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04-13-2013 02:07 PM
BigManAndy I've been running 15 inch MB72's on my 2012 for 18 months now without any issue.
04-13-2013 01:13 PM
baytownbert I do not have that problem with my 15 inch American Racing Outlaw 1 wheels and since the Wrangler MT/R sidewalls are 3 ply Kevlar, no problem with mushy sidewalls. The whole set-up is heavy as the dickens though and very strong.
04-13-2013 11:38 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post

The Tie Rod End is what the issue is. With a 15" wheel the stock TREs barely fit into the diameter of the wheel. If you go to a better replacement tie rod the ends will not clear inside the diameter of the wheel. Most aftermarket TREs are 1-ton or more. They are substantially larger than the stock ends.

For the record, any 16" or larger alloy or steel wheel will not have this problem.
Wait for it.........
04-13-2013 10:27 AM
smontesi81
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Originally Posted by Viper77 View Post

I like the way those look, I'll probably go with the same GW Duratrac and TKO wheel combo from discount tire. They've got the best prices
They sure do! I got an amazingggg deal on a set of 5 wheels and tires two weeks ago during a promotion they were running. They also offer an additional discount to forum members and can't deny free shipping!

Good luck with your purchase!
04-13-2013 10:19 AM
ESP
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Tie Rod? They aren't attached to the wheel. The hub doesn't change?.
The Tie Rod End is what the issue is. With a 15" wheel the stock TREs barely fit into the diameter of the wheel. If you go to a better replacement tie rod the ends will not clear inside the diameter of the wheel. Most aftermarket TREs are 1-ton or more. They are substantially larger than the stock ends.

For the record, any 16" or larger alloy or steel wheel will not have this problem.
04-13-2013 10:13 AM
jdyowa
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Originally Posted by rays0852 View Post

X2
I went with the MB TKOs. Do your self a favor and don't do what I did. Go straight to 35s.

Also on 15" wheels you will have a hard time finding aftermarket tie rods and tie rod ends that will fit.
Tie Rod? They aren't attached to the wheel. The hub doesn't change?.
04-13-2013 09:44 AM
Viper77
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Originally Posted by smontesi81 View Post

The pictures don't do them justice. The combo looks awesome on. I went with the 33x12.5 Wrangler Duratrac tires and they are very aggressive looking in real life
I like the way those look, I'll probably go with the same GW Duratrac and TKO wheel combo from discount tire. They've got the best prices
04-13-2013 09:01 AM
ESP
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Honestly, I would not run 15's with 35's. with a C load tire was very unstable. A lot of sidewall "jiggle" and balancing issues.
Somebody mentioned tie rod fitment. If upgrading your tie rod in the future, 15's may not work.

I wish I would have went 16's or 17's from the start.

2 other friends of mine on here did the same.
Agree.

15s are ok for 33s but are not nearly as stable or as good with 35s or larger. Regarding the fitment of TREs, it will be an issue as most aftermarket replacement rods are too big to fit with 15s. Alloy 15x8s are fine with 3.75" or 4.0" of backspacing and -19mm or -12mm off set.
04-13-2013 08:37 AM
kjeeper10 Honestly, I would not run 15's with 35's. with a C load tire was very unstable. A lot of sidewall "jiggle" and balancing issues.
Somebody mentioned tie rod fitment. If upgrading your tie rod in the future, 15's may not work.

I wish I would have went 16's or 17's from the start.

2 other friends of mine on here did the same.
04-13-2013 05:53 AM
baytownbert Don't believe everything you read about what won't fit. If the backspacing and other dimensions are good, there's a good chance you can run it. Everyone I talked to including American Racing said these wheels will not fit.

04-13-2013 02:59 AM
Billy Baldone I have 15'' Cragar soft 8's.I had to run a spacer. Others have shaved the caliper.
04-13-2013 01:43 AM
suicideking I also went with the MB TKO and 35" GY MTR.

There's a list of other wheels that will work in this thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/pic...tml?highlight=
04-12-2013 11:23 PM
smontesi81
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Originally Posted by Viper77 View Post
Awesome!..., my color is flame red so I think those would look good
The pictures don't do them justice. The combo looks awesome on. I went with the 33x12.5 Wrangler Duratrac tires and they are very aggressive looking in real life
04-12-2013 11:20 PM
Viper77 Awesome!..., my color is flame red so I think those would look good
04-12-2013 10:58 PM
smontesi81 Attachment 235381


Attachment 235383

Here's mine
04-12-2013 10:56 PM
Viper77 You have any pics of your jeep with the MB TKOs?
04-12-2013 09:39 PM
rays0852
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Originally Posted by smontesi81 View Post
I just installed the same tires in my JK and went with the MB TKOs from Discount Tire. No rubbing or interfering with the calipers at all. Whatever you go with make sure the backspacing is 3.75 or greater and you will be good. Most steel wheels will cause issues so best to go with alloy.
X2
I went with the MB TKOs. Do your self a favor and don't do what I did. Go straight to 35s.

Also on 15" wheels you will have a hard time finding aftermarket tie rods and tie rod ends that will fit.
04-12-2013 09:20 PM
smontesi81 I just installed the same tires in my JK and went with the MB TKOs from Discount Tire. No rubbing or interfering with the calipers at all. Whatever you go with make sure the backspacing is 3.75 or greater and you will be good. Most steel wheels will cause issues so best to go with alloy.
04-12-2013 09:18 PM
whayes Kramer2k has 15" wheels

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/kra...ad-191626.html
04-12-2013 09:04 PM
Viper77
15" wheels for '12 JK ??

I'm looking to put 33x12.50R15 tires on my '12 2dr Sport. Any ideas on 15" wheels? I've heard there may be some caliper interference?
What about the 15x8 cragar soft 8 wheels, 4" backspace, -12mm offset....any others?

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