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post #1 of 13 Old 03-06-2015, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am about to buy 15 inch MB72s for my 2008 JK Wrangler. I was told that most likely they would rub with my calipers... is that true? any help is appreciated. thanks! i'll be putting a 4 inch rough country lift before I run them though.
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-06-2015, 01:50 PM
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Lift won't improve caliper clearance.

You need to do some research: http://www.upgrademotoring.com/faq/wheel_terms.htm

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I ran 15 x 8 MB Chaos on mine with 3.75 backspacing and had no issues

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Thanks that was actually helpful...

I guess I can see where the other guy thought I meant the lift would have anything to do with the caliper situation... thought I put that I was going to run 33 BFGs with them...
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If you go to discounttiredirect.com and call the # they will tell you which 15s will fit and which wont.

You will need to strategically place the wheel weights...or they will hit the caliper. The actual wheel was about 1/4" away from the caliper.

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awesome man thanks!
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MB tires should fit fine. I have MB11 and they work great with my 35x15x12.5 tires... plenty of clearance and they look great. Very similar to Methods NV
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I have 35s mounted on 15" MB72s now. I have ran them for a couple years with no problem. The only issue I ever had was when balancing, they have to use clip weights on the inside lip of the rim instead of the weight tape.

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Gojo03, what back spacing do your 15" MBs have?

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3.75" I believe
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I realize this is not the point of this thread, so technically it is a hijack but it's a minor one and it's good information for posterity . . .

Good luck finding Black MB72s in a 17" anymore. Not sure why, but they discontinued them some time ago.

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I run 15x8 3.75 BS with no issues other than the tire shop double stacking weight tape. My calipers quickly resolved the issue.

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I realize this is not the point of this thread, so technically it is a hijack but it's a minor one and it's good information for posterity . . .

Good luck finding Black MB72s in a 17" anymore. Not sure why, but they discontinued them some time ago.
OP wants 15's. Not sure why everyone is worried about grinding the calipers. Took 2 minutes and have created zero issues. Find a wheel you like and go with it, if you have to grind, then grind away.

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