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Unread 08-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #16
rugsucka
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I had my 235's and 31x10.5's on 15x7's

Had to get wider rims to properly run 12.5" tires though - 7" will cause 'crowning' at good pressure and potential lower tire life if running at lower pressure to flatten the tread.

15x8 is the standby for 12.5" tires. General rule is not more than 4" difference.

If you decided to future proof yourself, you can run 235's on 8" rims and they will look wide, but you would not want to air down below 15psi or risk slipping a bead. Your 31x10.5" tires will also mount well on 8" rims with similar watchouts for low pressure. I generally only deflate to 15psi anyways due to an under powered air compressor, but do just fine.

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Unread 08-09-2012, 11:44 PM   #17
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Whether I go with 15x7s or 15x8s, will 235s not rub even with 0mm offset rims? That about sums up my questions. Also, those d windows are being sold by summit racing but on ebay, so their quality rims and I get more ebay feedback!
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Unread 08-10-2012, 05:43 AM   #18
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Back spacing is really more of the issue with Jeeps than offset. They're related but different.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #19
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is there problems when switching from stock hub centric to aftermarket lug centric?
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