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    I was wondering if a 06 rubicon can run 15 inch rims....it came stock with 16 inch moabs.......will 15's clear the brakes(4 wheel disk)
    If it can't be fixed with 100 MPH tape, 550 cord, zip strips, and a hammer it can't be fixed

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    I'd stay with the 16's, or even 17's. That seems to be the way the industry is going. I have 15's on my CJ7 and I can't get the tires I want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
    I'd stay with the 16's, or even 17's. That seems to be the way the industry is going. I have 15's on my CJ7 and I can't get the tires I want!

    if i stay with the 16s.....i do like the MOABs(16inch, 8inch wide, 5inch backspacing) that i have on my jeep now does anyone know if i can fit a 12.5 wide tire without issues?
    If it can't be fixed with 100 MPH tape, 550 cord, zip strips, and a hammer it can't be fixed

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    I am running 35" Baja MTZs on a 15x8 w/3.75" of backspacing on my 03 Rubi and have never had any problems with wheel fitment or clearance.
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    you sure can, atleast I think, I have the same D44 rear axle on my unlimited and run 15's, though I always liked the look of the stock rubi rims with larger tires

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    so i will probably need wheel spacers?
    If it can't be fixed with 100 MPH tape, 550 cord, zip strips, and a hammer it can't be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    so i will probably need wheel spacers?
    I don't have em

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    Quote Originally Posted by crlovet View Post
    you sure can, atleast I think, I have the same D44 rear axle on my unlimited and run 15's, though I always liked the look of the stock rubi rims with larger tires

    what rims/tires do you have?
    If it can't be fixed with 100 MPH tape, 550 cord, zip strips, and a hammer it can't be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
    I'd stay with the 16's, or even 17's. That seems to be the way the industry is going. I have 15's on my CJ7 and I can't get the tires I want!
    Sorry, this comment doesn't seem right. There are so many options of tires for 15" wheels vs 16" or even 17" wheels.

    Since 15" wheels are more common, there more choices of tires and a lot cheaper then the ones for 16" or 17" wheels.

    Unless, things have just changed recently.

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    15's will bolt up just fine, with no spacers or adapters needed.

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