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ajtudor 05-06-2008 11:04 PM

Anyone Running 33x14.5s??
 
Is anyone running 33x14.5s on their TJ? Got any Pics? Anything needed different from running 33x12.5?

timritchieblue 05-06-2008 11:22 PM

you will need to have your fr and rear end narrowed so they will tuck

MoA 05-06-2008 11:55 PM

the correct backspacing.. i run 3.75'' backspacing for 12.5'' tires.. gf runs 4'' for 13.5'' tires..

id run 3.75'' tires with a 1'' wheel spacers if i had to run a 14.5 tire..

i wouldnt want that wide of a tire especially in snow

Scout 05-06-2008 11:56 PM

Out of curiosity who makes a 33 x 14.5?

rketr 05-07-2008 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Scout (Post 226588)
Out of curiosity who makes a 33 x 14.5?

Was wondering the same thing.

Also out of curiosity, what are the rules up there for flare coverage? (recently spoke w/ a policeman here in TX and he said we only have to have 1 lug of the tire covered...gonna find another cop and ask the same question)

Scout 05-07-2008 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rketr (Post 226604)
Was wondering the same thing.

Also out of curiosity, what are the rules up there for flare coverage? (recently spoke w/ a policeman here in TX and he said we only have to have 1 lug of the tire covered...gonna find another cop and ask the same question)

That's the first time I've heard anything about tire coverage here. I always assumed (yeah..I know) that here in Texas there weren't any tire coverage laws?!?! :confused:

AzTJ 05-07-2008 12:29 AM

I know that Pit-Bull Tires make a 33x13.5... and a 35x14.5... but never heard of a 33x14.5.

nicolas-eric 05-07-2008 12:31 AM

IMO 33x14.5 looks funny because they are too wide.

dwdrums801 05-07-2008 12:46 AM

yea i would only want something like that if i drove only on sand

rketr 05-07-2008 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Scout (Post 226608)
That's the first time I've heard anything about tire coverage here. I always assumed (yeah..I know) that here in Texas there weren't any tire coverage laws?!?! :confused:

Thats why I wanna ask a couple more cops to see if the first was actually accurate.

Anybody know if there is a site or page out there that summarizes the various laws in the different states? I know here in TX it is hard to find the info...would be invaluable if a centralized summary sheet were generated.

MoA 05-07-2008 01:20 AM

heh.. my tires stick out like 2'' on each side and cops havent said nething yet..

i have had a cop say something to me about my doors being off.. but it was because i didnt have a seatbelt on.. and it was more of a smart@$$ comment than it was anything else..

ive had a cop stop me one time and tell me he liked my jeep =p

Triple88a 05-07-2008 01:37 AM

Doesnt super swamper make any kind and size of tire but the round kind? I think the claws were also available around that width.

MoA 05-07-2008 01:44 AM

uh.. trip.. arent tires round?

Triple88a 05-07-2008 01:54 AM

Not super swampers unless you're lucky.. they are more of an egg shaped.

mrbigjeep 05-07-2008 12:09 PM

:rolleyes: :banghead:

distortedtj 05-07-2008 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 226635)
Not super swampers unless you're lucky.. they are more of an egg shaped.

speaking from experience???

distortedtj 05-07-2008 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Scout (Post 226588)
Out of curiosity who makes a 33 x 14.5?

Mickey Thompson Baja Belted comes in that size. Guy here in town runs them.
Looks goofy to me but to each their own

mrbigjeep 05-07-2008 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 226729)
speaking from experience???

thank you

Jerry Bransford 05-07-2008 01:03 PM

One thing to keep in mind about a tire that wide is hydroplaning when the roads are covered in water from rain. I personally wouldn't even consider that wide of a tire if it's driven on the street too. Think of a tire that wide as a really good water ski when on a wet paved road. :eek:

rketr 05-07-2008 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 226737)
One thing to keep in mind about a tire that wide is hydroplaning when the roads are covered in water from rain. I personally wouldn't even consider that wide of a tire if it's driven on the street too. Think of a tire that wide as a really good water ski when on a wet paved road. :eek:

'course when you are going big, there's not much choice on the width. I'm in the process of putting 42x14.5 Irok's on mine...hopefully won't be water skiing when it rains :D

Jerry Bransford 05-07-2008 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rketr (Post 226748)
'course when you are going big, there's not much choice on the width. I'm in the process of putting 42x14.5 Irok's on mine...hopefully won't be water skiing when it rains :D

Yep but he's only going with 33" tires where 12.50" is the more common width. :)

cherokee980 05-07-2008 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 226635)
Not super swampers unless you're lucky.. they are more of an egg shaped.

My swampers ride like a champ...70 -80 mph..no wobble, no nothing..just alot of noise from the tire itself

ajtudor 05-07-2008 05:30 PM

I'll take the advice and stick with 12.5

Thanks.

Triple88a 05-07-2008 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 226729)
speaking from experience???

Yeah. I was gonna get a set of boggers. There were 2 guys that were selling them at the time because of that reason and because of that reason is why i didnt get them lol.

For roads, 12.5s are pretty tough. Here in chicago many roads curve because of the weight of the vehicles pushed them down so they end up wavy as in when you're driving thhere are "tracks" into the road. My 12.5s have hard time with that since it pulls and pushes them so you have to be exactly in the center of the "track".

MoA 05-07-2008 08:14 PM

my 12.5'' tires help me out sometimes.. when im driving my dads truck with 10.5'' tires, i seem to hit potholes a lot more.. the little bit wider tire makes it feel like i drive over the potholes instead of hitting them..

my dads truck even has coilovers =p

but in the winter they suck because they are wider.. same as in the rain..

Triple88a 05-07-2008 09:01 PM

I donno man, For me the "tracks" on the road annoy me a lot. I'm not talking a little tiny curve, i'm talking about 3" deep track on some places.


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