I just picked up my 07 and with only 21,000 miles on it, the tires are in very good condition. When these wear out and I have the funds, I will get new (bigger) tires and different wheels. I will offer the old ones up for sale here or on Craigslist.org.
__________________ 2013 Gecko JK Sport S
2009 White JKU Rubicon
Generally how long do the stock tires on a 2009 Sahara last, I need an excuse to get new ones
I had my first flat (pothole) in less than 500 miles..
Upgraded to BFG LT255/75R17 T/A KM and they are LT type (light truck)
I gave my existing stock tires to someone who could use them..
There is nothing wrong with the stock rims...Stick with the stock rims as long as you can.. (rim offset and DW but that is an entire other story... )
There is nothing wrong with the stock rims...Stick with the stock rims as long as you can..
The stock Sahara rims are 18's though; I'd ditch them as soon as possible.
Some tire stores will take the stock rim/tire combo in trade. Some dealers will give you a few bucks for them.
My humblest of humble opinions is that the stock Sahara tires are terrible; mine hydroplaned like crazy and were useless in any amount of mud. Forget about wet rocks.
Might as well replace the wheels when you go for rubber. 33"-35" rubber for 16" wheels is a heckuvvallot less expensive than for an 18" wheel. In fact, do it right, and the wheels pay for themselves at the first tire swap.
Good advice here! ^^^ If all else fails find a nice construction site to cruise around daily till you pick up enough nails/shrapnel to warrant a new set. I picked up 3 nails in 2 months time without even trying in my Mazda3....
The stock tires on our 09 Sahara have lasted almost 5000 miles now and haven't had any problems.
Funny thing about the Rubicon though! Although it was brand new and on the show room floor, I didn't notice how bad the tires were until I got it home.
Immediately had to make allowances for new tires and wheels. Got it all done just before they were about to blow! Now I've got all these wheels to git rid of but, no blowouts!!! Except the check book!
There's usually mud on it or rocks under it!
Welcome, and have fun with your Sahara!!!
"Take nothing but memories,
leave nothing but 'light tread marks'."