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Old 10-03-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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new jeep, need the right wheels

well i did it. ipulse bought an 09 flame red basic wrangler X last night to replace my 2000 sport. as you know - it comes with the stock wheels and tires 16" steel and p225/75r16s.

i will be plowing and already know i want to go with my favorite tire the goodyear silent armor.

need your help. what size wheel and tire can i put on it so it looks slightly better, no rubbing, no spacers and no mods needed. i am thinking a 17 inch wheel will look better than 18 since i am not lifting it, or you could talk me into 16. want to get some cool black alloy rims to go with it.

looking for your expert advice.

thank you - tin.

ps - any other initial mods that wont break the bank would also be appreciated.

pss - any opinions on plows that have very very little hardward showing when the plow is off?

thx again
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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Go with the 16" as the tires are cheaper than 17".Get the wheels with 4.5" or less backspacing so you wont rub the swaybar when you turn,specially if you go with a 12.5 wide tires.

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I'd do a 17"... lots of wheel choices and tires seem to get cheaper and cheaper in this size.
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I faced the same issue when I purchased mine. I thought that the stock 16 tires/wheels looked a little too small for the 4 door version. Went with 17s and like it much better. Seems to balance the frame better.
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Will the Silent Armor give you enough traction to plow? Do you plan to do anything to the front to support all the weight of the plow?
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silent armor was a great balance for my 2000. i put timbrens in the 2000 with a western plow. i think i am going with snow dogg which is much lighter so i may not need them. just doing my driveway.
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