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Old 07-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Bone Stock JK 16" Wheels Off Road

How capable is a bone stock JK sport 2 door with the 16" steel wheels on it, off road? Im looking at getting just the base model, not one for frills, and was wondering what the base model is capable of. Of course, mods would come after the car payments are done...

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Of course, mods would come after the car payments are done...

Uh-huh . . . that's said A LOT, and it NEVER happens. If you get the mod bug, you're not waiting until you're done with several years of payments. Trust me. There's plenty of simple mods, so you just start a little . . . then it's a little more . . . then you start getting wide-eyed realizing other options . . . and before you know it, you're well on your way.

Now, what was your question? Oh yes, stock capability. Very capable. More capable than just about anything else on the road except for better equipped Wranglers. If there's a weak link, it's the stock TIRES that come on those wheels. Toss something with some more aggressive tread and your vehicle will be way ahead of your skill level.

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thanks! I still gotta tell myself ill wait for the payments to be done....haha. Now, if you could have heard the bewildered sales people when I told them I wanted to order the base wrangler...."Why would you want to order one with no options"? "Cause thats what I want and they are never on the lot".
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Uh-huh . . . that's said A LOT, and it NEVER happens. If you get the mod bug, you're not waiting until you're done with several years of payments. Trust me. There's plenty of simple mods, so you just start a little . . . then it's a little more . . . then you start getting wide-eyed realizing other options . . . and before you know it, you're well on your way.

Now, what was your question? Oh yes, stock capability. Very capable. More capable than just about anything else on the road except for better equipped Wranglers. If there's a weak link, it's the stock TIRES that come on those wheels. Toss something with some more aggressive tread and your vehicle will be way ahead of your skill level.
I was thinking the same thing about mods and payments, but I just finished bolting this on about 30 minutes ago, and I still have the dealer plates on. The winch, all 84lbs of it, is in the back of the magic brown truck, and should be here tomorrow.

Please excuse the mAll terrains, they do okay, but I want to swap them out for some kumhos.




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so you have taken your sport off road with those stock goodyears? I was wondering if anyone had attempted it You got the six speed manual? I just want the base, cheapest one, with the pentastar. Soft top, no ac, no frills, no mercy I think im alone in this sentiment, no ac wranglers are hard to find.
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The best thing to do would be to buy a set of Rubicon take-off tires and you'll be good to go.
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uh-huh . . . That's said a lot, and it never happens. If you get the mod bug, you're not waiting until you're done with several years of payments. Trust me. There's plenty of simple mods, so you just start a little . . . Then it's a little more . . . Then you start getting wide-eyed realizing other options . . . And before you know it, you're well on your way.

Now, what was your question?
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Forgot what those 225/75/16s look like. Woah....
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My 2 door is totally stock (6 speed), and we offroad it fairly regularly. It's been hung up in some mud pits a few times, but it has crawled it's way in 4LO up and down some pretty steep rocky hills and pulled me through some seriously rutted, muddy tracks without skipping a beat.
Airing down those Goodyears helps a lot. I haven't even undone the front swaybar yet, and have made it over all sorts of stuff.
15psi and you'll be amazed what it can get you through.
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so you have taken your sport off road with those stock goodyears? I was wondering if anyone had attempted it You got the six speed manual? I just want the base, cheapest one, with the pentastar. Soft top, no ac, no frills, no mercy I think im alone in this sentiment, no ac wranglers are hard to find.
It does ok, you need to keep your speed up in sand and mud. The stock tires will out perform( and almost run over) a kawasaki mule 4wd in deep sand. Maybey next time my brother will get out of the way.

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so you have taken your sport off road with those stock goodyears? I was wondering if anyone had attempted it You got the six speed manual? I just want the base, cheapest one, with the pentastar. Soft top, no ac, no frills, no mercy I think im alone in this sentiment, no ac wranglers are hard to find.
I myself am not a fan of A/C, not sure why but it always gives me a headache.... My wrangler I just bought is 100% stock 2011 without A/C but the mod thing...... I have already ordered parts and haven't even seen my Jeep yet
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I was thinking the same thing about mods and payments, but I just finished bolting this on about 30 minutes ago, and I still have the dealer plates on. The winch, all 84lbs of it, is in the back of the magic brown truck, and should be here tomorrow.

Please excuse the mAll terrains, they do okay, but I want to swap them out for some kumhos.




