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?
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.
'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.