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Unread 03-03-2002, 10:33 AM   #1
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Tire and wheel question

Can you put a 33x12.5x15 tire on a 15x7 wheel? A friend of mine has done this on his 94 Ford Ranger but I don't see many folks that have done that with a Jeep.

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Unread 03-03-2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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Just because your friend did it, doesn't make it safe. Most tire manufactors recommend a 8.5 - 10" rim for 12 1/2" wheels.
However, many jeepers will put them on 8" rims (the narrower rim creates more side wall bulge, which could prevent the rims from getting bashed offroad). If that bulge is too much though, it will make it easier for the tire to unseat (not a good thing on the highway). Many shops in my area wouldn't even mount 33 x 12 1/2 tires on a 7" rim.
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Just because your friend did it, doesn't make it safe. Most tire manufactors recommend a 8.5 - 10" rim for 12 1/2" wheels.
However, many jeepers will put them on 8" rims (the narrower rim creates more side wall bulge, which could prevent the rims from getting bashed offroad). If that bulge is too much though, it will make it easier for the tire to unseat (not a good thing on the highway). Many shops in my area wouldn't even mount 33 x 12 1/2 tires on a 7" rim.
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