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Old May 15th, 2020, 19:52
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I have 17 wheels on my Jeep now. It came with a 4.5 Rough Country lift. It has BFG M/T on it. I want to switch to 33 BFG A/T. Thinking of going with the stock wheel to lighten the Jeep up. Will do this after I get the Engine and Death Wobble fixed.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 21:26
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Re: Stock wheels

What size tire do you have now because I'm running 265/70r17 that works out to almost a 32" tire I'm on a 4.5" lift also
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Old May 16th, 2020, 06:21
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Re: Stock wheels

By stock wheel do you mean 15 inch x 7 inch with 5.25 backspacing ?

Most 33 inch tires are 12.5 wide which should be mounted on a 10 inch rim according to the tire mfg website.

What are you going to do about the additional offset you are going to want to have ?
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Old May 16th, 2020, 10:03
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Re: Stock wheels

I’m currently running 255/75/17 on the Jeep. I would have to go with a wider wheel with a 33. I was just thinking that a 15” wheel would be lighter.
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Old May 16th, 2020, 10:10
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Re: Stock wheels

Yeah, 15s are the way to go IMO.
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Old May 16th, 2020, 10:42
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Re: Stock wheels

Rubi rims are a great choice with 4.5" BS but they are 16". I ran a bunch of different rims before deciding on them.
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Old May 16th, 2020, 11:47
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I'm at 5.5" and my 33x10.50's w/ 15x7-4.5BS wheels rubbed so it was a easy decision when I went to WJ brakes.
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Old May 17th, 2020, 10:19
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Re: Stock wheels

For a short time I ran 33 X 10.50 KO2s on stock rims, it caused the center of the tire to wear faster and besides, it looked bad. 8" wide rims work, look and ride much better.

If you use the rig for a lot of wheeling, 15" rims will be lighter and ride better off-road due to the taller sidewalls and the 15" tire's lighter weight capacity rating, compared to 16" or 17" tires, most of which are designed for heavier vehicles.
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For a short time I ran 33 X 10.50 KO2s on stock rims, it caused the center of the tire to wear faster and besides, it looked bad. 8" wide rims work, look and ride much better.

If you use the rig for a lot of wheeling, 15" rims will be lighter and ride better off-road due to the taller sidewalls and the 15" tire's lighter weight capacity rating, compared to 16" or 17" tires, most of which are designed for heavier vehicles.
My 2k's are almost the same as yours, when I started with my Ultra-star wheels I ran 265's and with my Rubi's I run a 265/75-16 in a C rating to keep the sidewalls flexible.
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Old May 17th, 2020, 10:49
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I'd run highest weight capacity tires as possible..

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