Anyone have any pictures of their ride with larger tires on the stock Jeep rims? I'm planning on upgrading to 33"s in the near future but to be frugal I was planning on keeping my stock 17" rims and maybe painting them a darker colour better match the body colour. Has anyone had any luck with this? Does it look good? Is the fit right, or is using stock rims out of the question?
06-24-2011 04:42 PM
Lots of folks put 33s on the stock 17" wheels. I don't have any pictures myself, but there are many around.
You'll lose some articulation (i.e., the wheel will hit the fender sooner when pushed upward while offroading) but it'll work out okay until you get the funds to toss in a small lift. You will need wheel spacers to prevent rubbing on turns though.
Here's a thread from a guy who just painted his wheels mineral grey. There are also a number of threads from folks who bedlined their wheels, like this one.
Off Road King
06-24-2011 05:51 PM
you have 32's stock, a lot of people put 35s on 17's. That why I wanted 17'' so I could put bigger tires on without having to get new rims.
06-25-2011 05:03 PM
Hey man i have pro comp 2.5' on stock rim i love it. i dont wanna flashy rims, and i really the look of the grey rims, although i wish they were poated coated. i dig it
06-25-2011 08:45 PM
I have 285/70/17 which is 32.71" on stock rims but you will have to buy 1.5" wheel spacer to do it. Got them on mine and it is doing great. Just have to make sure to torque them correctly.
This is what almost 33's, lol look like with spacers.