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Old 03-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Checking in from Kansas. New Jeep owners.

Hello from Kansas. My wife and I are are exciting about taking delivery of our first Jeep next week. It is a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited. I should mention that I have an awesome wife, as it was her idea to get the jeep. She knows I have wanted one for years.

Our dilemna is this. We love the jeep, but aren't crazy about the stock wheels or tires. They just don't feel or look quite right for a jeep to us. We appreciate any advice you might care to offer.

At this point, we aren't ready for doing any lift's or mods. If I know my wife, we will get there...but not right now. Again...awesome wife.

So,in the meantime, we wan't to switch out the wheels/tires for something a little more aggressive. I'm specifically interested in the Goodyear DuraTrac.

The problem is that it doesn't seem to come in my jeep's stock size of P255/75R17. I actually seem to have a hard time finding much of anything interesting that does come in that size.

DuraTrac's are available in.

17"
LT245/75R17E1 121Q W
LT265/70R17E1 121Q B
LT265/70R17C1 112Q W
LT285/70R17D1 121Q W
LT315/70R17D2 121Q B

16"
LT215/85R16E1 112Q B
LT225/75R16E1 115Q B
LT235/85R16E1 120Q B
LT245/75R16E1 120Q W
LT245/75R16C1 108Q W
LT265/75R16C1 112Q W
LT265/75R16E1 123Q W
LT285/75R16E1 126P W
LT305/70R16E2 124Q B
LT315/75R16E2 127Q B


I admitedly know next to nothing about wheels/tires. But, I am willing and eager to learn. Will any of these 17" tires fit our jeep stock? We would prefer to switch the wheels too (something in black), if that helps. Would stepping down to 16" wheels open up options, or does that just create more problems?

Thanks in advance.

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Sorry if this belongs in tires/wheels thread.

Since this was my first post, I wasn't sure if it belonged here or in a different thread.

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