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Agent Orange 10-02-2005 12:44 AM

Does width matter?
 
I have some nice 10" wide rims with a 3 3/4" back spacing for my 2005 TJ that were given to me free. Will a 32/11.50/15 tire fit with those rims with a 2" budget boost without rubbing with moderate off road use?

Rocjeeper 10-02-2005 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Agent Orange
I have some nice 10" wide rims with a 3 3/4" back spacing for my 2005 TJ that were given to me free. Will a 32/11.50/15 tire fit with those rims with a 2" budget boost without rubbing with moderate off road use?

Yeah they'll fit, but they will be WAY out from under the wheel flares.

jeeperman 10-02-2005 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Agent Orange
I have some nice 10" wide rims with a 3 3/4" back spacing for my 2005 TJ that were given to me free. Will a 32/11.50/15 tire fit with those rims with a 2" budget boost without rubbing with moderate off road use?

You may also run into trouble keeping the tire on the bead at lower pressures because of the wider rim. I would recommend an 8" wheel (even 7" would work) for those tires.

khenderson 10-02-2005 05:41 PM

yeah....but wheels that are a little off but free is so much better than buying wheels that would be completely correct.

rjkjoe 10-03-2005 01:57 PM

It's not the width that counts it's how you use them! :D ;)

khenderson 10-03-2005 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rjkjoe
It's not the width that counts it's how you use them! :D ;)


whatever helps you sleep at night!

jeepmutt 10-09-2005 07:52 PM

You'll be fine. I assume the rubbing you care about is at full turn, not full articulation. If stuffing the wheel wells on the rocks IS your concern, longer bumpstops are cheap enough. The tires/wheels will stick out some past the flares, but in AZ you'll never care. (In the NorthEast extending beyond the flares sprays mud, snow, road salt, etc. all over the sides.) I agree that 8" wheels would hold the bead better at low pressures, but the 8" ones aren't free. A 7" wheel is pretty skinny and will create a lot of sidewall bulge for an 11.5" wide tire, IMO.


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