not sure if you guys would know the answer to this but....Im prolly gonna go with 15 inch rims with backspacing, instead of keeping my stock 17 with spacers. I just do not want to deal with maintaining them, and to add the peace of mind.
Do you guys know what level of backspacing I should get? my buddy is telling me ideal would be 4.5, but that 4 would work, but no more. I mean does the level of backspacing make all that much of a difference or what? Just curious.....what BS do u think I sould go with?...
I think you should step away from the forum (and your friend) for a few days and just take it off roading and actually see what it needs.
Or... Just get the 33" tires and get in the dirt.
Originally Posted by smcutter
It's hard to give you good advice at this point. It's almost like you're saying, "I want to have sex, but don't want to get her pregnant. I can't afford condoms, so for now I just want to use Saran Wrap. What brand would you recommend?"
Run 17's......As of right now tires for 15's are still pretty cheep but I just spoke with two tire companies (GY and PC) and they said that they will be cutting their selection of tires in the smaller rim size specifically the 15's and 16's so you may save money this time but will soon be paying a premium potentially later on.
Another issue you may want to consider is HWY ride, if your jeep is a daily driver having less side wall will provide a smoother ride on the HWY.
Rim width is more dependent upon what width of tire your running. You'll want 8" width regardless of height if you plan on going with 12" tire width. If you want a narrow tire you can probably just use your stock rims and go with a taller tire. I'm assuming you want taller and wider.