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Old 06-21-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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alright im going to get a jeep whenever i turn 16. i was wondering what size wheel and tire would be good for mudding and offroad without it looking funny on the 2 door

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That would depend entirely upon the Jeep.

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Look at Jeeps around you, make note of the tires and wheels, and that will help guide you when you are actually a Jeep owner...
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Do you plan on lifting it or leaving the suspension stock? The factory is selling jeeps with 32" mud terrains already. Standard on the rubicons and optional with other models.
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im going to lift it probably 4-6" and want to find some wide knobby tires for it
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I was going to say that my mud terrain tires look awesome as it came from the factory and they have functioned very well for 33,000 miles. On and off the road. But then you said lift 4-6. My tires would look funny with that lift. They would look small.
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im going to lift it probably 4-6" and want to find some wide knobby tires for it
Get the checkbook ready.
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you mean daddy needs to get the checkbook ready.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #10
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im looking for an cheap used one
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How much do you plan on spending? With a 4-6 inch lift you will have to add more parts to your jeep. And coming by used lifts isnt really common, let alone a cheap one. Do some research on lifts and what is needed because choosing what size you want. Being 16 and wanting a 6 inch lift, im guessing your daddy will be getting it for you because thats alot of money there.
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a 4-6 inch lift is considered BIG for a JK. You could fit 40 in tires under a 6" kit. I doubt you'll be doing that.
If your serious about getting this jeep look into something like a 2.5-3" lift with 35" tires.
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a 4-6 inch lift is considered BIG for a JK. You could fit 40 in tires under a 6" kit. I doubt you'll be doing that.
If your serious about getting this jeep look into something like a 2.5-3" lift with 35" tires.
An even crazier idea would be to learn how to drive a vehicle period, then go from there...
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Only when you can walk across rice paper without tearing it will you be ready for 6" of lift and 40" tires.
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im looking for an cheap used one
Even though he is in the JK Forum, I doubt he would be in the market for a used JK. They are not "cheap" used. He should be looking for a YJ. In such case a 4" to 6" inch lift would not be unheard of.
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Hey my dad used to let me drive the Buick in his work parking lot when i was 12, lol.
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They are not "cheap" used.
Cheap is relative.
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The only wheel and tire that "look funny" on a Wrangler are wheels that are too big and chrome, and tires that are too small and wimpy.
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Cheap is relative.
...and relative to a Jeep discussion a used JK is not cheap for a 15 year old.
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If I were 16 all over again, I'd get a cheap YJ that's needs some TLC and build it up. You can find one running that needs some love for under $3000.00 in most markets. You'll love it even more if you make it your own.
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...and relative to a Jeep discussion a used JK is not cheap for a 15 year old.
but may be cheap to his parents who will obviously be buying it.
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but may be cheap to his parents who will obviously be buying it.

You win! I will concede that a JK may be cheap to the parents of a 15 year as opposed to a TJ or a YJ. I don't see how it is obvious to you that his parents are making the purchase since he is asking the question as opposed to them, but since you have all the answers, you must know this as well. Thank you for setting me straight! Carry on.
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I didn't know it was a contest, but I am glad I won!

The whole point of the "cheap is relative" statement was that when I was 15, I thought 17K was cheap for a car. My parents spoiled me and I had 0 concept of what was or wasn't cheap. I thought I new it all though. My parents had no problem dropping 15K on a car for me when I turned 16 therefore I thought that it was "relatively" cheap since my parents would by it for me.

Didn't mean to start a pissing match with anyone, but will play along for grins
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Who the F cares people...Answer the kids friggin question and be done. He didn't ask to be ridiculed.
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Hey my dad used to let me drive the Buick in his work parking lot when i was 12, lol.
Who cares? Answer the kid's question.
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You may be able to find a used Jeep in your area that already fits your requirements. Taking a stock Jeep and adding a large lift does take some time and money. six inch lift is a pretty tall, even if it doesn't seem that much. I wouldn't want my son using a Jeep with a 6 inch lift as his first vehicle, but to each their own.

My opinion, buy an older one that looks like it's been taken care of. drive it around some, get use to driving a Jeep. Enjoy it, top down or not. A Jeep drives different than a car or truck. If it has already been modded, good, if not, you can do so later. I don't really see any use into buying a Jeep and then letting it sit around while it get's modded by you or someone else. I'm assuming you will be getting your license when you turn 16, so why not enjoy just driving around some on the roads instead of having a license and waiting for something to be fixed up? Also, taking something off road can cause damage and mucho bucks. Is this how you want to spend your first year of driving? Looking at your first vehicle sit in your yard all banged up with nothing else to drive? i'm not knocking you, but get some experience behind the wheel on the road before taking something off road, especially with a Jeep. I'd hate to hear someone your age get hurt or killed from inexperienced offroading on their 16th.

The trails will be there, make sure your prepared. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the threads here of rollovers. also, peak around YouTube and watch some of the videos of how quick and easy it is for a vehicle to go out of control off roading.


also, if you do go off roading, go with someone who has done it before and someone you trust. there's a big difference between the two. Learn it quick. friends can get you into a lot of trouble by saying " I Dare you to..."
or "I don't think you can do it".

If there is a group local to you that you can join, do it. Let them teach you. Again, someone who is experienced and who you trust.
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Who cares? Answer the kid's question.
That was in response to someone else NOT answering the question. So Ha!!
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Who the F cares people...Answer the kids friggin question and be done. He didn't ask to be ridiculed.
No question marks in the original post, therefore it must be a statement so there is no question to answer

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