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Unread 04-07-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
suzette
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Rim advice

Ok guys. So i got the lift on friday only to be extremely disappointed that it exaggerated my death wobble terribly. I can't pass 45mph. So the mechanic still has it
But anyway. The tires i have are 33x12.5x15 BFG.
I was told the rims i have on now which are (i guess) 6" wide will not give me the flared out look i want.
Sooo... Can you guys send me some ideas and pics of some rims?
Im thinking i need to go with 8" but you guys tell me....
Thanks

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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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Yes, you need 8" wide wheels. Probably around 3.75-4" of backspacing as well.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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Ok guys. So i got the lift on friday only to be extremely disappointed that it exaggerated my death wobble terribly. I can't pass 45mph. So the mechanic still has it
But anyway. The tires i have are 33x12.5x15 BFG.
I was told the rims i have on now which are (i guess) 6" wide will not give me the flared out look i want.
Sooo... Can you guys send me some ideas and pics of some rims?
Im thinking i need to go with 8" but you guys tell me....
Thanks
You can run stock rims, but you'll need spacers. This is exactly what I just took off of mine. Same tires, too. The rims are for sale, too, BTW :











Or, you can look aftermarket, as well. Ion makes an affordable 15x8, as does American Racing. Both offer the correct backspacing so you won't need spacers.



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Unread 04-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #4
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You can also go 10" wide, but you'll hear bad things.. mainly "If you are trail riding and need to let out some pressure, you can't let out much w/ a 10" rim or you'll loose the bead". But, for the most part, you'd be fine w/ 10". Some people exaggerate the cons. They stick out about 4" away from the Jeep and they're deeeep.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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BTW... are you sure they're 6"? That seems awfully skinny. Are you sure they aren't already 8" wide? If so, and you want wider, go 10's.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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Are factory steel rims not 7" and factory aluminum rims 8"? If you have the aluminum I am not sure what that would not work just like it did for DANSBIRD.
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