Question about rim sizes versus stock breaks - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-20-2008, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
CaveDave
Y J? Because...
 
CaveDave's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 81
Question about rim sizes versus stock breaks

Hey , My buddy has a JK Rubi and wants to get smaller rims. He has 17" stock and wants to go to 15" or maybe 16". Is it possible? Will the 16" or even the 15" fit with his stock caliper and disks?

CaveDave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-20-2008, 03:44 AM
JeepDoo
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,063
Sometimes it depends on the backspacing of the new rims. But pull the wheels off and take a look at the calipers. If there is room for smaller diameter wheel... then there is room.

Hey hey, my my. Rock and roll will never die. - Neil Young
We've got too many gangsters doin dirty deeds. Too much corruption and crime in the street. It's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground. Send them all to their maker and he'll settle them down. - Toby Keith & Willie Nelson

NOR CAL JEEPERS FORUM
Want to hear the music in your TJ, look no further...

Longboard Drunk, Jeep Naked, Ski Powder
and finish calculus homework
JeepDoo is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-20-2008, 06:11 AM
N2rock
Registered User
 
N2rock's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 7,078
X's come stock with 16" wheels. Most are upgraded to 17", but the bone stock wheel is 16". So there is no real issue with 16"

I have 16" steelies with 4.5" back spacing. 15" seems to be hit or miss- some rub the caliper, some don't.

for details and info on our JK's, check out http://n2rock.com

His: '07 Unlimited X, Jeep Green, Hardtop, auto, 5.13, 2.5" RC lift and too many mods to list

Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlgraham View Post
If you made a snuggy out of a Shamwow, ....would you have to get up off the couch to pee?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deepskyy View Post
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.
N2rock is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
"stock" style breaks with 35s NotURMailman TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 03-30-2009 01:41 PM
Stock breaks sticking Pferg1984 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 11-16-2008 05:07 PM
Question about my breaks Jon_H TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 05-24-2007 09:38 AM
Oversized tires on stock rear carrier - what actually breaks? BNovak TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 05-22-2006 11:04 AM
Question about breaks? coolguycarlos TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 07-23-2003 01:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome