I am looking for some wheels and tires for my YJ and haven't had much luck finding anything used that would make sense buying. About ready to just get some Soft 8's and some cheaper new tires.
Then I started running across some good deals on used Sahara's and Rubicon tires and wheels. I can get a set of 5 Saharas with Duelers for $400 or a set of 5 Rubicons with BFG MT's for $600. Each have about 10K miles on them. I would rather have the BFG but the Duelers would work for most of what I would be using them for.
I realize that both would require adapters but I am putting a Ford 8.8 in and thought that if I could get a larger adapter in the back than in the front it would make up for the axle being 5/8" shorter on each side.
I would prefer a 33 or 34 by 12.5 tire and both of these tires are 32x10. I was thinking that I could run these until they were wore down and then buy bigger tires.
Here are the questions:
Thoughts on Rubicons vs Shaharas? 18 vs 17 for performance/look.
Why in the world are 18 inch tires so much more than 17 inch tires??? It would seem like less rubber would be needed to make the same tire but the 18s are more expensive.