Originally Posted by FLHX_2008
I am brand new to the whole Jeep scene. My wife and I just bought a new Wrangler Unl. Sahara (Black on Black). I would appreciate some input on two questions:
1) We'd like to upgrade wheels and tires without making any mods to suspension or speedo problems (my wife will be driving it to work). Looking for a black wheel and a more "Jeep Appropriate" tire... Can you show us some pics and give us the sizes/backspacing, etc?
2) Since we're new, are there any "must have" mods we should think about? We did get the upgraded stereo with the sub in the back, but otherwise she is a blank canvas.
Thanks in advance for your help...
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15" MB 72's on a 2012 JKU
33s and rubbing question
Help With Picking New Wheels/Rims
Nice color choice.
Smaller rims will save you $$ both short-term and long-term. 15's are a popular size with those on the forum. Check w/forum vendors (PM them) for prices. They'll price-match, and will often give you free shipping. They'll also tell you if the rims will fit over your Jeep's brake calipers. You'll want backspacing around 4.5 inches to prevent rubbing issues.
If you go to 33" tires, your speedo will be slightly off (and your shift points if you bought an auto, which may also affect the Jeep's ESC).
AEV sells a product you can plug into your Jeep's OBDII port (underside of dash, near your left driver's side foot) to correct this, and adjust other things should you decide to mod your Jeep further in the future.
Here's a link to the AEV:
American Expedition Vehicles - Wrangler ProCal Module - Additional Vehicle Features and Calibration Tool