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post #1 of 10 Old 09-01-2006, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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how wide a tire on stock 15x6 wheels?

what is the widest tire I can fit on the stock jeep 15x6 wheels?

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-01-2006, 04:50 PM
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Stock wheels are 15x7...the upgrade is 15x8. I actually asked the same question over in the lift/tire/wheel/shock section and didn't get much of a response.

I just bought a set of BFG MTs that are 33x12.50R15 and whilst looking at my build sheet I realized I had the 15x7s when I thought I had the 15x8s

So to answer your question: I don't know
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I'd probably limit it to a 10.5" tire, 11.5" at the very most.

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Wait, Jerry, you're telling me that my 15x7's won't be able to handle the 12.50s? I thought it came down to ability to hold a bead when aired down. If I aired down to a higher pressure than 15psi would that make a difference?
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Wait, Jerry, you're telling me that my 15x7's won't be able to handle the 12.50s? I thought it came down to ability to hold a bead when aired down. If I aired down to a higher pressure than 15psi would that make a difference?
Who said a 15x7 couldn't work with 12.5"? But that's as wide as I'd go with a 15x7, which is what Igofshn runs. To me, saying a 15x6 max size at most would be an 11.5" is like saying a 15x7 max size at most is a 12.5".

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oh, okay, I just had myself a small heart attack. Thanks for clearing that up
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put a 305/70R16 on a 6.5" wide rim

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One point that is often overlooked is the advantage of running wider tires on narrow rims. On rocky trails you can effectively decrease your sidewall exposure to sharp trail rocks. The narrow rim "pulls" the soft sidewall "in" away from the tread edge. The hard part is finding the happy medium between this and bead reliability. This is why Jerry makes the recommendation he did.

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So any thoughts on mickey thompson radials 35X12.5?? Or should I just get a set of black steelies? The tires are cheap $100 bucks so I can't pass up for a set of mud tires.
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IMO, I would use the money you saved and buy a set of black spoke 15x8 rims. Watch the backspacing! If you don't understand, be sure to ask. Chuck

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