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redrockin7 01-26-2009 04:36 PM

Definitive list of 15" wheels that will fit JK?!
 
So, I've searched, read various posts, looks at various people's profiles, and I have come to learn the general consensus for 15" wheels on a JK is, "some fit, some don't..."

However, this doesn't help much when you are looking to buy a specific wheel via online and can't "test fit" it. So, is there a definitive list of 15s that people have tried and succeeded to fit? Can we start one with this post?

In other words, if you have or your friends have 15" wheels on your JK and they fit without rubbing or even if they fit with a little filing, can we respond here? Something as simple as the following would be great:

2007 JK
Cragar Soft 8
15x8 with 4" Backspace
No rubbing

With that said, not sure if I will go with 15" or 16" wheels (I know pretty much all 16s fit without question), but definitely want to downsize from the 17" rim b/c the biggest I plan to go on tires for at least a couple years is 33" and I could use a little more sidewall. Might even roll 32" on 15" wheels for a while, as to not regear right away but we'll see. I drive my JEEP daily, sometimes 50-100 miles roundtrip, so going bigger than 33" is not in my plans, as I want to keep the tires as cheap as possible, and the gearing/gas mileage as mild as possible (probably 4.56 and 33" most likely, but maybe even 32" [hence why a 15" wheel is most attractive possibly] for a year until ready to regear).

Thanks in advance... !:cheers2:

xjsf 01-26-2009 06:14 PM

+1... im in the process of deciding which wheel to buy and would like to go with 15x8 cragar soft 8 or similer.. i have an 08 jk rubicon 4 door... is it going to rub?? im also buying online and would like if someone had this or similer set up guide my purchace..

planman 01-26-2009 06:47 PM

Cragar Soft 8s
15x8
4" backspacing.

No rubbing on friend's '07 Unlimited X with Dana 30 front.

Same exact wheels:

Slight rubbing on my '07 Rubicon (2 dr) with Dana 44 front. I ground off a small amount of caliper material--no big deal.

My personal opinion having run both load range E tires on 17x8 wheels and load range C tires on 15x8 wheels on my 2 dr, a 2 dr definitely feels better on load range C tires--which pretty much requires 15" wheels. Also, tires for 15" wheels are so much less expensive, the savings can be better allocated for other upgrades (skids, lift, regearing, etc.).

redrockin7 01-26-2009 07:30 PM

Thanks for the reply planman - I have an 08 X and thinking about 15x8 Cragar D-Windows (black with the red stripe) with 33" General Grabber AT2 or BFG AT. Definitely cost effective so I can lift and regear in short order.

The other option is 16x8 Procomps with some 33" equiv. Less cost effective obviously, but it would be a "cooler" and lighter wheel...

redrockin7 01-26-2009 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by planman (Post 6440568)
Cragar Soft 8s
15x8
4" backspacing.

Slight rubbing on my '07 Rubicon (2 dr) with Dana 44 front. I ground off a small amount of caliper material--no big deal.

Where was the rubbing? Just front end?

planman 01-26-2009 09:29 PM

http://www.jk-forum.com/attachment.p...4&d=1205018699

I had to grind a little off my front calipers to clear the 15x8 Cragar Soft 8 wheels with 4" backspacing. The wheels cleared my rear Dana 44 with no problem.

Those with Dana 44 fronts may only need to grind off a little where the red line is and none at the two red circles.

Those with Dana 30 fronts will probably not need to remove any caliper material.

I used my daughter's sidewalk chalk to cover the areas identified in the above picture. Then, I would put the wheel on with 2 lug nuts moderately tightened so I could turn the wheel and listen for rubbing. Then, I would remove the wheel and see where the chalk had been rubbed off. I ground a little material off those areas, re-applied the chalk, and repeat. After repeating a second time, I had elminated all the scraping/rubbing on the drivers's side. The process was the same for the passenger's side.

After I finished, I painted the areas I ground with some grey anti-rust primer paint.

Hod rod builders have been grinding calipers for years. I have not heard of one problem here or on any other forum for those who had to do a little grinding to make 15" Cragar Soft 8s with 4" backspacing fit.

Here are the wheels you on my rig:



http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9...D550/ry%3D400/

desertjk 01-27-2009 09:48 AM

I'm running 15x8 Pro Comp 8179's on my 2007 Rubicon and don't have any rubbing. I don't recall what the backspacing is but they do stick out beyond the flares about an inch. I'm running 35x12.5 Goodyear MTRs with a 3.5" RE lift. I do get just a slight tire rub on the driver's side rear under full stuff.

redrockin7 01-27-2009 09:52 AM

Thanks desertJK... I was thinking about 16x8 procomp, but may go 15x8 now. Where did you find them in 15x8 with 5x5 offset? Quadratec doesn't seem to carry them in this combination...

Any pics you can add?! :)

desertjk 01-27-2009 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redrockin7 (Post 6444630)
Thanks desertJK... I was thinking about 16x8 procomp, but may go 15x8 now. Where did you find them in 15x8 with 5x5 offset? Quadratec doesn't seem to carry them in this combination...

Any pics you can add?! :)

I'm not sure where the wheels were purchased - the folks that installed my lift purchased them. The model is 8179-5873. I did a search and found them at 4wheelcustoms.com, superior4x4.com, redrock4x4.com and others.

I haven't figured out how to post an image yet but will post a picture once I do.

Bareass 01-27-2009 09:29 PM

any local shop that carries procomp can get them in no problem

Bareass 01-29-2009 10:36 PM

bump for more.
anyone run crager v-5?

chumpmann 01-30-2009 08:18 AM

I am running 15x8 American Racing Mojave teflon, with no rubbing problems.
backspacing is 3.75.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ifttires05.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ifttires07.jpg

Bareass 01-30-2009 01:37 PM

no1 is running v5??
i guess i have an oppurtunity to be original!

csidoug 10-29-2009 01:15 PM

teflon wheels
 
hey chumpman, you still running those teflon wheels?

I'm looking at getting the same ones, but I'm wondering if anybody's trail tested the 15" rims with 35x12.5BFG's.

moosey41 10-31-2009 12:38 AM

Im running Eagle "soft eight" like wheels 15's. Backspacing 3.75. No rubbing.


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