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Unread 04-21-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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315s on stock 16" wj wheels

is anyone running 315s on there stock 16" wj wheels? i know wheel spacers are a must i have 1.25" now with my 285s. and the hit my arm at full lock.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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315 is only the tread width, what's the height?

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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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315/75/16s? Nearly 35" is a lot of tire for WJ axles, and 7" wheels are pretty narrow for a 12.5" wide tire. You could probably do it, but I'd expect problems.. Nothing a lot of $$ couldn't fix though!!

Is this a "I want 35s!" thing or are you trying to make your WJ a better wheeler?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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yea 315/75/16s i know its a big tire for the 7" rim on the bright side i dont have to worry bout rolling a bead... lol . just wasent sure how ballooned it would make the tire look? my buddy has a set of xterrians he wants to sell for a really good price. and i have wanted 35s for a long time. the wild peaks are a good tire but i have slicked em over a few too many times plus the extra gc will help. the offroad park here in PA is very rocky.
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I'd like to see pictures if you do it!! You're at a whole different level than I am, 31s on a 4" IRO LA is where I'm going next but bigger is probably in my future.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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yea 315/75/16s i know its a big tire for the 7" rim on the bright side i dont have to worry bout rolling a bead... lol . just wasent sure how ballooned it would make the tire look? my buddy has a set of xterrians he wants to sell for a really good price. and i have wanted 35s for a long time. the wild peaks are a good tire but i have slicked em over a few too many times plus the extra gc will help. the offroad park here in PA is very rocky.
Where do you live at it pa? Im a Pittsburgh native and wheel a few places locally but would like to expand my territory. And as for your ?? It should work with spacers but If your 33's are rubbing at full lock on 1.25" spacers then the 315's surely will. I'm running 315's but also have aftermarket wheels. You should be able to find a used set somewhere for pretty cheap if that is an option for you. Good luck.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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315/75/16s? Nearly 35" is a lot of tire for WJ axles, and 7" wheels are pretty narrow for a 12.5" wide tire. You could probably do it, but I'd expect problems.. Nothing a lot of $$ couldn't fix though!!

Is this a "I want 35s!" thing or are you trying to make your WJ a better wheeler?
35's work on a WJ, I have been wheeling mine for years on the stock axles...along with about 6 other local WJ's. I would like to run stronger axles in the future, but these do fine as long as you aren't too hard on the skinny pedal. The weak point seems to be the fron CV's. They tend to break if you are turned too far from center, you hit the gas pretty hard, and the tire grabs a rock. I have never snapped a shaft, but I have seen two other people do it.

I agree with Commando that 7" is narrow, 8" rims are perfect for the tire you want to run. I air down to 13 PSI when wheeling, no problems. If you need to go below 10 psi, you really should have beadlocks anyways.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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the more and more i think about it i might jus stay with my 285s. there are more cons then pros for me to switch.

cons
i have a d35 now
my 285s are brand new for the most part
i gotta trim for the 315s which is not a big deal. but still
i DD my wj 35s will drop my mpg
35s will drop my power

pros
1 - 1.5 extra GC
will look awsome
would buy M/T`s

the smart thing for me is to jus stay where i am. when i posted this i had a bug up my *** for 35s.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:39 AM   #9
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Yeah, that rear axle should be a good reason to wait on the 35's. I would look for a d44hd to swap in before you go any larger.
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These are my 35-12.5-17 toyo mud terrain open countries on the extra silver blade #3s I had laying around which are a 7" rim. They look pretty good Even though I strongly dislike the rims.
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are you using a spacer? if so how much of a spacer is it?
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Unread 04-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #12
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Yeah, that rear axle should be a good reason to wait on the 35's. I would look for a d44hd to swap in before you go any larger.
i have a 44 sitting. i have had it for some time but i hate lunchbox lockers on the street. i would rather build my 35 with chromos and a quite street locker then run that 44 with a aussie or spartan. i know i know go ahead waste my money. ive heard it a 1000 times.
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are you using a spacer? if so how much of a spacer is it?
In the picture it is on a 1.5 rough country wheel spacer. But I don't actually run it, I just wanted to see what it would look like and jacked up the jeep. So I have no idea about rub. I have Mickey Thompson rims with 4" backspacing I'm putting the 35s on. But I do like the look of the skinny rim. And it will allow you to air down more and keep the bead on
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
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how far did they stick out? looks like about 2 inches. how much lift do you have on the wj. they look jammed in there.
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how far did they stick out? looks like about 2 inches. how much lift do you have on the wj. they look jammed in there.
You can see how far the stick out here. I just remembered these are 7.5" wide rims, not 7". But I don't have the vehicle lifted to fit 35s, you can see in my earlier picture it's sitting on jack stands. Im putting on my 4.5" IRO kit Thursday and I'll see how well the 35s fit and if I can even run them.
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