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Old 06-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Let's See Your Tires on 18" Sahara Wheels

Just thinking about upgrading the tires and I had origianlly planned on new wheels too. I plasti-dipped my stock 18" Sahara wheels and now I am debating whether or not I want to deal with the hassle of having two sets of wheels (winter and summer - road salt destroys wheel finishes here) for the Jeep too.

Can you post some pics of 33-34" tires on your OEM stock Sahara wheels?

Here's a link to another post with how it looks now (2" Teraflex kit going on hopefully in the next week or so).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=260221&d=137095787 7

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1371735083

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Here are mine. Cooper ST Maxx 275/70r18.

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Here are mine. Cooper ST Maxx 275/70r18.

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Did you need to add wheel spacers to go up to a 275?
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I had a slight bit of rubbing on the passenger side front, even with the 2" lift, so I did add 1.5 inch spacers. I run a 285/65r18 as a winter tire and it does not require the spacers, but they are about .75 inches shorter.

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Buy 16" wheels (or even 15, if you're not gonna go too big on tires) and new tires, and save yourself weight and a ton of $$.
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onetraveller, can you post some front and rear shots? When I run out the stockers on my 13 JKUS, I'm going to do the leveling kit with spacers, 33's, and stock rims. Wondering how far past the flares the tires are, if at all.
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Buy 16" wheels (or even 15, if you're not gonna go too big on tires) and new tires, and save yourself weight and a ton of $$.
save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....
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Not the best head on shot, but it should give you an idea. They really are about flush with the edge of the fender, with maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the sidewall sticking out. I do have the Mopar mud guards installed to limit the splash onto the side of my Jeep. You could use a 1.25 inch spacer instead of the 1.5 inch that I used to be totally inside the fenders.



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save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....
18" wheels, 18" tires...trust me, you'll save weight, unless you buy steelies. And frankly, the weight is a minimal thing. The difference between an 18" tire and a 15" tire, cost-wise, is ridiculous.
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Here is when I had 275/65/18 on stock wheels.
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save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....
By the way, my ATX Ledge Teflon wheels, in 16x8, weight 21 pounds apiece.
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295/70 Trail Grapplers with 1 1/2 spacers, 1 1/2 front leveling springs, 2 1/4 rear springs.
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295/70 Trail Grapplers with 1 1/2 spacers, 1 1/2 front leveling springs, 2 1/4 rear springs.
Any idea what is the weight on those 295/70/18 Trail Grapplers?
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Any idea what is the weight on those 295/70/18 Trail Grapplers?
Ridiculously heavy, I think they come in around 72lbs.
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Not the best head on shot, but it should give you an idea. They really are about flush with the edge of the fender, with maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the sidewall sticking out. I do have the Mopar mud guards installed to limit the splash onto the side of my Jeep. You could use a 1.25 inch spacer instead of the 1.5 inch that I used to be totally inside the fenders.



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No, that's what I needed. I like the look of the tire flush or slightly beyond the flare. Thanks for posting that for me!
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I'll sell you mine cheap
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I'll sell you mine cheap
I'm not looking to buy a set as I already have them, I just want to see how the larger tires look on the stock 18" Sahara wheels.

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18" wheels, 18" tires...trust me, you'll save weight, unless you buy steelies. And frankly, the weight is a minimal thing. The difference between an 18" tire and a 15" tire, cost-wise, is ridiculous.

sometimes I don't understand where guys get their info from..
my 275/65-18 (32x11) General Grabbers weigh 44# and cost $185
a 33x12.5x15 General Grabber weighs 52# and cost $162...
so you ADD 8# per corner to save $23 ? you gonna get new wheels for $23 a piece?
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By the way, my ATX Ledge Teflon wheels, in 16x8, weight 21 pounds apiece.
...and how much do your 16" tires weigh?
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Another thing to consider is a lot of sidewall flex on tall 15"-16" tires with lower air pressure and ran on road , DD use.
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save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....
15s will weigh a lot less than that, and the tires will weigh less too.
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Ridiculously heavy, I think they come in around 72lbs.
Thats nearly double the Duratrac in 33x12.50x15 flavor. Nittos are great tires, but heavy as hell.
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How do you rate those tyres, any good on tarmac?
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33" Kelly Safari's on 18" Sahara wheels. No plasti-dip plans..
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So far they have been excellent. The only complaint is they are a little bouncy as the rim is on the narrow side of the E-rated 275 tire's recommended range. But I would expect the same from any tire this size. I'm currently running them at 33 psi.

I was very surprised at how quiet they are given the semi-aggressive tread pattern. No problem in a 6" snow fall we had in May. No problems towing my 7x16 utility trailer. No problems off road so far. We'll see how they do this winter. I usually run studs, but will give these a shot before I change over.

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15s will weigh a lot less than that, and the tires will weigh less too.
Proof ? specs ? numbers ?
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Proof ? specs ? numbers ?
15x8 Trackers weigh in at 18.5 lbs. Duratracs weigh in (33x12.50x15) at 49lbs. Unsprung weight should not be treated as any other weight. 10lbs of unsprung weigh has quite an effect, and does not equal 10lbs of crap in the cargo area.

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