Suggestions? I bought the wrong width tires!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-31-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
Suggestions? I bought the wrong width tires!!

I bought some 18x9 Fuel Pump Black +1 offset wheels and 275/65-18 Toyo Open Country ATII....the tire looks way too skinny for the rim!! :-( I got them at Discount Tire, so I'm pretty sure I can take them back. Will a 285/65-18 look right on a 9" wheel or should I go with 325/60-18? I do have a TF leveling kit on the way. Here's a couple pics:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2229981394.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	167.3 KB
ID:	936874   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4142414166.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	180.5 KB
ID:	936882  

shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Dconn25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 29
What wrong with them I was looking to get the fuel hostage 18x9 I have 275/70/18 2.5 rc lift do they stick out much

Dconn25 is offline   Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 08:35 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Dconn25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 29
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-807160530.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	143.0 KB
ID:	937042



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-637280113.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	206.9 KB
ID:	937050
Dconn25 is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
They do stick out a little. The problem is the tire has too much sidewall bulge and looks like a car tire. I found out that Toyo has some of these tires that are labeled XT or Extreme terrain. They have a deeper tread and a more aggressive sidewall. That's what I thought I was getting. I have ordered LT 285/65R18 to replace these. I hope I like em!
shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
Muuuch better!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2055210802.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	158.5 KB
ID:	944018   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1185118081.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	183.9 KB
ID:	944026  

shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 04:07 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
spinlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 37.9° N, 121.7° W
Posts: 5,702
Those wheels are 1/2" wider than the manufacturer recommended rim width range.

Try some 8" wide rims.
__________________
"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive."
B. B.
spinlock is offline   Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
I like the new ones. Fuel doesn't make that wheel In 8". Would be nice though.
shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #8
I drive Papa Smurf

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Pressurized's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 7,294
The LT275/65-18 is listed for 7.5" to 9" wheels so there is no issue there. In fact, the P275/65-18 is rated for 7.5" to 9.5" wheels. I agree the second pairing does look like a better fit. I may use that tire also, but will find an 8.5 wheel for just a little different look.
__________________
2012 JKU Sahara - Hella ECE H4 conversion - PRS Audio mod- SWS - GraBars - Bestop Cargo Cover

Papa Smurf - RK 2.5 Frankenlift - Rancho RS5000X - JKS F/TB - RE TB/Brackets - Superlift R/TB - Synergy Front Lower CA's - JKS mount/Bilstein stabilizer - Rugged Ridge XHD bumper- Pro Comp 8186 - Cooper S/T Maxx 295's

Pressurized is offline   Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 08:28 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
So far, I'm loving these tires!
shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 09:18 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Hoorah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 1,100
Quote:
Originally Posted by shamisc View Post
So far, I'm loving these tires!
Which Toyo's are those, they look really nice? Do they ride smooth and quit on the street?
__________________
Hoorah!!!
Hoorah is offline   Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoorah View Post
Which Toyo's are those, they look really nice? Do they ride smooth and quit on the street?
They are the Open Country ATII Exteremes
shamisc is offline   Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
shamisc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 42
They're a 10ply tire so they're a little hard for the weight of the Jeep (IMO) but other than that I love the way they ride!

shamisc is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC