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Old 06-06-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum and looking for a little input please. Looking to upgrade the tires on my wrangler se 04. The tires I have on it now look pretty puney and are stock on stock 15 inch rims. Any suggestions on a little bigger tire size just to make it look a little beefier? I would like to switch over to black rims soon also so any good deals out there let me know, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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MT/Rs. 31/10.50/15 with a 15/8" steel wheel. Say good bye to 5th gear.

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I agree...MT/Rs are awesome. If you want something similar with a harder rubber compound, go with the Cooper STTs. Very similar tread.


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Old 06-07-2008, 04:33 AM   #4
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The "beefier" the tread, the worse the gas mileage, unfortunately....and in today's economy....I'd tone down the beef for a while.

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If you want to "tone down the beef" (which Soupy made an excellent point of) and still have a good look, BFG All-Terrains are a good all-around tire.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:32 AM   #6
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On a stock jeep, 235's look OK, 30's a bit better and 5th is still usable, 31's look good but 5th is basically out of range now except on very flat terrain with no head wind. BFG AT/KO's are excellent both on and off road. To me the Good Years are over priced but nice looking, I do alot of hiway driving and would blow thru them pretty quick I'm thinking.
The other tire I really liked was the Pirelli Scorpion AT's, they were just as good as the BFG's in all conditions but on any wet roads they were awesome.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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The "beefier" the tread, the worse the gas mileage, unfortunately....and in today's economy....I'd tone down the beef for a while.

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you make it sound like gas is going to get lower.. its only going to get worse.. I cant help but thinking these oil tycoons are laughing their asses off smoking their cuban cigars.. thinking they got the whole economy jacked up.
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With a 4cyl, I'd try to purchase a set of take-off's (tire & wheel combo) from a Sport or Sahara. they would be 30/9.50/15's. I'm affraid with your engine and gear ratio's any larger tire will compromise what little power and economy you have. If you decide to just go with just tires, remember A/T's will have less rolling resistance over M/T's resulting in better economy.

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