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Anyone running 15x7 with 0 offset?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by HardHat420, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Apr 4, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    Hi all. New to the forum and to the Jeep community.

    Just got my first Wrangler and would like to know if I could run 15x7 zero offset with 33x10.5 on a '14 jku sport with Rubicon shocks/springs (no lift).

    Sorry if this has been asked before but all the info I find is regarding 15x8 with negative offsets.

    Wanting to run either grabber x3 vs DC extreme country vs interco TSL.

    Will it clear the front calipers?

    Will it rub at full flex when rock crawling?

    Will the tire stick out beyond the fender?

    Any experience with either tire and how you would match them up as far as offroad capability and on road comfort?

    Any info is appreciated and pics would be helpful.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Apr 4, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  3. Apr 4, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 5, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Few run15s because they don't fit a jku. You have to take your calipers to a machine shop and have the tops shaved. Smallest you can run is 16s. Most run 17x9.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    17x9 is two inches of increased risk of popping a bead, two less inches of flex; most, if not all, 17" mud terrains are 10 ply, which is too heavy for a Jeep, requires very low psi for flexing and driving in deep sand, rides like a brick on road, and sticking out beyond the fender causes broken mirrors.

    Why am I the odd guy here? For wanting to run a comfortable 6 ply that will float over sand at a safe 20psi and still be able to crawl rocks and dig into mud without breaking my mirrors?
     
  6. Apr 6, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    As offgrid said, 15's won't fit without grinding the brake caliper.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2017 at 6:42 AM
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    The reason for the bigger wheel diameter is to fit bigger breaks. Stock tires are bigger making more work for the breaks so they needed to increase the rotor diameter and caliper size. My CJ has 37s on 15" wheels on stock calipers and rotors and I nearly panic every time I see Hard stopping on the freeway. I can't stop in an emergency so I give a lot of distance in front of me at high speeds. If I ever pulled a trailer I'd be toast. If you run 16x7s you'll only lose 1/2 in of squish, but gain a lot in stopping power. There are plenty of load range C's out there, but I fear like the 16.5in wheel the 16 is going to start disappearing.
     
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    My experience has taught that a mud terrain is a poor choice for sand anyway. Mud terrain's are good for rocks, and......mud. Stronger sidewalls made for more puncture resistance to rocks, or mud covered tire pokers. For sand, an AT, in a C or D rating would be best. My opinion......
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2017 at 2:38 AM
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    This is a 15" I saw today on a Rubicon 4dr unlimited, with Dana 44s. The owner said no mods. So looks like a 15 does fit.

    20170407_165315.jpg
     
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    Not all 15s will fit. I believe that wheel is a rarity. Test fit before you purchase.
     
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    In case anyone else was wondering. 15x7x0 offset (4" backspace) does fit. Clears the caliper and fits flush with the fender.

    Now to decide on the DC extreme or the maxxis razr.

    Such a hard choice :/

    20170420_153459.jpg
    20170420_153428.jpg
    20170420_153422.jpg
    20170420_153417.jpg
     
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  12. May 23, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    20170515_191303.jpgNot sure how I'm the only one who wants this size of tire and wheel. It feels like it was made for the wrangler. Looks good and off roads awesome.
     
  13. May 23, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    That does look great. I'm a big fan of simplicity and those wheels fit.
     
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