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WillDawg 07-05-2013 02:59 PM

First jeep, bought new. Wrecked it and wanting to upgrade now. I'm wanting to do a lift or at least a leveling question is about the rims there a huge drawback to keeping the 17x7.5"? Price of tires? Less trail ability?

Thanks for the help in advance!

JKjingle 07-05-2013 03:06 PM

They won't have enough backspacing for a wider tire. You can remedy that with spacers but some don't like them an consider them unsafe. As far as a 17 inch tire goes it'll be more money than 15 that's for sure but a little better on road as less sidewall. A 15 will be a little better offroad cause you can air down more and not risk dinging the rim. 15s sometimes have issues clearing the brake calipers as well so keep that in mind. I'm going for new 17s with more backspacing when my lift gets here just so I have the option of going with bigger tires as I may get 37s down the road and want to buy everything once. I'm also not a fan of spacers it's just one more thing to worry about... Although some people go years and years with no issues

WillDawg 07-05-2013 03:10 PM

Thanks! Offset and backspacing, off to do research.

08wranglerJKL 07-05-2013 03:32 PM

Chive on! Couldn't resist

WillDawg 07-05-2013 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by 08wranglerjkl (Post 3930336)
chive on! Couldn't resist


brianb 07-05-2013 05:40 PM

16's problem solved

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