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Old 04-02-2019, 10:36 AM
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Getting New Shoes Soon

I will be getting some new shoes for my 94 YJ this spring and need a few opinions on sizing. I’m pretty set on going with 15” ProComp 1069 Polished and BFG KO2s 33x12.5x15. I’ve seen a bunch of comparisons between an 8” rim and 10” rim. My Jeep mainly sees pavement and most likely sand over mud.

The 10s will have a deeper offset, making them poke out more but I hear people with issues when airing down. 8s will tuck more and let me airdown more of and when I need to.

With that said too, I will selling my current wheels the P.O. had and will post them in the marketplace at some point.

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I ran a 15 x 10 for a while and didn't have any issues with normal trail use. I didn't go below 10 PSI. The wheels were definitely more vulnerable though. That adds another reason to consider an 8" wheel.

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Remember... bigger tires and bigger wheels means more weight. Longer stopping distances, more wear and tear on brakes engine and drive line, poorer fuel economy...

Do you want them because they look cool, or do you need them?

Not saying you are wrong to want them, but consider your driving needs when you make your choice.
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I found that the answer lies in the fender flares. If you have 7" flares you want 15x10. See attached pic for that setup below. I had 15x8 but it didn't look right. Tires are 33x12.5x15
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I run doorless with foot pegs and had deep offset rims.
Didn't care for spray up my shorts when it rained.

I put up with it until I moved to NH which requires the tires to be tucked.
I got new rims, now I'm happy and the gubmit is happy.

Same size tire on both rims....



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I run doorless with foot pegs and had deep offset rims.
Didn't care for spray up my shorts when it rained.

I put up with it until I moved to NH which requires the tires to be tucked.
I got new rims, now I'm happy and the gubmit is happy.

Same size tire on both rims....



Do you know what the offset is on your new setup?

Thanks all for the other feedback. I do like the look of having some of the tire poking out but longevity of the mechanical components is a consideration.
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My vote is 8" for use in either sand or pavement.
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Do you know what the offset is on your new setup?
Sorry, jeep is stored about 800 miles away right now.
We will be reunited in 5 weeks.
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Been there done that with 10" rims and 33's on a CJ5 and a few Chevy's.
Will handle better on the street for sure. I like 33 x 10.50 's on 8" rims :-)
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