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Old 04-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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35" tires on 18" wheels

I have my stock 18" wheels and want to move up to 35" tires. getting a 2.5" lift on my '10 JK. Want to stay in a not so crazy price range. Any suggestions on a decent reasonable priced tire? Would love to not buy rims but might be cheaper for new 15's
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Look at my pics I have stock 18's and have 35 X12.5R18 Toyo Open Country M/T I only paid 356 a tire they are quiet do good in sand and great in mud.

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Would love to be in the $1500 range for the whole deal. Don't know if its possible?
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To find a set of 35's and your lift under 1500 you would have to buy used. I did a lot of looking around and 350 is a good deal for a 35.
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Look at my pics I have stock 18's and have 35 X12.5R18 Toyo Open Country M/T I only paid 356 a tire they are quiet do good in sand and great in mud.
ONLY!? I dont have a JK, but rather a TJ...and after seeing that, Im so glad I am running 15s. 4, 35" GY MTR Kevlars cost me 1000, mounted and balanced.
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So question is am I better off going down to 15"? Lift is not in that price
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Yes if you did 15" rims it would be cheaper but I like my stock 18" rims so had to pay more.
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So question is am I better off going down to 15"? Lift is not in that price
That is kind of personal preference. Here are a few things to think about...

Some people like the look of a larger wheel (not me personally though, but its your jeep).

If you really like the look of your stock 18s, your tires will cost more (lets just say 100 dollars more per tire in comparison to 15s). On top of this cost you MIGHT need wheel spacers to prevent any rubbing in turns...about 100 dollars per pair. The cost could be as little as $400 dollars more than 15s...or it could be $600 dollars or more.

So my thoughts are, if you really like your stock 18s...keep them. If you don't mind swapping wheels do some shopping and see what you can find...for that 600 dollars, you could find some nice 15" wheels. In the end it may cost the same amount to drop wheel sizes as it would to keep the 18s...but your next set of tires will also be significantly cheaper. Just some thoughts though
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That is kind of personal preference. Here are a few things to think about...

Some people like the look of a larger wheel (not me personally though, but its your jeep).

If you really like the look of your stock 18s, your tires will cost more (lets just say 100 dollars more per tire in comparison to 15s). On top of this cost you MIGHT need wheel spacers to prevent any rubbing in turns...about 100 dollars per pair. The cost could be as little as $400 dollars more than 15s...or it could be $600 dollars or more.

So my thoughts are, if you really like your stock 18s...keep them. If you don't mind swapping wheels do some shopping and see what you can find...for that 600 dollars, you could find some nice 15" wheels. In the end it may cost the same amount to drop wheel sizes as it would to keep the 18s...but your next set of tires will also be significantly cheaper. Just some thoughts though

I could have not said it any better good info.
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Take a look at Federal Couragia M/T. I love them they a great in the mud and not bad on the pavement. I've ran them on all my toys.


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Thanks for all the opinions with this always a tough one.........
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Like the look of the bigger wheels on the JK's myself as well.

In the end you have to get what suits your visual taste.

The money is soon forgotten but the look of your jeep will put a smile on your face everytime you look at her.

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Yes if you did 15" rims it would be cheaper but I like my stock 18" rims so had to pay more.

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