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Old 02-17-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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New to Forum-Tire/Wheel upgrades?

Just purchased my second Wrangler - 2011 JK Sport 2-door. While I am enjoying all the new features on my Wrangler, I am dissapointed with the stock steel rims & P225/75R16 BSW tires. Question is should I just buck up and go to dealer for the "S" package? or keep looking on CL? I dont want to go any bigger than 17, would prefer 16 so I wont have to get new tires, is that even possible?

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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If you've already purchased the vehicle, there's not really an option to go to the dealer for the "S" package after the fact. However, they can sell you new wheels/tires but you would be far better off to find something you like from the aftermarket or used. If you upgrade the wheels, you definitely need to ditch the old tires also. Good luck!

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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I was refering to the "S" pkg for reference, as to what I am looking for.


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Old 02-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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What he said... if you're disappointed in the wheels and tires, why would you want to keep the tires?

Anyway, you can put different 16" wheels on and keep your tiny tires, or upsize to something up to a 32" tire on a stock JK.

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Don't know how aggressive of a tire you're looking for, but the Rubi take-off wheel/tire combo would really do a lot for the look of the Jeep as well as soft-terrain performance.
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What he said... if you're disappointed in the wheels and tires, why would you want to keep the tires?

Anyway, you can put different 16" wheels on and keep your tiny tires, or upsize to something up to a 32" tire on a stock JK.

Congrats on your new Jeep!
What she said; she's one smart cookie.

You can get 16" Soft 8s for $60-$70 each and some very decent rubber from Treadepot.com. I get my prices off their website and my local tire shop matches them.

For a little more, 4WheelParts always runs one-day super sales where they'll sell ProComp alloys for about $85 each; selection is always limited but the prices can't be beaten.

These wheels were $85 each and my 33" tires were $206.


sell your stock tires/wheels on CL to a lucky minivan owner and live your life in peace.

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My suggestion would be to look at the for sale sections of all the Jeep forums as well as CL and get a set of Rubicon take offs.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:50 AM   #8
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The haze is clearing now..not so confused anymore!
Dont want to keep my tiny tires! Will be on the look out for Rubicon Take Offs!

Nice pic Bill..I have the same color JK

Thanks everyone!
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What she said; she's one smart cookie.

You can get 16" Soft 8s for $60-$70 each and some very decent rubber from Treadepot.com. I get my prices off their website and my local tire shop matches them.

For a little more, 4WheelParts always runs one-day super sales where they'll sell ProComp alloys for about $85 each; selection is always limited but the prices can't be beaten.

These wheels were $85 each and my 33" tires were $206.


sell your stock tires/wheels on CL to a lucky minivan owner and live your life in peace.

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Good looking set-up with those 33's that is the look I'm going for with my JK. Any problem with gas milage going down with the bigger tires?
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Just purchased my second Wrangler - 2011 JK Sport 2-door. While I am enjoying all the new features on my Wrangler, I am dissapointed with the stock steel rims & P225/75R16 BSW tires. Question is should I just buck up and go to dealer for the "S" package? or keep looking on CL? I dont want to go any bigger than 17, would prefer 16 so I wont have to get new tires, is that even possible?

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I've got the same situation with my new JK. The factory steel wheels have got to go... eventually when money permits..lol I found the 16x8 wheels I wanted off e-bay. Now just got to get the tires. But I would definitely go with an aftermarket wheel so your Jeep don't look like every other factory Jeep wheel out there. Thats the great thing about the Wrangler, so many ways to personalize it and make it unique to your own style!
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Good looking set-up with those 33's that is the look I'm going for with my JK. Any problem with gas milage going down with the bigger tires?
I have 4.56 gears, autotrans, Flashpaq, 33s, 2.5" lift, bumpers at both ends, winch, and a bunch of recovery gear in Pelican cases in back.
Yeah; mpg took a hit. I can usually squeeze 16 or 17 mpg out of it on my backroad commuting. I'm hardly ever on the highway.
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I sold my 225/75/16 "tires only" as soon as I bought my Jeep for $375. I couldn't wait to get bigger ones. I also upgraded to a 17" wheel because I like the look of it on my JK better than a 16" inch one but tires are more expensive for the larger wheel size. Something to keep in mind if you want out change wheels too. I recommend selling the steel 16" stock wheels you have and getting either 16 or 17 inch Alloys. They are lighter and will take some weight off your Jeep for better MPG if that concerns you. However people roll with 15" steels and bang them up on the trail because there dirt cheap if they break em wheelin.

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