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Unread 07-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Do I need Wider Rims for what I want?

Hey Guys,

I'm kinda new to the upgrading bit and I am looking at buying some new Rims/Wheels for my Stock 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport.

My plan is to get a wider set of tires on my Jeep. And the first part of that process is by getting newer rims with 4" back space. So I'm looking at the CRAGAR 397 series rims. I am unsure to get the 15x8 or 15x10. I will need these 30x9.5R15(stock) tires on these new rims before I get my Lift and tires. Will the 30x9.5 tires fit the 15x10? or should I just go with the 15x8 and max them out?? (end game plan is a 2" lift and a ~32x12.5 tire).

I could use all the input I could get...

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Unread 07-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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do not go 15x10inch rims. 15x8's
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Unread 07-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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^+1, 15x8s
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Unread 07-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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The 15x10 will make the tire stretched like you see on low riders. Width close to stock is best.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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15x8 like the other guys said.. it will keep your rim farther away from rocks and other sharp objects. Also with the wider rims (15x10) you'll get mud and sticks jammed down into the bead causing a slow leak... that happened when I went wheeling with my stock tires and wheels in my YJ. Tire was flat the next day and I had to get it cleaned out at a tire shop.
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