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Old 02-19-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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I need some MEAT in these fenders! help!

So i just picked up a Brand new Sport.

Problem is these damn 16inch steel wheels and tires. The steelies arent to bad but the tires suck.

So ive been doing a ton of research and what not on here to find out what is the best options for me. I did locally find a nice set of Sahara 18 inch wheels with terra grappler tires in 275/70/18. But from what i have read on here they will rub, so i was super bummed. (Am i wrong????)

So now im off to find new alternatives.

So what would be the best way to get some bigger tires on this bad boy for cheap? Rims or not. I have looked all over my local craiglist, but all i find are the stock 17's with the crappy wrangler all session tires. Those are a dime a dozen it seems. I find a couple of rubicon take off int he 17's with the nice BFG all terrians, but both guys want $1,200 for the set. Thats seems SUPER high to me.

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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If it is a JK the 275s should not rub. 1200 can be high, depends on the condition of the tires. You have to pay to get the larger tires (if you want any kind of quality). It was 2500 for my wheels and tires. You have to pay to get what you want.

I have always wondered why people spend 20k+ on a JK and then worry about a few hundred bucks over lifts and tires and such.
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One issue with the stock steelies (any stock wheel for that matter) is the 6.25" backspacing and the steelies 7" width. I was in the same boat when I bought mine. I ended up biting the bullet and getting some wheels with 4.5" backspacing and 8" wide which opens the door for a better selection of tires. I ended up going with 285/75-16's and I really like how the look and I have 3.21 gearing and it handles them fine. I found rubicon take offs go for 800-1200 depending on where you are located.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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for $1200 you can get a set of brand new 15" steels with the proper back spacing and a set of brand new tires of your choice. Plus you'll save money in the long run with 15" wheels
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