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Quick question about tires and wheels

I have an 04 with the stock 16x7" 5 spoke wheels... Currently i have 245/75r16 on which is the stock tire size... My question is how wide of tires can i fit on the stock rim... i would like some km2s in 33/12.5 and if the stock rim doesnt work how wide will the rim have to be?
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I'm running 11.50's on the same wheels you have. People have ran 12.5's on them but you'll have to air down a good bit to get close to even tread wear. If you were to buy new rims I would go with 15x8's. Tires will be cheaper and you can fit the 12.50's easily.
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You can put 12.50's on the stock rim. They may not wear the best but they will fit. I would say that a 8" wide is the minimum I would put 12.50's on and 10" wide wheels being ideal.
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Gotcha.. Hey Tyler how do the 11.50s do off road
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Pretty good so far. I mean I haven't been on anything major. But just a few small trails and all this crazy snow and they've done great.
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What about snow? also what kind of tire do you have
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They're great in snow. I've yet to get stuck. I have Nitto Terra Grapplers. The size is in my sig
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Gotcha... Yeah im thinking of getting KM2s cause ive heard nothing but good reviews... I would like to get the 33/12.50s so i would have a larger footprint and i could get more traction... But i like my stock wheels too much... I think if i do change ill go with the Cragar soft 8s 15x8.... The 15x8s is what i was thinkin of putting on my jeep Plus they are pretty cheap
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The only thing about them is that they're pretty heavy. And if you're going to a 33 and a steel wheel without a tune or anything you'll notice a big difference in power.
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Gotcha... Yeah i want a tune but i dont have the money for one.. lucky for me i already have 4.10s so i have the gear for larger tires
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Those will help you out. With my tunes and 4.10's my truck feels about the same as it was stock before I tuned it.
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Yeah i was just lookin on ebay and i could get an xcal 2 for like 150. but how much are tunes?
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$115 from bamachips. I'm not sure if he's still doing Rangers though. I was on their website the other day and all I saw was Mustang stuff. Somebody else might be able to give you more info though. If he can't do the tunes for you Rouge has the tunes for like $75 I think.
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