Thread: What size rims?

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    What size rims?

    Hi gang,
    On 'Black Betty' I have some late model rims and, if possible I'd like to retro it with Aluminum Slotted rims. The tires I have on her are 31x10.5x15. I'm trying to wrap my head around this but my years are taking their toll. Short of pulling one of the tires and taking it to the tire shop, can anyone help me on this?


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    Re: What size rims?

    15???

    What are you needing?
    Backspacing?
    Width?
    Bolt pattern...!


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    Re: What size rims?

    Look at this for stock dumensions. If rou are hoing bigger in tire size backspacing may be required and wider rim
    Jeep CJ 1978 - Wheel & Tire Sizes, PCD, Offset and Rims specs - Wheel-Size.com


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  4. Re: What size rims?

    Although the options are a bit few, I like the tall and skinny tires on 15" rims. My buddy has 15" off road steel wheels on his CJ and they look good.

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    What size rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlojeep View Post
    Although the options are a bit few, I like the tall and skinny tires on 15" rims. My buddy has 15" off road steel wheels on his CJ and they look good.
    Yeah I ran pizza cutters 33x9.5R15. They wore great, no rubbing and good in snow. Was able to get 6-10 ply sidewalls. They stopped making them.


    BTW for the OP et al. Tires have a range for wheel widths. So depending on the tire you want to run may depict the wheel width. This range is to keep the thread in the ground promoting best traction and wear. If you use too narrow a wheel the center of the thread will wear even at really low tire pressures. Too wide and edges wear and tire pressure range is small. In both too narrow and wide the bead area is week.

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