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Do I need to get new rims?????


 
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Cshutout30
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Do I need to get new rims????? Reply with quote

I am in the process of putting a 4" lift on my 2003 wrangler. I will be getting 33" tires to accomodate the lift, but do I need to buy new rims too? I currently have 31x10.50 R15 and the new tires will be 33x12.50 R15.....thanks for your help. i will post some before and after.....when i learn how to : )
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on if you have stock wheels or not
33x12.50's will not work on stock wheels without spacers and the cost of spacers you can buy a set of steel 15x8 with the 4in offset to work.

Safe spacers are Lug mounted spacers, usually run $100-ish a pair (need 2 sets) http://www.spidertrax.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.18/.f

Crager 15x8's about $40 a wheel.
http://www.quadratec.com/category/Steel+Wheels/136/index.htm

or run 33x10.50's

Also read here.
http://www.jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=12032

Here is my last jeep with 3" lift 32x11.50 on stock 15x8 with 2" wheel spacers
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!!! i do have stock rims (Canyon 15x8). now my next question.... what is the advantage of a 12.50 tire vs. a 10.50 tire...more road coverage??? what are the most reliable spacers to get (if i chose to go that route) i don't do much off-roading (no gasps please) but i sure do like the way a beefy lift looks Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S.......NICE PIC!!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need wheel spacers to use the 12.50's and the Canyons. I ran this setup for awhile with no problems. You can get away without the spacers only if your axles are perfectly centered and then you'll still have to grind away a bit of the rear upper spring perch to avoid contact and will have to do something to significantly limit your turning radius to eliminate front end rubbing when turning the wheel. Like I said, no probs with wheel spacers (I used a set of 1.25" Spidertrax ones) and dicey at best without the spacers (and that'd be strictly for street usage, wouldn't recommend inducing any sorta axle flexing with the tires tucked that close).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The spidertrax spacers if you have to go that route, like I linked above

I still vote on new rims for the gost of the spacers.

12.50 v 10.50 = for what youre saying = they look beefier

but in the pic those are 32x11.50/15's you could just rum those without any cutting or grinding. I used the spacers cause it looked better and mine were free, other wise i woulda changed rims.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy THANKS! the info really helped...and it convinced me that new rims will be the way to go! i just got my lift delivered today....now comes the fun part!!!! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yet another question to all you knowledgeable "jeepers" Razz i am looking at some 15x8 rims with a 3.75 backspacing.....would that work with 33x12.50's and a 4" lift??? THANKS!!!


2003 Wrangler Sport, 4.0 Cylinder, 5 Speed manual, 31x10.50 BFG T/A's on stock canyon rims.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it will.

http://4x4xplor.com/rockcrawlers.html
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