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Unread 02-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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What would be the best size rim for my 31x10.5R15 BFG A/T

Hey guys, I just got my 2000 TJ and it has a 2" spacer lift with 31x10.5R15 BFG All Terrains. It has stock TJ wheels on it and I want to put some black wheels on it. Ive been looking around and im just not sure what size i would need. 15x7? 15x8? 15x10? I was thinking 15x8 but i dont want to make a purchase off of a guess. Thanks

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Unread 02-28-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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Nothing wider than 8"
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Unread 02-28-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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thanks. thats what i had figured but im glad to hear from someone else
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Unread 02-28-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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I ran those tires on a 15x8 with 3.75 backspace and left the steering stops untouched. If you dont have adjustable trackbars they will keep your wheels out of the spring buckets as well. It will look like this within a half inch on the lift

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Unread 02-28-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
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Rubicon, do those Cragars look ok without the chrome centers? I am leaning towards the Cragars, but just lookin to find out how is the durability, and I think the OP is too.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:49 PM   #6
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I think I'm gonna get these Cragars but off of this site. It looks like summit will save us about $40. Do you know ones on quadratec come with the lugz?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3975812/
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:23 AM   #7
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Rubicon, do those Cragars look ok without the chrome centers? I am leaning towards the Cragars, but just lookin to find out how is the durability, and I think the OP is too.
I always had the center caps on so I don't really know. The caps have a little surface rust that has been there since they were a year old and really hasn't got any worse. (about three years now) There are black center caps for cheap and there is a write up about using margarin containers as well.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #8
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Get 15x8. I like 4.75" backspacing. Pics in my link below.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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My 99 has AR767 black steelies, 8" wide, 4" backspace. I am still wearing out the 30s, but will go to 31 x 10.5s this Spring.

I sandblasted the chome caps and painted them textured black from a rattle can. Sorry the summer pic with the black caps is kinda dark.

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Unread 03-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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I got 31 x 10.50 BFG's on mine with the black wheels. That was what was on it when I bought it. I picked up a 15 x 8 Cragar from Quadratech and a used 31 x 10.50 BFG for a spare because the little dinky factory spare looked stupid on the back. There is a slight difference in the spare wheel vs the 4 on the ground. One thing about my tire wheel combination is they take a lot of weights to balance them. I think maybe an aluminum wheel would balance up better, but I don't want to change wheels now. And because I run such low air pressures on the sand, they tend to need to be rebalanced about once a year. Personally I'd stay clear of the black steel D hole wheels myself. My tires are in need of replacement before summer and I will go with the 31 x 10.50 BFG again.
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