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dwdrums801 06-17-2007 12:15 AM

steel rims/ Tires!
ok before I hyjack any of the other threads ill start my own lol

I need help picking out a cheap steel rim and tires... I want a rim that has a very common size so when I need new tires I wont have to do this again

I was looking at the BFG mud terrain's, Mickey Thompson Baja Claw or Interco TRXUS mud terrain. I need them in 33's

Any opinions on these tires would be great. These tires/rims will only be used for the summer when I live on the beach.

Whats a more common sized rim? and under $100 per rim?
Thanks, Bill

1BLKJP 06-17-2007 12:18 AM

15x8 will be your best bet when it comes to jeep wheels.

AzTJ 06-17-2007 12:34 AM

I've found some aluminum Dick Cepek DC-1 wheels for $99/each :D

dwdrums801 06-17-2007 01:22 PM

ok If I get 15x10 rims would this "33 X 12.50 R-15 LT" size tire fit on it?

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 01:44 PM

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i would install 12.5" wide tires on 8" wide rims. that works much better if you drive off the road with low tire pressure.

dwdrums801 06-17-2007 05:55 PM

well they have to be able to go high way speeds also...would they still be good 55 mph?

nicolas-eric 06-17-2007 05:58 PM

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MT tires aren´t very good for (highspeed) on road use.
i don´t go faster than 80 mls with myAT tires because i don´t feel safe. and MT tires need about 1/4-1/3 more meters to brake down the jeep.

AzTJ 06-17-2007 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by dwdrums801 (Post 93133)
well they have to be able to go high way speeds also...would they still be good 55 mph?

If your on a freeway or highway yes. They are rated up to like 90mph. I've done 60-63 on my XJ with BFG MT's.

Price = BFG MT
Performance = Baja Claw

The Interco MT's will wear out alot faster than what you'd like. I donno about the claws for highway usage, but the BFG's would prolly be your best bet.

Scout 06-17-2007 08:29 PM

15x8 is a good size. You'll have a lot of choices with tire size and 15" tires are also much less expensive.

I've run the BFG MT's and I'm running the Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. Between the two the BFG is probably the best choice for an all around tire that sees mainly pavement and trails sometimes. It has much less road noise than the Claws. Although I think the Claws works great for me as my Jeep isn't a daily driver and it's a good all around tire too.

One other tire you might want to take a look at is the Toyo MT's. I don't have any personal experience with them but from what I've heard and read people always have good things to say about them.


debruins 06-17-2007 08:36 PM

my recommendation pro comp MT's

if you have the extra $$$ go for these;

Heichelbech 06-21-2007 01:10 PM

I'm running 33x10.50 Superswamper TSL Raidals on 15x8 Crager Soft 8's (aka Crager 397's) on my 97 TJ and couldn't be happier. The tire might be alittle aggressive for your taste but I think the wheels are right up your alley. I bought mine from Quadratec for 34.99 each (here is a link the center caps shown are $8.00 each and I picked those up aswell. They are cheap, tough, and I think they look good too.

gcdcpakmbs 06-21-2007 02:42 PM

I'm a novice, but it looks like you'd be better off going with 15x8's and an AT instead of an MT. I think (I think) you will get better performance on the sand and on the hwy with the AT's.

The 15x8's would hold the bead better when aired down, the AT's wouldn't dig as much sand.

Heichelbech 06-25-2007 11:09 AM

I just noticed I said my TJ was a 97 typo! it's a 99. Not that it really matters but hey.

compshooter 06-25-2007 11:31 AM

Side note......Baja Claws are directional tires. Good tires, but to really be prepared, you need two spares, one for each side.

dwdrums801 06-25-2007 02:15 PM

yeah i ruled those tires out already and decided to get bumper adn winch now instead...thanks though

penguin_in_a_cj 06-25-2007 04:34 PM

dude if your looking for something really cheap hit salvage yards and yard sale for old wagon wheels:D

erickpl 06-26-2007 09:00 AM

I run TrXuS MT's (33x12.5x15) on my 15x8 wheels. They do just fine on road as they are already siped from the factory. Wear-wise, I'm doing just fine and they seem to be holding up just like my BFG AT's did.

The 12.5" tire width fits nicely on the 8" rim both on and off road and it lets me air down nicely on the trail.

Just be sure you get the proper backspacing, which for a TJ and 33x12.5's should be around 3.75 to 4". And the bolt pattern is 5x4.5.

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