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joehernandez 03-28-2012 11:24 AM

Should I trade my wheels for this?
 
Ok i Have MB wheels 15x10.50
but recently i bought the STT Cooper 33x12.50 so i want wheels with 12.50 in width. My wheels came with the jeep, they are nice but i want something better.
i found this guy that wants me to trade my wheels plus $200
but i don't know if i am getting screwed or not

Ok this is my jeep with the wheels i have
http://i43.tinypic.com/33oidky.jpg

This are the wheels he has
http://i39.tinypic.com/1h5s46.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/35jfsdk.jpg

what do you guys think?

bcpaddler 03-28-2012 11:29 AM

What size are those? They look wide?

They also look like Mickey Thompson Classic II's??

4 Wheel Customs - Mickey Thompson Classic II (Polished)

^^ are chrome, and his look like polished alum....

oIIIIIIo 03-28-2012 11:31 AM

IMHO...I would keep what you have. Great lookin rig you got there!:thumb:

Badass_TJ 03-28-2012 11:50 AM

you dont need a 12.5 rim because you run a 12.5 tire, if i read that right and thats what your saying, a 10" wheel is fine. alot of people even say thats to wide, most people say 8" wide rim is perfact for a 12.5 tire. ohh and your wheel are def better id keep those....:thumb:

bcpaddler 03-28-2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badass_tj
you dont need a 12.5 rim because you run a 12.5 tire, if i read that right and thats what your saying, a 10" wheel is fine. Alot of people even say thats to wide, most people say 8" wide rim is perfact for a 12.5 tire. Ohh and your wheel are def better id keep those....:thumb:

^^x2

joehernandez 03-28-2012 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcpaddler (Post 2191889)
What size are those? They look wide?

They also look like Mickey Thompson Classic II's??

4 Wheel Customs - Mickey Thompson Classic II (Polished)

^^ are chrome, and his look like polished alum....

The ones he has are 15x12.50
i dont know the brand though
yeah his are polished alum,, but i think they are chrome and are just dirty lol

joehernandez 03-28-2012 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oIIIIIIo (Post 2191902)
IMHO...I would keep what you have. Great lookin rig you got there!:thumb:

they look nice right
thanks still in the process of making it the way i want

Hayabusa_Rider 03-28-2012 12:40 PM

Keep yours

joehernandez 03-28-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Badass_TJ (Post 2191982)
you dont need a 12.5 rim because you run a 12.5 tire, if i read that right and thats what your saying, a 10" wheel is fine. alot of people even say thats to wide, most people say 8" wide rim is perfact for a 12.5 tire. ohh and your wheel are def better id keep those....:thumb:

but if i have a 12.50 rim the tires would look wider than what i have,,
or i am wrong?
I am saying because i have seen jeeps with really wide tires and i ask them and they say they have a 12.50 wheel
i will show you a pic from the front

http://i41.tinypic.com/124wsq8.jpg

fourty4magjr 03-28-2012 12:45 PM

Yep keep the ones you have!

TJ Green 03-28-2012 08:35 PM

i would keep the ones you have,i think the other ones will make your jeep look old,just my opinion.

Ibuildembig 03-28-2012 08:45 PM

They could be a Mickey Thomson/Alcoa in which case, that's lightyears over what you have. They should say on the backside of them either MT or Alcoa....the classic II's didn't have the holes in that location and they are alot bigger. They are a forged wheel versus a cast wheel like 98 percent of the crap made today. That being said, they never made a 12.5 wheel, its either a 12 or a 10. Measure between the beads and that will tell you what it is. If its the real deal I would trade him in a heartbeat because those wheels will outlast any jeep.....and you can polish them to a mirror in a flash.

Jerry Bransford 03-28-2012 08:58 PM

Never think of wheel widths as to be matched with tire width, like 12.5" wide tires with 12.5" wide wheels, nothing could be further from the truth or what would work well. Matching the two widths would make for a tire that would have a tough time remaining seated.

First, a tire's width is only measured at its widest point, half-way up the sidewall, not at its tread or beads that mount on the wheel. A 12.5" wide tire is more like 10.5" wide at its bead and tread width.

For a 12.5" wide tire, optimal wheel size for a tire that gets aired down for offroading/paved road use is actually going to be a 15x8. That size wheel is better able to keep a tire seated once it has been aired down for offroading. For pure street use, a 15x10 is fine.

I wouldn't run a 15x12 wheel for any conceivable tire size that would be commonly used on a Jeep.


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