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Old 11-11-2017, 10:42 PM
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33/12.50s vs 33/10.50s

Any pro or con to the width?

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Depends on what your intended use is. You might find this article helpful.

Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel
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I ran Treadwright Guard Dogs that were 33x10.5 on JK #1, I think they called them 295/70/17.
That size worked well on my Teraflex 2" level kit.
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I was concerned with it being too top heavy with the taller tire but not a wider base?
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We are talking about a YJ here, right?

With either width tire you will need either wheel spacers or new wheels with less back spacing or they'll rub the leaf springs in a tight turn. So that will take care of the width base.

I'm running 2.5" lift and 32x11.50's on TJ Canyon wheels with 1.5" SpiderTrax spacers. There's no rubbing and it's very stable. No feeling of being top heavy.
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I have 33 10.50 bfg km2's on my yj and my tj..... I wouldn't have it any other way..... top heavy is a non issue.....just put that out of your mind....
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I also dont think you have as many tire options with 10.50s and 12.50 is the norm with 8 wheels.


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Gottago, what lift are you running on the YJ?
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4.5" rubicon express extreme duty springs....
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I also dont think you have as many tire options with 10.50s and 12.50 is the norm with 8 wheels.
Pretty much this. I ran 33x10.5s on my Blazer for a while, and tire selection in those sizes is very limited. I think BFG still offers the size in both KO and KM versions, and General has the Grabber X3. There might be another one or two tires in 33x10.5 out there, but choices are more varied when you jump to the bigger width.

Personally, I am a fan of the "tall and narrow" tire, for many of the reasons listed in the linked article, above. Plus, to my old eyes, they look "right", especially on older rigs.
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Have you considered going to a 16 or 17 inch wheel and metric tire? That could solve the selection dilemma.
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Have you considered going to a 16 or 17 inch wheel and metric tire? That could solve the selection dilemma.
Good call. A 255/85R16 measures a true 33" x 10" and a 285/75R16 comes in at 32.8" x 11.2". Either one of those sizes has a lot more tire selection.
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tirerack.com shows a LOT more selection for the 285/75R16.

Edit: However, the 16's are all load range D and &, whereas the 15's are generally load range C.
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Who needs selection when km2's and ko2's are available....
Jus sayin
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My set of the original BFG AT's turned me against them. Maybe the 2's are better, but while I got 93,000 miles out of the 235/75R15's I had mounted back in '93 or '94 and they still had some tread left, their on road traction in anything other than hot and dry weather was far less than desirable. I get far better traction from my 32x11.50 Falken Wildpeak AT's than the BFG's ever dreamed of. Of course, this is just my own personal experience with them. But even the Pep Boy's el cheapo 235/75R15 I replaced them with had better on road performance than they did.

So, for me, BFG's...mmmm...no thank you.
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That would suck but damn 93k???? That's amazing..... did you maybe get some freak set from the stone age? LOL.....
I have 33 1050 15 km2's on both my yj and my tj... 255 85 16 E km2's on my ford dually and 235 85 16 ko2's on my gmc dually....
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I am in the process of buying a wheel a month from quadratec.
On a budget.
Went with the 15 on advice from my tire guy.
Have you priced the 15s vs the others?
May not be the same everywhere, but around here the savings are enough.
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33x12.50, 32x11.50, and 31x10.50.


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That would suck but damn 93k???? That's amazing..... did you maybe get some freak set from the stone age? LOL.....
I have 33 1050 15 km2's on both my yj and my tj... 255 85 16 E km2's on my ford dually and 235 85 16 ko2's on my gmc dually....
I am from the stone age.

They were the original AT's. How are yours on slushy/icy highways? I think it due to the rubber compound they used. If they've changed it then I might consider a set of the new stuff.
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I am in the process of buying a wheel a month from quadratec.
On a budget.
Went with the 15 on advice from my tire guy.
Have you priced the 15s vs the others?
May not be the same everywhere, but around here the savings are enough.
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33x12.50, 32x11.50, and 31x10.50.


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$$$ is also a consideration to be taken into account. Very good point! 33's also look better on 15's, plus they will have better sidewall flex and conformity offroad.
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The mt's are great.... I just got the at's so they haven't seen any of that foul language stuff you mention yet.... I was thinking of you today tho.... drove into town in the rain.... with my tbi 454 and 4.10 gears I was unable to break em (31" tall) loose from a stop on wet pavement.... granted a tbi 454 is like a hobbled draft horse but if that helps you at all....
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