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post #1 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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tires/wheel size

I have an 84 CJ7 w/a 2.5" susp lift, 1" body, 6" flares. Will 33's fit under that? Currently I have 32's on the stock wheels. If 33's will fit, what width wheel to get? And get 33 x what tires? Thanks guys!


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post #2 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 08:19 AM
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We really need more info.
1. Is it a daily driver?
2. What kind of wheeling?
3. What engine?
4. What gearing?
5. What are future plans?
6. What kind of tires?

I ask these questions as they will affect the answer. I have 2 Jeeps.
80 CJ5 this is going to be my pretty Jeep. (It's in the rebuild stage) I'm going with 258, T18, dana300, 35x12.5 SSR's, 4.56 gears, Detroit rear and true trac front, 4" suspension and a 1" body.

The other is my sig built for the tuff stuff.

With the questions above we can determine your wheeling style. As a daily driver I'd go with a 10.5. If I was looking for the COOL factor I'd go 12.5. If wheeling in sand I'd go with a flotation tire, but mud i'd go agressive.

As you can see there is so many different scenario's. However when the day is done. It's your Jeep do what makes you happy.

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We really need more info.
1. Is it a daily driver?
2. What kind of wheeling?
3. What engine?
4. What gearing?
5. What are future plans?
6. What kind of tires?

I ask these questions as they will affect the answer. I have 2 Jeeps.
80 CJ5 this is going to be my pretty Jeep. (It's in the rebuild stage) I'm going with 258, T18, dana300, 35x12.5 SSR's, 4.56 gears, Detroit rear and true trac front, 4" suspension and a 1" body.

The other is my sig built for the tuff stuff.

With the questions above we can determine your wheeling style. As a daily driver I'd go with a 10.5. If I was looking for the COOL factor I'd go 12.5. If wheeling in sand I'd go with a flotation tire, but mud i'd go agressive.

As you can see there is so many different scenario's. However when the day is done. It's your Jeep do what makes you happy.
99% street duty. Drivetrain info in sig. Not sure what gears are in it, probably whatever they came stock w/, it has an M20 rear. Will probably just go w/BFG All Terrain's. I figured it's just an inch bigger than the ones I have on there now? I just wanted to know if they'd fit ok and what the common 33" tire width is for a daily driver and what width rim to get.

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 11:45 AM
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If you're mostly going to be on-road, your only real worry is whether the tires will rub on the frame or springs during hard turns. If you stick with the same width tire and same backspacing on your rim you should have no worries.

I really like my 33X10.5X15R BFG MT's - they may be a little more aggressive than you want for a primarily street-driven rig. Take a look at the AT's in the same size.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 11:52 AM
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This may help

I use the following as a daily driver in the summer ( down backroads to work)
and it can get mean and nasty on command...
4" pro-comp, 1" shackle lift, 35x14.5" super swamper tsl's
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys. I wasn't aware that they sold 33x10.50 tires. What I really need to know is what width wheel to get and what the stock wheel backspacing is. I got new 6" flares so I need a wheel/tire combo that'll stick out some so the thing won't look silly!

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post #7 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 02:25 PM
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I'd go with a standard 33x12.5 and mount them on some 15x8 - 15x9 wheels...backspacing will typically be in the 3" neighborhood on those. You can find your backspacing yourself by taking off a wheel (your spare?) and measuring.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-10-2006, 02:48 PM
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In my opinion,
Since it's 99% Street Drive, if you deside to go with 12.5" section width, I would go with a 9" or 10" to keep the tread flat and wear evenly at a desent tire pressure. Maybe a 8" wide tire with a with a 10.5" section width tire.

Down side is offroad, the tire could rub on outer fender lip even though you have 6" flares. And when you air down for off road you could brake the bead easier.

The narrower 8" rim would be great off road but you will wear your tire out faster.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-12-2006, 10:48 AM
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I never did any lift with my CJ7, had a 8"wide rim and a 4" backspacing. I had 31's on there with no problems so I do not see why 33's will be a problem. I lifted my jeep up 12 inches and put a spare 36x12.5x15's on the spare with 4 inch backspace and 8 inch wide rim. Now the other 4 tires are on 10x15's rims with 4" backspacing. The front wheels I had to adjust the steering stop about 1/2 inch to keep knobs from hitting the front springs. The rear wheels I have about 2 inch clearance fron the wheel well. I am good to go
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Trying to fill the 6" flares will be interesting. I'd go with the 33x12.5 BFG a/t on a 15x10 wheel. You'll have to post a pic when you get it finished.

86 CJ7, 258, t18, D300, D44's 4.56's, Detroit front, Warn shafts and CTM joints, spool rear, SOA, SRS, waggy springs, 6 point cage, Warn winch, 38" Tsl, Allied beadlocks.
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