Wheels and tires - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wheels and tires

The P.O. put 32"x11.50" on my pretty much stock, unlifted '74 CJ5 and I wanted some opinions on wheels. I drive mostly rocky desert terrain on w-ends and use the CJ as a daily driver.
I would like to keep the ride height I have now, or maybe a little bit of a lift if need be.
I'm thinking of a 9.50 tire width and thought this might be a good time to replace the wagon spoke wheels with something for the narrower tires and would like to hear about wheels dished outboard from the guys that have experience. I wouldn't care if they were O.E.M. steel wheels. Would wheels like that be a clearance problem?
Greenboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 08:47 AM
minesbroken's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: northport, new york
Posts: 391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wheels and tires

For 32's you may want to lift it a bit. I have a rancho 2.5 inch lift and get great articulation with my 31's but I think with 32's I might do some fender bendin and scraping on rough terrain. Not real sure though if I get dents I want it to be from something other than tires [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
minesbroken is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 09:08 AM
Old Hand
HOGHEAD's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wheels and tires

My 74 CJ-5 was my daily driver for about 8 yrs ,,, Still would be but I lost a [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] rod bearing ,,, It has a 304 in her & a 4 in lift ( only got about 2.5 out it ) Due to heavy bumpers & snow plow eqiupment mounted on it .. Plus a Hard metal top & doors,, I run 33X12X15 mud tire on her ,,, with only a little tire rub on a tight turn on the frame & a set of spacers would have taking care of that ,,,Its now my lane plow & bull doser ,,

Hope this helps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
HOGHEAD is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

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


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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