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post #166 of 667 Old 07-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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hey man i was thinking about doing 32x11.50x15 inch tires and 15 inch (5x5) eagle alloy wheels on my wj but ive been told by several people that you cant put 15 inch wheels on a wj. i'm assuming that they are wrong since you have 15 inch cragers? ha im just confused

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post #167 of 667 Old 07-07-2010, 07:43 PM
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no those people are right you can put 15s on but they have to be steelies like the cragars grakee runs

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Like Apollo said, mine are steel wheels which means the lip is thinner which is what gives me the clearance to run them. Also, the steel wheels need to have 4" of backspacing or less (so 3.75 for ex.).

With that being said, I have seen a few guys fit a 15" alloy over the caliper without any mods but I'm not sure what is different with those wheels than others. Could always test fit one wheel and see.

Hopefully that helps you out some.


On a build thread note:

Progress is slow on the WJ. Right now on layaway is claytons front and rear long arms and KOR suspension seats. Still have a way to go to pay those off.

Taking a while because the CJ just got some new stuff and still trying to get it on the road. Just need to find time to work on it. And saving up for a tow rig/DD so trying not to buy jeep parts right now.

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post #169 of 667 Old 07-26-2010, 11:32 PM
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Wasn't installed, didn't have time as work and my gf keep me busy. It will get installed soon but I think I did pretty good without it. I think I only skipped 1 obstacle that the locked guys did.
which obstacle?! i thought you did them all?

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which obstacle?! i thought you did them all?
This one. I don't know why I skipped it, I should have atleast tried but didn't know if being open open would get it done. I chickened out.



And your last pm was blank, just everything quoted.

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post #171 of 667 Old 07-27-2010, 12:00 AM
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what?! janked... ha ha i'll check it out... ya that was kinda a weird obstacle... arlo went through it completely different than me.. and when i started to go through it like him the spotter told me to back up and put me up over the big rock lol...

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Ya, we just wanted you to get to test out the gears and locker somewhere and I can't remember the guys name in the white WJ but he just powered through it. That was awesome. lol

But I regret not doing it but there is always another time.

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ya i go up EVERYTHING when i'm out there.. (which is often..) cause i don't want regrets lol... and why not try everything!

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Why did you not do escalator then?

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Well everything that I can get my rig up and still drive home ha ha ha I don't think I could do escalator without major body damage... And without a front locker

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thats the obstacle that makes me wish i went with yall. escalator... lol

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i can guide through it.. i've seen it done many times and rode up it once... not to hard if you listen to your spotter... but to do it properly most guys will scrap their right rear corner / taillights...

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i can guide through it.. i've seen it done many times and rode up it once... not to hard if you listen to your spotter... but to do it properly most guys will scrap their right rear corner / taillights...
mine is already broken... lol

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post #180 of 667 Old 08-04-2010, 09:01 PM
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Like Apollo said, mine are steel wheels which means the lip is thinner which is what gives me the clearance to run them. Also, the steel wheels need to have 4" of backspacing or less (so 3.75 for ex.).

With that being said, I have seen a few guys fit a 15" alloy over the caliper without any mods but I'm not sure what is different with those wheels than others. Could always test fit one wheel and see.

Hopefully that helps you out some.


On a build thread note:

Progress is slow on the WJ. Right now on layaway is claytons front and rear long arms and KOR suspension seats. Still have a way to go to pay those off.

Taking a while because the CJ just got some new stuff and still trying to get it on the road. Just need to find time to work on it. And saving up for a tow rig/DD so trying not to buy jeep parts right now.



Funny, I'm running 15x8 D window cragars with 5" backspacing & 32 x 11.50 x 15's...........point being, The BS you mentioned isn't quite right.
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