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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2000, 06:57 AM
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33x12.5 MT\'s on 15x8 wheels

Does anyone run 33x12.5x15 MT's on 15 x 8 wheels on the narrow track CJ's. The rims are 15x8, with 3 inch backspacing. I picked them up used, and want to see if they fit before sand blast the rims. The tires fit fine with 15x10 rims on my jeep with the same backspacing. I am just wondering if the 15x8 will make the sides bulge enough to rub the rear springs. The tires are my on-road set, so they will not need to clear under extreme flex, just normal conditions.

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Re: 33x12.5 MT\'s on 15x8 wheels

I ran 15x8's with my 33/12.5 MT's on my CJ5. They worked really well. I also put them onto 15x10 wheels and they tend to be a little more prone to rolling a bead. Also the wheels are a little more likley to experience rock rash. Oh well, I'm not inclined to take my Jeep out to the local Saturday nite car show so a little rock rash is no big deal.

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Re: 33x12.5 MT\'s on 15x8 wheels

I think they work better on an 8" rim. I run 33" Swampers on an 8" rim and am downgrading to a 7" rim soon. The 8" rim will be great on the road as well.

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