJ.

i ran 32's on the street and in mud with no rubbing.

lol alright yes you could probably stuff 35's under there if you wanted to, but the most common largest accepted size tires are 31's....some people can run 32's without too many problems but most get at least some rubbing and you wont get much flex out of your suspension at all. Granted, if you're just doing thise for looks and dont do any offroading 32's will work for you, but be aware you're more than likely going to get some rubbing, most people do, especially if you decide to take it offroad. Any a 1" body lift would make more room if he decided to go with 32's but he already said he didnt want a lift right now. Any bigger than 32's wouldnt make sense to put on a stock tj unless you were going to lift it a few days later and just had to mount the tires.

And i messed up, i took a quick look at the link and didnt really look at the wheel, only saw black and assumed steelies but they're not ....but those wheels are ordinary 15x8's and they look like ravines just with a black finish....i'm positive you'll be able to put 31's on them, plenty of people run 31's on stock wheels and they work just fine, i dont see the problem...and he never actually said he ever wanted to run 33's either....now if he ever does go to 33's he can either buy new wheels or get wheel spacers, but for now with those wheels 31's will fit stock.
12-20-2007 12:41 PM
Jonny15
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
no way. i've seen 35's "fit" under a stock TJ.

i ran 32's on the street and in mud with no rubbing.

Alright yes you could probably stuff 35's under there if you wanted to, but the most common largest accepted size tires are 31's....some people can run 32's without too many problems but most get at least some rubbing and you wont get much flex out of your suspension at all. Any a 1" body lift would make more room but he already said he didnt want a lift right now. Any bigger than 32's wouldnt make sense to put on a stock tj unless you were going to lift it a few days later and just had to mount the tires.

And i messed up, i took a quick look at the link and didnt really look at the wheel, only saw black and assumed steelies but they're not ....but those wheels are ordinary 15x8's and they look like ravines just with a black finish....i'm positive you'll be able to put 31's on them, plenty of people run 31's on stock wheels and they work just fine, i dont see the problem...and he never actually said he ever wanted to run 33's either....now if he ever does go to 33's he can either buy new wheels or get wheel spacers, but for now with those wheels 31's will fit stock.
12-20-2007 10:20 AM
Unlimited Tini runs 31x10.5x15 BFG M/T's

She has a 2" Budget boost and a 1" body lift

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