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post #1 of 6 Old 02-21-2014, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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15" Sahara Wheels?

I've read on many threads that the Sahara has larger brake calipers, and can not fit certain types of 15" wheels. I want to put 15x8 Mickey Thompson Sidebiters on with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 33/1250R15 's. First off, will these tires fit on these wheels or are they too wide? Second, Will the Sidebiters fit on without interfering with the brakes?

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I've read on many threads that the Sahara has larger brake calipers, and can not fit certain types of 15" wheels. I want to put 15x8 Mickey Thompson Sidebiters on with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 33/1250R15 's. First off, will these tires fit on these wheels or are they too wide? Second, Will the Sidebiters fit on without interfering with the brakes?

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For a 15" wheel to fit they need to have a 3.25-3.75" backspace. 4" or more backspace 15s will almost always rub the calipers.
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all jk's have the same brakes from the factory.

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all jk's have the same brakes from the factory.
This and what I said above. A normal 3.25-3.75" BS 15" wheel will fit. Not sure MT makes the sidebitter in a 15x8 with the 5x5 lug pattern though looking at their specs on the site.
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I've read that 15x8 4.5 inch backspacing walker evans fit. I'm guessing because they're beadlocks they don't need a big drop center.
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I've read that 15x8 4.5 inch backspacing walker evans fit. I'm guessing because they're beadlocks they don't need a big drop center.
That could be but is not the norm. Usually anything larger than a 3.75" BS hits but not sure on the rules with beadlock style 15s.
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