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Old 08-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Newbie tire question...

Have a '10 JKU Sport....getting a small bonus soon & wanting to spend it on new tires. I'm going to keep my wheels & plastidip them. Starting to look at tires & Holy Hell are they pricey plus you need to buy an extra one for the spare! Anyways-enough of that rant! I want to get the largest tire that will fit on the OE wheels. Also thinking about doing a leveling kit.

Any suggestions on sizes & kit? How much mpg should I expect to lose & some have told me that my speedo will be off-true?

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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$150.00 AEV Procal to adjust tire settings to match up to your gear settings for shift point changes (auto tranny). it has other features too like disabling/setting your tpms sensors.

If you go wide on your tires, you'll need wheel spacers. less/greater $100

a leveling kit will suffice...$130+ to accomodate larger tires.

now the hard part...choosing tires. mud vs all terrain. consider the weight as the heavier tire will drop your mpg. an additional 10lbs on a tire is equivelant to 100lbs in extra load.

every jeep /driver is different so expect a 1-5mpg hit. when you move on up.

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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I will admit, I'm a mall crawler. I'd like to do some light off roading but have yet to find the time or place to go. My biggest worry is snow in the Winter. I have about half hour drive to work & it's a combination of country roads & interstate.
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mall crawler, light offroading, snow....
i suggest the toyo at2. not just because i have it...because its priced right, great onroad mannerisms, sticky like its street tires, great offroad, affordable, THE QUIETEST, and LIGHTEST (p285/70/17), and 65k or 50k warranty depending on which tire.
i get 19-20mpg on these.

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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mall crawler, light offroading, snow....
i suggest the toyo at2. not just because i have it...because its priced right, great onroad mannerisms, sticky like its street tires, great offroad, affordable, THE QUIETEST, and LIGHTEST (p285/70/17), and 65k or 50k warranty depending on which tire.
i get 19-20mpg on these.

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I really like the look of those! Def gonna have to research those more! There are SO many options out there, it's nice to start to narrow it down.
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Good luck. It took me 6 months to finally decide.
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Good luck. It took me 6 months to finally decide.
LOL.....I've started now...bonus doesn't come for a month or two. Took my hubby almost a year to decide on wheels & tires for our '65 LeMans.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #8
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I would recommend shopping discounttiredirect.com this weekend. Forum members get a $50 discount if you buy 5 tires at once. On top of that, they have tons of rebates and promotions going on right now. On top of that, their prices are already lower than everybody else. And on top of that still, you get free shipping.

I have found that I can almost always save hundreds of dollars by ordering from those guys. Plus their customer service is best I've ever dealt with, period.
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I would recommend shopping discounttiredirect.com this weekend. Forum members get a $50 discount if you buy 5 tires at once. On top of that, they have tons of rebates and promotions going on right now. On top of that, their prices are already lower than everybody else. And on top of that still, you get free shipping.

I have found that I can almost always save hundreds of dollars by ordering from those guys. Plus their customer service is best I've ever dealt with, period.
I will DEF check them out! I'm all about saving money & I'd really like to do both tires & a leveling kit all at once. So the more I can stretch the $$, the better!
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yeah it pretty much gets expensive. what i did is search on craigslist, found a local reputable shop with the cheapest prices, negotiated and saved myself a couple of hundred bucks (no tax, discounted the wheels/and tires) by paying cash.
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I also like Mickey Thompson ATZs and the Cooper STTs. They apparently handle really well in the snow/ice. I'll keep the MTR 35s on the Jeep, so I don't double up on huge tires for it.

My 4Runner now has the Hankook Dynapro RF10s. They do well enough but the ATZs look better for the snow. I have full-time AWD on my 4Runner so that helps. Not sure if the ATZs come smaller than a 33 but the STTs may.

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