Thread: 15" tires

  1. 15" tires

    Good Morning Jeepers,

    I have 2005 wrangler TJ 4.0 engine, 6 speed with 15" stock wheels 4.5 bolt pattern, question, is there any other newer style rims that will fit/replace the 15" ones without a wheel adapter use?

    Without going crazy, my goal is to go to a 33/10.5/15 size tire and add a 4" lift for the true jeep look.

    Thanks for any help/ideas
    Steve

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    15" tires

    Sure there are many. If you go to 33x10.50R15 you want a wheel that is
    15x8, 5 on 4.5 bolt with 4.25 - 4.5 backspacing and center hub 71.5 mm because the wheels are hub centric. This means the vehicle weight is on the hub and not on the lugs.
    The backspacing will keep the tire from rubbing. Taller tire less backspacing 3.75 is the min backspacing I would recommend. It will fit 33x12.5

    Many times you could verify the tire requirement for the rim width. Typically the wider the tire the wider the rim. Otherwise the tire bulges and you get center wear at lower than normal pressure. ~25psi.


    One 2005 Stock rim is 15x7.5 with 5 on 4.5in bolt pattern and 5.5 inch backspacing with 71.5mm hub


    Regards,
    JPNinPA

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    Last edited by JPNinPA; 05-26-2020 at 08:21 PM.
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