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post #1 of 3 Old 02-07-2016, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tire and Rims, 33 inch

I just bought a 1999 YJ that had 37 inch tires that are too big for my taste. I would like to go down to a 31-33 inch tire but I'm trying to understand my options with different sized rims and tires. For example can I use a larger 16-17" rim with a smaller tire to get the same overall height as a 15" rim with a larger tire?

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-07-2016, 08:58 PM
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Rims really have nothing to do with tire size etc
If you want 33 inch tall tires and a larger side wall then drop down to 15 inch
If you want a smaller sidewall then 17s for example
For a YJ ( since I had one back when shep was a pup) I'd go 15 inch wheels with 33 8-10 inches wide depending on how you want the tire to sit on the wheel
I ran 8 inch wide on mine with 33s and never had an issue

04 KJ JBA 4 IN COILOVER, 32s 4.10s
03 KJ JBA 2.5 T.C. LIFT, 31s 4.10s
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-08-2016, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tommudd!
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