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Old 07-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Wheels & Tire time. School?

This all reads like Chinese to me when I'm scrolling through as per numbers. After seven years and in need of new tires and new wheels, I'm also wanting it to be lifted a bit.. I have read and read and read and I have found there is a body lift and suspension lift?

Don't ask me what size tire I have now because all I know is it reads p255/70R 18... (What ever on earth that equates to) ... I did a lot of research when looking for tires and my number one concern was safety. Something that stuck too wet pavement Like a glove and was excellent in snow!!! Simple enough. My research led me to purchase the Wrangler silent armors and they never let me down especially living on the Jersey shore and the weather we've had in the last year and a half... I never swapped out the factory wheels....

But I'm not understanding the numbers I'm not quite sure what it is I'm even looking for.... But I do know what I'm not looking for. I'm not looking to re-gear, climb mountains, or lose the stability that I have now.. From everything I read and from what I hear from others, it looks as though when you raise the vehicle you lose a lot of the safety maneuvering? So then I read about just doing a body lift. The jeep needs something But I can't put my finger on what it is. Bigger wheels or a lift...

I would like to left it a bit, but again, my main concern is safety, As I am in every day driver highway and do a lot in brain and snow, but I also like to go play in the mud.....

What is the 33? And what am I running now with the number I just provided above?

I like the look of more tire then wheel, but I don't like bulk, So maybe I like more we'll then tire? My head hurts :-x

So if someone wants to school me, by all means Please do.. But we definitely need to do something to this puppy and I do not wish to spend an arm and a leg and it's not something I will be doing myself.

Suggestions? Bahaaaaahaaas

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Tire Size Conversion Chart looks like about 32"

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Tire Size Conversion Chart looks like about 32"
Well that was easy enough :-) so I am not too far behind in the game.... Thanks. So I think then I just want to go for a bigger tire and keep the smaller wheel... I have the 17 inch on there but I don't know if I should go down to 16 and put 33 on there And just raise the body? With all the apps, there should be a virtual makeover so you can design and see what you want :-) I just don't want to go high because of safety concerns
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Well that was easy enough :-) so I am not too far behind in the game.... Thanks. So I think then I just want to go for a bigger tire and keep the smaller wheel... I have the 17 inch on there but I don't know if I should go down to 16 and put 33 on there And just raise the body? With all the apps, there should be a virtual makeover so you can design and see what you want :-) I just don't want to go high because of safety concerns
In your your first post you say you have 255/70/r18's. above you say 17's. whichever it is, this is the size of your wheels and your new tires will have to be the same unless you get different wheels.

A lot of people will recommend tires based on how long they last, and their price, and the relationship between those two things. Tires with tackier rubber do not last as long but are much better for traction. Your Goodyear wranglers are quit tacky, more so than most and are very good in rain, snow and otherwise slippery conditions. I would stick with them.

As far as height and with goes; and the consequences of changing them, there is a lot of explaining to do. I'll leave off here.
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17 wheels. I will ask around :-) thanks
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17 wheels. I will ask around :-) thanks
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:57 AM   #7
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If I were you I would do a 33" a/t with a level kit, since it's your daily driver.

Since you don't want to do it yourself, you can get a teraflex level kit installed for around $400, including alignment. That will give u 2" in the front and 1" in the back.

The 33" tire (if u get a legit 33) will raise your jeep another 1".
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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If I were you I would do a 33" a/t with a level kit, since it's your daily driver.

Since you don't want to do it yourself, you can get a teraflex level kit installed for around $400, including alignment. That will give u 2" in the front and 1" in the back.

The 33" tire (if u get a legit 33) will raise your jeep another 1".
Thanks a lot. Simply put but well informative! Living on the shore, My town is loaded with the four door and I see them lifted just a bit to where I would also like mine. I guess I should not be so shy and just ask :-) But in doing my homework, the one thing that I keep reading is that you have to be careful because You can alter the Performance and handling drastically if you don't No what you're doing... That's my biggest fear, As it's more for esthetic look and not so much wanting to get out there and climb mountains.. Thanks so much for your help. It's appreciated
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-basically it will depend on your budget.

how much do you wanna spend on your tires and your lift. lift heights vary, but to play it safely... 2.5 is the way to go in terms of budget, and upgradability.

heres my lift...less than a grand, and done right without altering the geometry too much. there are many different kits available so its up to you to pick your poison. i'm just showing you mine for reference since its a complete one and done thing.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rub...ew-254067.html

-weight is your enemy (an extra 10lbs to current wheels/tires will equate to 100lbs) think of driving ur jeep with heavy passengers ALL the time. Lucky we all did your homework for you.

the lightest 315/70/17 (35's, but are actually 34's) are the goodyear duratracs
the lightes 285/70/17 (32's, but are actually 33's) are toyo at2 (in p metric)

again...refer to my thread. i'm managing 19 - 20 mpg Lifted on toyo at2.
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Thanks a lot. Simply put but well informative! Living on the shore, My town is loaded with the four door and I see them lifted just a bit to where I would also like mine. I guess I should not be so shy and just ask :-) But in doing my homework, the one thing that I keep reading is that you have to be careful because You can alter the Performance and handling drastically if you don't No what you're doing... That's my biggest fear, As it's more for esthetic look and not so much wanting to get out there and climb mountains.. Thanks so much for your help. It's appreciated
If you just want it to look cool..stick with a level or budget boost.
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EDIT: the lightest 285/70/17 (33's, but are actually 32's) are toyo at2 (in p metric)
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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I actually did a lot of homework :-) however, if you really don't understand you can do all the homework you want and you may still not get it.

I think I'm going to stick with the basic. 2.5. When it's time to pass someone I need to go :-) or jump into traffic :-)

Going to check your thread now. Thanks again

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