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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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33 -12.5 or 33 -10.5 ??

i am getting ready to install my lift that came today , and already decided on 8" wide x 15" wheels , now my only decision left is tire size on width .... the 33-10.5 or the 33-12.5 ........ all you experienced jeepers in your opinion ,explain which is better for you/me and why ?? probably buying BFG A/T KO's ...

this is strictly a cruiser/mall runner (the wires TJ) , no off road to speak of ..... right now 3.07 geared 4.0 A/T .... looking for gas mileage ? ride quality ? steering?? , overall driveability ? and of course best looks .. for the Cool factor .. thanks

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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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33 x 10.5 R15 is the way to go, especially if you want AT. Even more so if you want BFG AT.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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anybody else have opinions ?? and reasons why ?? , thanks
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Unread 07-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #4
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33x12.50. Lack of choices in the 10.50 width is reason enough.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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He said he wants T/A KO's which are available in 33x10.5
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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I like the 33x10.5 better in snow and rain due to more down pressure per square inch. They cut right through. The downside to 33x10.5 is mud and sand, but since its a DD no sand or deep mud. plus their cheaper and weigh less, which less weight is easier for 3.07
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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To me 33d12.5 look cooler tho
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Unread 07-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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Yeah she wants driveability , but doesnt want to lose the cool factor either, thats why the dilemma..
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Unread 07-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #9
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He said he wants T/A KO's which are available in 33x10.5

Like I said, lack of choices.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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Well you can put the 12.5's on it and then put stabilizer kit on it. Im not that experienced but i do have big tires and know how much the stabilzer kit will help. And i do daily drive my jeep. Not sure if youve already looked into that option or not just trying to help
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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Not sure on how much it affects your gas milage with the extra tire width though
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #12
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Imo skinny's are better all around. They cut through the snow, rain and work better in ice and mud. Not.to mention, better braking, accelerating, and mpg's.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 01:43 AM   #13
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To me 33d12.5 look cooler tho
I think the 33 x 10.5 look taller, and more classic old school Jeep. So for me the 10.5 look cooler.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 01:49 AM   #14
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Like I said, lack of choices.
I agree that there is a lack of choices, but that's not an issue since he wants BFG AT, which is available in that size.

Also available in that size:

Firestone AT (if it's still made in that size)

Toyo MT
General Grabber
Interco M16

Though these last 3 are really 33 x 11 R15.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 01:54 AM   #15
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A BFG AT 33 x 10.5 R15 will get really good gas mileage for a 33.

Also, all the benefits Bondogto mentioned, and they are good enough for sand. For mud, a BFG AT in any width is not ideal, but I'd rather have a 10.5.

On road a BFG AT 33 x 10.5 is much better than 33 x 12.5.
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