And now the addiction begins.... just an fyi ur gonna get a bit of a sag in the front due to the new bumper and winch...I have that bumper with endcaps and RR 8500 Winch
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And now the addiction begins.... just an fyi ur gonna get a bit of a sag in the front due to the new bumper and winch...I have that bumper with endcaps and RR 8500 Winch
I figure a lift is down the road. I have a Warn M8000 coming in tomorrow.
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And now the addiction begins.... just an fyi ur gonna get a bit of a sag in the front due to the new bumper and winch...I have that bumper with endcaps and RR 8500 Winch
Which means you'll want a lift and some leveling spacers, and new tires should really have new wheels, . . .

On and on and on you go.
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I would like to thank everyone for replying to my question! Thanks for being helpful, I know there are other ones where people are not as friendly. Thanks to all, and that winch will be sweet!
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Stock are more than capable so far for me, just got a 2011 jk, and loving it. But mods are already coming in.
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Ok, did not have much luck in finding anything really challenging to try the stock wheels on. Here is a video of two small climbs on the same hill. Hard to tell how steep it is, but it was enough to scare my Sister in-law.

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I bought bone stock 16" steel wheel pulloffs to put on my Rubicon with winter studded tires. They work fine. Thinking about another set for my new sneakers when the time comes....or 15" steel....I'm leaning 15". They will air down better with less chance of denting the wheel on a good hit.
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I forgot to put stock wheels and tires in my post above.
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I got mine (2010 JK Sport) bone stock from the dealer, soft top, 6 speed, no a/c and I am loving it! Its like having a blank sheet of paper and you can just mod as you like (so far nothing yet other than Jeep Mud Flaps and Tail Light Guards) I was able to find this little hill with a bit of mud and some bumbs and the stock tires worked well! I think I'll just replace the rubber for something more beefy when the time comes. Its my DD and I have never been wheeling (yet!)
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I was thinking the same thing about mods and payments, but I just finished bolting this on about 30 minutes ago, and I still have the dealer plates on. The winch, all 84lbs of it, is in the back of the magic brown truck, and should be here tomorrow.

Please excuse the mAll terrains, they do okay, but I want to swap them out for some kumhos.
What bumper is that. I love how simple it. I must have it.... And kumhos are they way to go.... Little over priced but I got them... Might not get them again though just based on price
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What bumper is that. I love how simple it. I must have it.... And kumhos are they way to go.... Little over priced but I got them... Might not get them again though just based on price
Rugged Ridge XHD, just the center portion. You can bolt on quite a bit of optional stuff if you need it.


Here it is after the M-8000 was installed.

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Nice looks great... I'll defiantly be getting it.. Thx
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Rugged Ridge XHD, just the center portion. You can bolt on quite a bit of optional stuff if you need it.


Here it is after the M-8000 was installed.

I lasted about 2 months with those wheels on mine. I almost felt embarassed everytime I parked next to a lifted Jeep with 33's. I allowed Discount tire to toss the rims and gave my neighbor the tires for his wifes Liberty. They were actually about 1/2" more narrow than the slicks she took off.
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Here is the same bumper with bar and stubby end caps. It has a lot of combos to change it up. Hard to believe this is the same bumper but it is.

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I've got a similar question. I bought my 07 unlimited x used and the dealer had put new hankook dynapro at's on that are 235/75/17's. I'll be making a trip with my girlfriend to durango next month and am trying to decide if these tires are going to be adequate for some light wheeling. Have been looking at replacing them but don't really have the $ right now.
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I would have to say its not so much the tires that look mousey when parked next to a lifted with big tires, it the wheels.. They just do nothing for the look of the wrangler. I mean nothing.. The tires are for the most part capable to handle most anything, however, mine got gouges and slices after driving down a dirt rocky road.. So if you can handle the battle wounds, don't replace them till its time... save that money and buy some bitchen wheels .... For the time being I just got some wheel skins for my wheels to make them look better and visiualy more appealing till I have enough money to get new tires and wheels... They will do till I have to get some new ones...

I keep my stock tires at about 35 psi which I think is hard,but that is what it says.. Does anyone know how much you can air down for everyday street driving for a better ride..Once again theese are the stock 225/75/16 that come on the 2011 JK sport?
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I'm picking up my 12 jk sport base model no bells or whistles but I know on my last three jeeps 15 psi was perfect for off roading on the beach and 20-25 psi allowed for a much smoother ride. The tire wall should say the Max and min psi and then play within those numbers and see what feels best.
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stock rig was capable of so much.

i wish i kept it stock for ever...

now we're climbing big boulders and it gets scary!

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