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Old 10-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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Which Tires?

I've just begun looking at rims, currently like the MB 72 but not sure about size or tires.

I will mainly use it for DD, but will do easy to moderate off roading probably once per month.

I live in California, don't have any bad weather to worry about. So if I read correctly, sounds like BFG AT tires would be a good choice? I want a tire that will last long. Prefer not to be noisy, though my hearing sucks anyway...

I have a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited with 17" wheels. Just wondering what will fit with no modifications (not going to lift it, etc). Also, how much should I expect to spend for tires? Looks like the MB 72 runs around $100 each.

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Go with the BFG A/T's. My last set lasted almost 60,000 miles

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:20 AM   #3
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Go with the BFG A/T's. My last set lasted almost 60,000 miles
What is the price of those? I've looked on discount tire center and Pep boys -- neither list the 2012 Jeep. I figure that doesn't matter much anyway because I would be getting new rims.
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I had a 30x9.5R/15 on mine. I would look at your tire, find the size and go from there since you don't plan to lift. I would imagine around $200 or below per tire(not 100% sure though just a guess)
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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What size wheel are you wanting to buy? 15, 16, 17? Without a lift a 32" will bold up no problem. If you want to push the limits you can run a 33" tire but you may need to make some minor modifications to keep them from rubbing.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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What size wheel are you wanting to buy? 15, 16, 17?
Not sure yet, barely beginning my research. Will all 3 fit on a stock 2012 Wrangler Sport Unlimited? Is there much of a price difference between the sizes?

I'm trying to ball park what my budget will need to be. At this point looks like around $1500 for 5 wheels.
Rims = around $100 each
Tires = around $200 each
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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If you looking for good rims under $100 I'm a fan of the Black Rock soft 8s. I plan on buy them for my Jeep.

Black Rock Wheels 997685042 - Black Rock Series 997 Type 8 Steel Wheel in Matte Black for 99-10 Jeep® Vehicles with 5x5 Bolt Pattern - Quadratec

There are smaller sizes that what Quadratec shows on their site. I want 15x8s
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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Im in the same spot you are. I've been researching wheels and tires for a couple weeks now and I've come across the TRXUS STS. I've read good things and they seem like a great all around tire [except for mudding, i've read they are not the best because they don't self clean]

TrXus STS | Interco Tire


Hope that helps. Good luck
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Not sure yet, barely beginning my research. Will all 3 fit on a stock 2012 Wrangler Sport Unlimited? Is there much of a price difference between the sizes?

I'm trying to ball park what my budget will need to be. At this point looks like around $1500 for 5 wheels.
Rims = around $100 each
Tires = around $200 each
Yes, 15, 16 and 17" MB72's will fit the Jk without the use of spacers. Any of the steel options in 15 will require a wheel spacer (est.$100). (16 and 17" steel wheels may or may not require them, these are hit and miss but most require them.)

$1500 is doable for 15 and maybe 16" alloy wheels and tires depending on the combo you choose. 15" wheels are great if you don't think you will ever go larger than a 35" tire in the future. If you think you may want to go larger than a 35" tire than I'd suggest going with a 16" or 17" wheel straight out of the gate. Tire options larger than 35" are not very common for 15" wheels.

You may or may not have already read this but here's some more details about steel and alloy wheels that may be helpful: 15" MB72 alloy Vs 15" Steel wheels
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You dont have to run wheel spacers on the JK unless you have more than a 4.5" BS. Then, you will start to get into rubbing issues. Also, you run 35's on a JK pretty easy.

Another tire to look at is the Falken Wild Peaks! They are a great tire for the price and do great both on and off road. Works well for the price!

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Just bought 5 BFG A/T KO's. 31x10.5x15. Mounted, balanced for $1000 on 2004 TJ. Road ride is much better than mud terrains I had. The only problem was the spare bumped up against the 3rd brake light. One inch wheel spacer solved that problem.

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