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Old 10-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Talking Just a beginner to all this....

Hey everyone, I am new to this whole game of outfitting my new Jeep. I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport with Stock tires, and 16 inch wheels. I was going to upgrade at the dealer but I felt they wanted waaay too much to upgrade through the parts department. I don't know very much about tires or wheels, but I really don't like the stock wheels, and would like to buy aftermarket wheels/tires. I like bigger wheels and would like to get 31-33 in tires. Can anyone help a newbie out and let me know exactly what sizes of wheels/tires I should search for, and what will fit my Jeep with out the addition of a lift kit.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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I feel your disorientation - I was there! Fortunately, I learned a ton on this forum from great people.
AEV makes great wheels. I used Bassett wheels (made in Wisconsin).
I went to 15" wheels and 33" tires with a Teraflex leveling kit.
I am thrilled with the improved ride and ability of my JK.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Those look nice!! I think I would like to get bigger than 16 in. rims, I am really unfamiliar with the "lingo", do you know what I would look for when searching for new rims tires? Like what size/numbers I would need to enter while searching?
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Those are 15" - you can find 16" or 17" combinations pretty easily. Discount Tire Direct has some combinations specifically for Jeeps.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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yeah i would definitely say go wander around in a Discount Tire store if there's one in your town, or look online, even youtube has reviews on tires now. tons of good options out there.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:20 AM   #6
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I really like my Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 tires 315/70R17 and my Method Racing Double Standard wheels 17X8.5" Here's a thread with pics of tire & wheel combos.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/bla...ms-157607.html
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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Hey Dears,
once again a little question from a brand new YJ 2,5l Wrangler (year 1990) :
1) actual tire's : 215/75-15 Michelin
2) loocking to keep the same dimensions
3) use : mountain's trips (= mud & snow…) almost NEVER on "tarmac-roads".
4) living south of France (Europe) = not easy to find "Amercican" ones, usually restricted
to classics european : Michelin, Vredestein, Good-Years, Dunlop, Toyo (=quite limited !)

So any advise … ? keeping a -15' radius…
Thanks all of you responding,

Thierry Marchand
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #8
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Hey Dears,
once again a little question from a brand new YJ 2,5l Wrangler (year 1990) :
1) actual tire's : 215/75-15 Michelin
2) loocking to keep the same dimensions
3) use : mountain's trips (= mud & snow…) almost NEVER on "tarmac-roads".
4) living south of France (Europe) = not easy to find "Amercican" ones, usually restricted
to classics european : Michelin, Vredestein, Good-Years, Dunlop, Toyo (=quite limited !)

So any advise … ? keeping a -15' radius…
Thanks all of you responding,

Thierry Marchand
Toyo AT2 has a great warranty (65,000 miles) and is a great all terrain tire. here's a link Open Country A/T II | Toyo Tires

and a review thread on this forum. Toyo AT2 Thread

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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I've never been disappointed by Michelins.

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Hey Dears,
once again a little question from a brand new YJ 2,5l Wrangler (year 1990) :
1) actual tire's : 215/75-15 Michelin
2) loocking to keep the same dimensions
3) use : mountain's trips (= mud & snow…) almost NEVER on "tarmac-roads".
4) living south of France (Europe) = not easy to find "Amercican" ones, usually restricted
to classics european : Michelin, Vredestein, Good-Years, Dunlop, Toyo (=quite limited !)

So any advise … ? keeping a -15' radius…
Thanks all of you responding,

Thierry Marchand
I would suggest you hook up with some of the off-road clubs near you and see what they are riding on, what they've learned about the tires available in your area.

I know there are some great O/R clubs out there in Europe. I've seen quite a lot of Youtube video's of them tearing up their rigs.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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I am running 18x9 -12 offset. With 285/65/18 (33's) Nitto Trail Grappler MT. The ride is great.
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Quick question(s)...... Do you have a lift and if not do you get any rub when you make a full turn?
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Quick question(s)...... Do you have a lift and if not do you get any rub when you make a full turn?
I currently don't have a lift and have no rubbing. I haven't taken it off road yet , at full lock out everything clears.

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