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    Default LT33 x 12.5 x 15 on stock rims

    Is anyone running 33-12.5 x 15 on stock TJ rims without spacers or other problems as the mim rim width is supposed to be 8.5". I am looking at Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac LT33 x 12.5-15.

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    My spare is A 33x12.50x15 on a seven inch wheel. It's not recommended, but works just fine. I know a couple guys who run them on the street and on the trail. One guy calls it "Poor man's bead-locks." One thing to take into consideration with this... Is the offset going to allow for that much tire on the inside. Some people run into problems hitting tie-rods or springs and it can tear-up the inboard side-wall. You are never going to know unless you mount one up. Take one tire to the hobby shop and mount it on a wheel and bolt it on the front. See if it works. If not, go buy some cheap steel wheels. What's the lug pattern? You may be able to find some used wheels that will work.
    By the way, you will wear tires FAST, due to a more rounded tread surface.
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    I did this awhile back. I had BFG 33x 12.5 on my stock canyon rims. It worked, but I was never too comfortable with it. Eventually you will want to go to a new wheel with the right backspacing. I now have new rims and tires and I love it. Like I said, it will work but I would recomend forking out the money now for new rims rather than later.

    Also the spacers, I wouldn't even mess with them. I had them as well and I wish I had just spent the money the first time.

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    I'm running BFG's 32x12.5 on my stock Canyon rims... I had to put spacers on both front and rear. I am now saving for a new set of wheels... wish I had just done it in the first place instead of spending the money on the spacers. I haven't noticed any significant wear pattern, but I probably don't have 10k miles on them. Jon
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    The issue is not the width of the rim, 8" wide is fine with a 12.50" inch tire, it is the back spacing on the stock rim, 5.25" if I remember correctly that cause problems with rubbing in front when turning or off roading. The recommended back spacing with a 12.50" wide tire in 3.75" which moves the center line of the tire out 1.5" from stock. This can be done with wheel spacers or new rims, a set of steel rims will fun you about $200 and a set of wheel spaces are around $125 I think.

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    Ok heres my story.
    Once upon a time not long ago and not too very far. I decided to try this with my stock rims and 33x12.50 BFG's. So there I was trading in my Stock GSA's to get a sweet deal on 5 BFG ATS. My happy feet and retarded brain said it was all good. I mounted, inspected the front and called it good. On the way to coldstone creamery, a rubbery smell was waffing. Just creating more hunger for icecream. (lactose intolerant). As I was licking the delicous choc chip mint I was looking at my inner right rear tire. I said to myself. SELF, "When did white wall come on BFGS"
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    I've been told that it's pretty easy to break spacers. A good friend who owns a shop said he tried to use them and came down hard on one when wheeling and snapped them off. The money you could spend on spacers, you could put towards some good budget steel wheels.
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    I've run 32" Dunlops, the fronts rubbed the UCA and the drivers side rear rubbing the Top of the spring perch. Most likely you will rub the arms and possibly in the rear with 33"s without spacers. Save up and get some wheels...just my $.02

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