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CJKevin1978 05-05-2013 06:33 AM

9.5" tire on 12.5" wheel?
It it would even work, how strangely shaped would the tire be?

My problem is that my Jeep has nearly new tires which I like. But they are pretty narrow and mounted on white wheels which I don't care for. I found a set of aluminum wheels near me on CL but they are wide.

I would prefer to use these tires as I assume that used tires are hard to get any $$ for.

Secondary question: Do all CJs come with 5 X 5.5 hubs?

jeepwhore 05-05-2013 08:18 AM

Personally, I wouldn't attempt what you're suggesting and I'd be surprised if you could find a tire shop that would even mount that combination. And yes, all CJ's had the 5x5.5 BP.

CJKevin1978 05-05-2013 08:21 AM

That's kinda what I was thinking. Seems like too much difference between the tread with and bead width. Appearance-wise, I'd prefer a wheel that is a little too narrow over too wide.

roadhog304 05-05-2013 08:22 AM

Mounting that narrow of a tire on that wide of a wheel is just asking for bad things to happen. either find a different set of wheels or get new tires for them.

streetpro 05-05-2013 01:49 PM

Working in a shop long ago, lots of low riders wanted skinny whitewalls stretched on to wide wheels. If thats the look you're shootin' for then go for it. If not, and hydraulics aren't in your future, then you will need a REALLY wide tire to fit that 12.5 wheel. I have 33x12.5R15 on 15x10 and methinks 15x9 would be better.

RDH 05-05-2013 09:05 PM

Quit getting antsy and wait for another set of wheels to come along.

CJKevin1978 05-15-2013 04:46 PM

It looks like I will be getting a set of mid-70s slotted jeep wheels and will probably put my current tires on them. Then when the time comes, I will look into whether the tire size that I like will fit these wheels. I am not going really big so my guess is that 11.5s will be no problem on these. I think they are 8s.

CJKevin1978 05-18-2013 01:42 PM

Whatcha think? They need some polishing but when you consider that they've been neglected for the past 15 yrs, they're in pretty good shape. I think they are original Jeep wheels but I could not find any markings inside them. They do have the valve-stem inside one of the slots.

I may even run those tires. They are worn (maybe 25% left) but one inch bigger and one inch wider.

RDH 05-19-2013 06:42 PM

I like em.

80cj 05-19-2013 06:45 PM

9.5" tires will go well on 8" rims. Wait for a set of those to come along.

DougE 05-20-2013 08:06 AM

The sidewalls would be extremely vulnerable with that set up.

13riverking 05-20-2013 02:17 PM

I have 12 inch rims running 14.5 inch wide tires. Just bought the tires and would never think of a narrower tire. Almost bought new wheels to save money on tires down the road. Personally I would never by another 12 inch wheel. Tires are to expensive, hard to balance, and wander on the road at that size.

80cj 05-20-2013 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougE (Post 15455683)
The sidewalls would be extremely vulnerable with that set up.

Stretching a 9.5" tire on a 12" rims , you'd really be stretching the tire out and the OD of the tire would also be affected. Tire manufacturers normally have a chart with recommended rim widths on their web sites.

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