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Old 02-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Wheels and tires-2012 Silver JK 4dr

Purchased my Jeep 8 months ago and now it's time to accessorize ! Ha I'll be making a wheel and tire purchase soon and need some advice. Pretty sure a lift will follow suite soon but I can't get too crazy with it since this is also my everyday vehicle .any suggestions? This is what I've seen so far that I like. I want 35's for sure. I'm liking The Nitto tires and liking some Rock Star and Fuel Revolvers. Let the pics and advice begin.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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Oops ! I meant 2011 Jeep

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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On an '11, 35's will destroy both your mileage and power without regearing, which runs +/– $1500.

Even more so with large rims and the Nittos, which weigh as much as a queen-size bed.

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My advice: go with a different wheel and tire.

That being said, you can certainly go with those 35s and Nittos. Just be prepared for everything that comes along with it. In addition to everything that kbw mentioned, you will also definitely need a new tire carrier to support the weight of that heavy ass wheel and tire. If you intend to offroad any, you are going to want to sleeve and gusset the axle as well. And you will want to get a procal to be able to tell the Jeep that it now has 35s on it. Otherwise, your speedo, tripometer, odometer, etc will all be off.
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My advice: go with a different wheel and tire.

That being said, you can certainly go with those 35s and Nittos. Just be prepared for everything that comes along with it. In addition to everything that kbw mentioned, you will also definitely need a new tire carrier to support the weight of that heavy ass wheel and tire. If you intend to offroad any, you are going to want to sleeve and gusset the axle as well. And you will want to get a procal to be able to tell the Jeep that it now has 35s on it. Otherwise, your speedo, tripometer, odometer, etc will all be off.
What tire and wheel suggestions can ya make?
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What tire and wheel suggestions can ya make?
Something in the 15"-16" range. 17" at a max. Regardless of the diameter, you need to look for something with a backspacing of 4.5" or less.

As for tires, that will depend on what you are wanting to use the rig for. Duratracs would be a good recommendation.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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I would suggest getting a 15 inch tire. I was going to go with 315/75R16 with my 2012, and for the tires I wanted (GY MTR kevlars. the guy who won the King of the Hammers this year was using them too.. If that's not a good way to know they are amazing, I don't know what is ;P) it was gonna be 340ish a tire(through Discount Tire. If your not aware of them, you should be. They, and their "to your door step" price is quite awesome.)
Anyway, I then found a 15 inch rim I would be able to use on my 12 JK, and now, the tires ended up being 231 per "35x12.5x15" tire.. And that price difference is pretty much the same across the board with everyone it seems. Plus, having extra side wall vs more rim, can only help with the fun stuff, lol. As for what rims.. whatever fits, and that you like. Personally, I like something more basic.. Just figure.. I would hate to mess up something meant to look fancy on some rocks.
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Ok so after more research I'm now thinking MB chaos 17" with the Goodyear Duratrcs. What size if I wanted 33" tires or what size if I decided 35" tires to fit my wheels? I know I must have a lift for 35 but would I necessarily need lift for 33's?
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Ok so after more research I'm now thinking MB chaos 17" with the Goodyear Duratrcs. What size if I wanted 33" tires or what size if I decided 35" tires to fit my wheels? I know I must have a lift for 35 but would I necessarily need lift for 33's?
All this is SOO confusing . Wheels with a cool look, Right size for the right wheel,Right weight, 4.5 back spacing, lift, no lift, something versatile for everyday use and some light off road use. I am ready to buy but having a hell of a time factoring it all in.
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All this is SOO confusing . Wheels with a cool look, Right size for the right wheel,Right weight, 4.5 back spacing, lift, no lift, something versatile for everyday use and some light off road use. I am ready to buy but having a hell of a time factoring it all in.
I'm going through the same issue. Not sure what tire, rim, lift or get a leveling kit.
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I'm going through the same issue. Not sure what tire, rim, lift or get a leveling kit.
^ all the choices are confusing. I have been searching for about 6-8months too. A few weeks ago, I narrowed it down to some Procomp wheels, but the few different Procomp's I wanted are on back order for the next 90+days.. I will post pics of what I finally went with when everything shows up...

I have a 2011/ with an AEV2" leveling kit. Plan on 17x9 (rugged ridge wheel 4-9/16" BS ) the tire is likely going to be 285/70/17 duratracs which is about 33x11.5x17. Search on this forum for 33's and you will get some pretty good ideas.
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Looks great. What are they?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
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I put a 2.5 inch Rubicon suspension lift, 2 inch body lift, 16" MB Chaos 5 and Goodyear Duratracs 315/75/R16 These tires ate perfect for me. Very little road noise and surprisingly rides smoother than I thought.

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