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Old 10-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Newb here. wondering what my first mod should be.

So I just bought my 2008 Wrangle X unlimited and was looking for some suggestions on some mods.
I believe the Tires are gonna need some tread soon, so was thinking they would be the best place to start. Not sure how to go about figuring out what size to get. I would like to add some beef but not to much just want to fill a little more of the wheel well and add some toughness. but not looking to get krazy with road noise. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Also recomendations on where to purchase said tires. along with other small mod suggestions are welcome.

thanx

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Not sure on ur price range for tires, or if you want to do just 4 or also a 5th for the spare. What is ur current tire size? You can probably fit 33's to take up that extra little bit of wheel well and make it look beefy. A good tire for the rugged look without the loud hum, and what I have on mine, is the ProComp Extreme A/T. Gives a good rugged look and has minimal hum while on the highway. You can shop around and find them reasonably priced. I picked up 5 in a 315/70/17 (equivalent to a 34.5) for $1450 installed. Here is the look of mine. Oh and 33's will be a couple hundred cheaper in price...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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hey thanx those are nice. how are the wear and fuel ratings
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Welcome to WF!

Duratrac's are very popular. But before you spend money on mods...you need to get used to it "as-is", and figure out how you will use the Jeep.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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I had the same tires on my Tacoma but in the 285/75/16 size. This dropped my mileage by 2mpg. I was able to get 45k out of them and did 65-70% highway and 30-35% dirt. Had a little life left in them when I traded it in. With my current set up of the 315's I lost about the same.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Hey thank you for your feedback.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Welcome and hang on for the ride -- literally and figuratively -- as this forum will provide more than you expect!

Good thought on doing tires first. Although, if you are going to get serious modding, first go out and see what you can do and how you'll use it as Panthermark said.

That said, tires were my first mod and I chose Duratracs per the consensus of this forum. A year later and -- truly -- THE best AT tire I've ever run on a daily driver 4x4. I'm running 265/70-17C Duratracs and saw no gas mileage penalty from stock, FWIW.

I'm old school and want functional mods, if I mod. i.e. the mod needs to earn its keep. My immediate second mod were ACE rock sliders which are priced right, built to handle the Hulk climbing in/out, and look great while being invaluable protection from doors in tight parking lots and rocks/trees when off-pavement.

Your needs may vary, but my third mod will be bumpers and new higher-rated springs to offset the weight and maintain my current ride height; I don't need/want a big lift. The bumpers are for the added protection of the commuting jungle and a more stable climbing point for my frequent field (literally) work. Good luck!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Congrats and welcome to the WF on my 2012 2dr auto w/3.21 gears I found that some good M/T TIRES were going to be the first thing. it's crazy what these things will do stock but a good set of skins well you will see. NOW I do not know your $$ situation but if you plan on going bigger than 31sor 33s I hope you have at least 3.73 gears to pull those big 35 and up sizes even with my 2012 3.6 & 3.21gears I would not run anything bigger than 33s.with that said you can look on Craigslist I bought a nearly new set of 2013 Rubi take offs mud terrains with less than a thousand miles for $800 all 5 it's a good way to go second mod winch and bumper. well good luck collect as you go and you will do great .
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and when I said $800 I mean rims and tires the tires alone were going to cost almost $1500 and they really beef up the look I hope you can tell with the pic and these have over 15k on them and they still look like new. mine is the white JK both jeeps beside me have 35s I like mine .and I went every where they did that day.
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Thanx again to those who responded. Still contemplating what tires to get along with another question to the tires Do I need new rims as well. Not sure about Tire sizes and what width I can fit on my Stock 17's. I now know I can go up to a 33" without lifting it first, but most of the 33" for a 17" rim are 12.5 wide will this work on my stock rims?

On a side note I have been going out and seeing what my stock Jeep is capable of. Some small off road trails and luckily we have had some snow already and I am Very Impressed. But More meat for my Feet is needed along with a 2.5 lift.

Thanx again all Input Is WELCOME.....
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Thanx again to those who responded. Still contemplating what tires to get along with another question to the tires Do I need new rims as well. Not sure about Tire sizes and what width I can fit on my Stock 17's. I now know I can go up to a 33" without lifting it first, but most of the 33" for a 17" rim are 12.5 wide will this work on my stock rims?

On a side note I have been going out and seeing what my stock Jeep is capable of. Some small off road trails and luckily we have had some snow already and I am Very Impressed. But More meat for my Feet is needed along with a 2.5 lift.

Thanx again all Input Is WELCOME.....
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Installing Duratrac P285/70/17R on stock wheels
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:37 AM   #12
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Thank you this is a information filled thread and I appriciate it very much....

Now to purchase some tires.

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Old 12-31-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
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ok so now that I have the tire size for my JK on stock rims, I am curious on some thoughts about a comparison between the Dick Ceek Fun country 285/70/17 and the Goodyear Duratrac 285/70/17?
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Find a set of rubi takeoffs

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