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Old 06-20-2004, 01:10 AM
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I have a set of 33 X 12.5" BFG AT's on my Cherry. I'm getting ready to fix a flat, and I notice there is some cracking on the sidewalls. Ergo, it's time to replace the tires. This puts me in a quandary -

The wheels I currently have are chrome plated steel, but they look terrible because the chrome is half flaked off revealing rust underneath. The current wheels appear to be 12" wide. They might be 10", but they sure seem to be about as wide as the tires. I have a good set of Jeep aluminum slot wheels in the tent, which I believe are 8" wheels. I was thinking about using those wheels instead of my current wheels, but I've heard that you aren't supposed to mount 33's on those normal Jeep wheels. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 06-20-2004, 02:00 AM
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Oh, BTW, in case you can't tell from the pic or the sig, it's a Wide track with no lift. With the 33's I get a teeny bit of rubbing in the rear and none in the front. I don't know if going to a smaller rim would make the rubbing problem better or worse.
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:20 AM
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8" wheels for sure. Ditch the 10". I run my spare on a stock 8" rim....
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:50 AM
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I run a 15" wide tire on a 10" rim... I would personally run a 12.50 on an 8" rim given the choice. A 10" would be ok but a 12" would definently be a no-go. I like about 3-4" difference between tire size and wheel width, but that's personal preference.

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Old 06-20-2004, 05:31 AM
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Hey Ruben, long time no hear from.
Ditto the above, I have always run my 33x12.5's on 8" rims.
Now about those stock jeep rims, better check them, I thought they were 15x7's?
Never have owned any stock jeep rims so I could be wrong on that.
I doubt also that it will make your rubbing any worse than it is.
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Old 06-20-2004, 08:41 AM
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Odds are it will actually help get rid of the rubbing because the tire will be squeezed a bit making it somewhat narrower.

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Old 06-20-2004, 10:32 AM
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Thanks folks!

I measured those stock rims. They are 8" from outside to outside, so they might actually be considered 7" or 7.5". Is too far in the other direction or are they still OK?
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All the Jeep Aluminum Wheels are 7" wide. Not sure I would run a 12.50 on a 7" wheel.
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:43 PM
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It's the inside measument that counts Ruben, those would be 7", like I was thinking.
You should buy some aftermarket 15x8"s.
Summit has them pretty cheap and that 4wheelparts place has free shipping right about the end of each month.
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:46 PM
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7" would be a bit of a stretch, they would work but might not balance out real well and will look a bit goofy. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 06-29-2004, 04:44 AM
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Thanks Tad, fellas. I just got back from a trip and read your suggestions. If I downsize to 32X11.5, would the aluminums work, or do I just need to go find some 15X8's?

This has sparked a new question for me, which I'm going to post in a new thread.
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Got to the junk yard and get some 15x8 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 rally wheels if your low on money. They are 6 bolt also. These are good strong wheels. You could prolly get a set for 75 bucks...
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Old 06-29-2004, 03:52 PM
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Thanks! I didn't know there were any Chevy wheels compatible with the Jeeps. I'd been under the impression that the offset of the lug holes was different.
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:26 AM
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Well, the GM rims would have to be from the old body style ('87 and down truck and '91 and down Blazer / Jimmy / Suburban), 1/2 ton. The newer body style uses IFS, and the rims have a negative offset, larger lugs, smaller hole for no hubs, and different spacing.

You can also look up 15x8 Jeep wheels on www.car-part.com . If you look at the '77 up style 15x8 steel wheels, especially the white ones, they're cheap and all over. I've had several shipped to me across the country and the shipping from most places is very reasonable.
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