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post #1 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie needing advise on tires and adapters

Just bought my first not to long ago and its a 2013 wrangler sport and i am ready to do some up grades! I am looking at a set of 33/12.5/17 nitto mud graplers on 17x9 moto metal wheels with a -18 back space. Theses wheels came off a tj so i need adaptors to go from 5x4.5-5x5? And also once i put those adapters on will those tires stick out to far and will those tires rub on anything i know you can run 33's with no problems. But will i have any issues with these sizes if i dont have a lift?

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 10:54 AM
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The backspace is going to be 4.25 on those wheels. So using adapters that are 1.25" thick is going to give you an effective backspace of 3.00". It's going to look ridiculous and be dangerous as well as hard to align properly. You may also have serious rubbing issues.

I'd strongly recommend buying proper wheels for a JK. I'm a big fan of 15s for multiple reasons, but if you go with 17s try to find some tires that are lightweight if you can.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Awsome thanks for the feed back i was going to go buy those wheels tonight so i was hoping someone would get back to me
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-16-2013, 09:42 PM
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I'm with you on 15s. IMO jeeps were made for 15s and getting the size from the tires you put on it. I don't agree about tires sticking out being dangerous. Perhaps for others, but I feel very safe with tires sticking out. In fact other drivers make sure they allow plenty of space as they go around me. No sports cars or crotch rockets risk cutting in too close.
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