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post #1 of 15 Old 12-13-2013, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Tire width

Getting zone 4.25 combo lift with 33s. Just wondering what width I should get and what not to go over

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-13-2013, 11:10 PM
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Getting zone 4.25 combo lift with 33s. Just wondering what width I should get and what not to go over
33x? tire and what rims do you have?...
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What's wrong with 33x12.5?
Most common. Best prices best tires. Most grip. Etc It's a no brainer. Unless you like the tall skinny look, then 10.5
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What's wrong with 33x12.5? Most common. Best prices best tires. Most grip. Etc It's a no brainer. Unless you like the tall skinny look, then 10.5
Sounds good thanks man
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post #5 of 15 Old 12-14-2013, 04:15 AM
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10.5" are better in the snow.
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10.50 will fit on stock wheels.

12.50 width requires wheel spacers or different wheels with 4.5" or less backspacing.
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10.50 will fit on stock wheels. 12.50 width requires wheel spacers or different wheels with 4.5" or less backspacing.
Alright I was planning on getting the 17x9 rockstars. Do you know if 12.5 will work for these
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Alright I was planning on getting the 17x9 rockstars. Do you know if 12.5 will work for these
As long as backspacing is 4.5" or less, they will work.

Personally I'd choose a different wheel. I don't think that style wheel looks right on a Jeep.
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post #9 of 15 Old 12-14-2013, 10:23 AM
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You live in Illinois, I'd go for the 10.5" width for the reason given by TheBoogieman. A narrower tire can dig down through several inches of snow more easily to the better traction of the pavement below. That is why tall skinny "pizza cutter" tires are popular in heavy snow areas for street use. A wide tire is only better on snow when it's DEEP like when you're offroad.

And X2 on what Wheelin98TJ says, no Jeep deserves the indignity of being made to run Rockstar wheels. To me, Rockstar's line of wheels are more suitable for pimpmobiles.

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Alright I was planning on getting the 17x9 rockstars. Do you know if 12.5 will work for these
So the only issue with going with 17s is that the 33" equivalent size tire in a 17" rim size has a higher load rating. Which is not a huge deal except that with thicker sidewalks you are going to get a harsher ride....which over the long haul can get very annoying.

The ideal tire rim combo is 33x10.5x15 or 33x12.5x15. That's why you see so many people running them it's a tire that is made for our jeeps weight. I spent a ton of time researching this and narrowed it down to 2 tire brands for best value for money. If you're in a climate where you might see temps get below freezing then I would go Goodyear wrangler duratracs and if not them bfg km2

One more thing to consider is tire weight. Every 1lb on your tires is like 8lbs in your truck. So go to tire rack and check tire weights, you will find that the higher load rating tires are much heavier. Throw that on a large and wide rim and you are going to see acceleration and braking noticeably affected. Just a thought.

About the rockstar. I think they look decent. Don't listen to the haters...unless you're going for major chrome or spinners, then you deserve it. Lol
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It's your jeep & you should put on what you like....that being said, I think rockstars on a jeep are an abomination.

It is your jeep & do what you like, but don't complain when you post pics on here & people rip on you for having those wheels

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So the only issue with going with 17s is that the 33" equivalent size tire in a 17" rim size has a higher load rating...
Not necessarily.

There are several load range C tires available for 17" wheels.
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If you actually wheel the jeep I would go with 12.5. If it's really only street stick with 10.5 as suggested for snow.

I've personally never had an issue with 12.5" wide tires on the street in snow. Ice however is a different story, but 12.5, 10.5, 9.5, doesn't really matter. Any tire sucks on ice and only studs are going to help, but still isn't the end all for ice.
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Not necessarily. There are several load range C tires available for 17" wheels.
I'm sure if you looked hard enough but not in km2s, duratracs and a few other major brands I looked into.
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I'm sure if you looked hard enough but not in km2s, duratracs and a few other major brands I looked into.
Gotcha, you are correct those (2) tire choices do not have load range C sizes for 17" wheels close to the size the OP is considering.

The way you worded it previously, I thought you were saying there are not any tires for 17" wheels in load range C.

Goodyear offers a MTRk in size LT255/75R17 (32.3" x 10") that is load range C.
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