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jsmith 07-04-2001 01:14 PM

Tire Size and Rim Width
 
Will 14/35x15 Super Swampers work on 15x8.5 rims. I have a chance to get a great deal on the tires. What do you think?

Uh... Is that suppose to look like that?

wades_76_CJ7 07-04-2001 02:12 PM

Re: Tire Size and Rim Width
 
they might work but your sidewalls will bulged way out. Lot better chance of catching a rock or something in it then. Although, you won't have to worry about rolling the tire off the bead as much. I would use 15x10's. My buddy has 33x14.5x15 SSR's on his 15x10's and they look good. Just my $.02.

76 CJ7, 258,Jeep T18, D20 TC, D30 & AMC20.
4" Superlift, 33" SSR's

wades_76_CJ7 07-04-2001 02:13 PM

Re: Tire Size and Rim Width
 
They will work but your sidewalls will bulge way out. Lot better chance of catching a rock or something in it then. Although, you won't have to worry about rolling the tire off the bead as much. I would use 15x10's. My buddy has 33x14.5x15 SSR's on his 15x10's and they look good. Just my $.02.

76 CJ7, 258,Jeep T18, D20 TC, D30 & AMC20.
4" Superlift, 33" SSR's

**DONOTDELETE** 07-04-2001 02:32 PM

Re: Tire Size and Rim Width
 
You would probably have one hell of a time getting them on an 8.5" rim...

Shannon
78cj5 4.2
t176,dana300


**DONOTDELETE** 07-04-2001 04:49 PM

Re: Tire Size and Rim Width
 
I'm willing to bet they won't work. I just tried to put 33x12.5's on 15x8 rims. They bulged and worse than that, they rubbed the rear springs just setting on the lift at the dealer. The dealer recommended a 10" rim to start with and after that I've got to find a rim with some offset. If you are getting a good deal on the tires go ahead and buy them and put them in storage until the right rims come along.


JEEPN 07-04-2001 08:07 PM

Re: Tire Size and Rim Width
 
Myt 33x12.5's are mounted on an 8" rim and they are pretty beat up from general wheeling. I am going to change them to 7" rims.

JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!


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