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Old 09-24-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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getting ready for winter

Hi all,

I had a great time driving my jeep top and doorless for the first time (attached is a pic), unfortunately, here in montreal canada, the weather strated getting cold and I recovered my naked jeep.

I started looking for tires that are great on snow and ice and I have two questions.

1- any suggestions on specific tires ?
2- should i get another set of wheels or rims and just switch back and forth winter/summer or should I just put the winter tires on my actual wheels ?

Thanks !!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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Good Year Duratrac. You can add studs. Go to Tirerack and read review.

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Ah that's why I love the south, I just getting ready to take my hard top(on for the hot summer) off for the great fall weather!

Also on a tire related question, I really like the Duratracs as well. Whats the biggest Duratrac size you can put on the Stock 17" wheels without adding spacers to prevent rubbing?
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Ah that's why I love the south, I just getting ready to take my hard top(on for the hot summer) off for the great fall weather!

Also on a tire related question, I really like the Duratracs as well. Whats the biggest Duratrac size you can put on the Stock 17" wheels without adding spacers to prevent rubbing?
I have no clue, probably the same size as the rubicon stock 32 inches i guess I will check out the duratrack
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Good Year Duratrac. You can add studs. Go to Tirerack and read review.
How do we add studs on tires ?
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I'll probably get Duratrac too.
For both on/off road and winter
I can't afford switching them and more than that, i wouldn't have space to store them

In my case, i'll switch the rims with some 15" steel rims (or most likely 16" because of bigger disk brakes on Sahara).
They steel ones are be better offroad as i already damaged the factory ones on some trails ...

And about the `bigger tires` my Sahara came with 32" tires (255/70R18) so without any changes you can go up to 32" without problems.

I know somebody running 33" with minor rubbing offroad.

EDIT: and if you find a good deal on your new tires, please let me know
I live in Montreal so i'm be interested.
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In my case, i'll switch the rims with some 15" steel rims (or most likely 16" because of bigger disk brakes on Sahara).
Are the disk brakes bigger on a Sahara? I have never heard that before.
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At least on my Sahara they are.

Last time we went offroad, i was talking with somebody about 15" wheels and he was afraid they won't fit because of the disk size and to be on safe side, i should go with 16"
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JH- the brakes are the same diameter on all JK's- Sahara and X and Rubicon all run the exact same discs. The calipers are what cause interference, and with MINIMAL grinding, you can fit 15's on any JK (I do! )

Ok- I'll dare to be different here. I live and work at a horse farm, so missing a day is not an option. Here in upstate NY, I run dedicated winter tires on my rig. All-terrains are alright for most folks, but when you can't afford a stuck day, winter tires are the only way to go. Adding studs varies by legality- they're illegal here, as they chew up the roads (which are already crap to begin with). Check with a local tire store if they're legal in Montreal- they'd be the guys who'd do it.

Get a set of cheap steel wheels and winter tires, and be worry free- check out various types on tirerack.com Great site, great folks! Mark W.
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Run the same here in summer or winter!

Sorry for the smart aleck remark, just couldn't resist since I live in Orlando. We're just getting ready to go topless here.
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Get a set of cheap steel wheels and winter tires, and be worry free- check out various types on tirerack.com Great site, great folks! Mark W.
What do u mean by cheap wheels? Any examples ?
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Cragar soft 8's would be the preferred, or the Mopar steelies (I'm selling a set of 5, by the way ). Jegs.com has the cheapest price shipped on the Soft 8's- Mark W.

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