Originally Posted by spark plug
Heres the deal! I'm going to order black steel wheels for 33x12.5X15 and I want to get the correct size wheel and back spacing the first time. My jeep has a 3.5 bds 5/8 shackles and a 1" bl . I was going to get 15x8" wheels but the guy at the tire store really thinks I should use 15x10". Whats the correct size for this tire size? I like the crager wheels but do they give the correct back spacing for my needs?
Sometimes it depends on the make of tire.
Some manufacturers list 8" rims, while others recommend 10".
I believe the major factor is the tire contstruction itself.
Both of my YJ's and two of my other 4x4's running 33's all use 8" rims. I have never had a problem with that width.
Mind you, I have run mostly BFG MT's or AT's, and my current YJ runs Goodyear MTR's.
Check out National Tire at: http://www.natltire.com/
They have a great wheel and tire fitment chart, as well as some really good package deal pricing.
I have bought several tire and wheel packages from them and have never been disappointed yet.
Just my .02