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Old 02-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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What tires n rims r good for 4×4.any good websites

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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Man that is a really broad question. It's going to depend on how you plan to use your jeep, road...wheeling.....both....posing at the mall?
Quadratec or 4WD.com website's a good place to start. Check the websites of some of our online vendors like Northridge 4X4, Krawl, Morris 4X4 and discount tire direct.
There's probably several hundred threads with pics here on WF to search and check out some badass set ups of WF members.
Good luck.

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What tires n rims r good for 4×4.any good websites

The variety of tires/wheels available for a Wrangler are literally mind-boggling.

You really need to figure out how you plan to use your Jeep before anyone can even BEGIN to give you advice on specifics. Are you gonna drive mostly on the road? A little mud? Piano-sized rocks? Snow? Is your Jeep a DD or a toy you'll use on the weekend? Do you just want bigger tires for looks?

Things you need to consider for wheel/tire changes: the backspacing on the wheels (how far out from the Jeep they sit); alloy or steel; size (15" to, dare I mention it? 20"+); cost; weight; surfaces your Jeep will primarily encounter...

Start with this thread; it'll help explain some of the things I mentioned above: Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

Once you answer a few of the above questions and start narrowing it down, click on the Vendor heading in the upper left corner of any page. You'll find a vendor called Discount Tire Direct...they can hook you up.
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Its a DD but want to have fun with it.I want to do some 4×4ing but not piano size boulders.I also don't want to lift it yet.thanks for the reply
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Try driving it off road with the stock tires for a while first. You do not need to change the tires for mild off roading.

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I went 4bying did good in the dry river beds.the mud was also great but a little bit of sway up hill.would bigger tires help to stop the swaying and also for the river bed
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I went 4bying did good in the dry river beds.the mud was also great but a little bit of sway up hill.would bigger tires help to stop the swaying and also for the river bed
Do something in a 33" All Terrain tire.
Here's my Goodyear duratrac. it's an aggressive A/T 305/70/16 equivelent to a 33/12.5/16 it would be a bit wide for no lift. Works well in mud.
285/70/17 would be fine with no lift. I ran that size on stock rims and no lift for a year.
Cooper tire makes some nice A/Ts at a good price.
Luvin' my Black Pro Comp 7069 wheels with -4'' of backspacing.
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Bigger tires will not help with body sway. New shocks will. The top two names for reasonably priced shocks are Bilsteins or Rancho 9000xl series. However, you'll want to know whether you plan to lift your jeep or not before you spend the money for shocks.

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Buck,
Its kinda like stepping through the gate at Octoberfest in Munich and asking:
"Whats good here."

There are infinite variables to the question...and even more variations to the answer.

What do you drive, where do you drive, how do you drive...just three basic starters.

A 2.5L will have different answers than the 3.6

Rocks, mud, flat, hills, wet, dry, all crucial keys to what you want to accomplish.

As stated above...you will be impressed with what factory tires can accomplish...with proper technique. And you will be disappointed at what the highest-end, boutique specialty tires will NOT accomplish...if you have poor technique.

And the only way to gain good technique...is with experience. and some of that can come from watching others. That chain of logic will lead you to local jeeping clubs and group trails....and there...you can see what others are running and you can develop your own opinions and techniques.

One thing about us jeepers...we will never be shy about telling you exactly what whatever we have on our rig is the absolute, most perfect-est, gods-gift to tire-ology ever to be conceived by man...and anything else is crap.

Heres mine.
Falken Rocky Mountain 33x12.5x15 on Chaos 5

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Thanks for the info I'm gonna check it out
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Its a DD but want to have fun with it.I want to do some 4×4ing but not piano size boulders.I also don't want to lift it yet.thanks for the reply
Based on your answer, I say again, read the first post in this thread (if you haven't already done so): Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!
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To tag on to the OP's original question...

Besides DTD and Tirerack, are there more quality places that I can order pre-assembled, road force balanced, ready to bolt on combo's?

I've had amazing good service with DTD, but they just dont carry the rims/tires I'm looking for.

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To tag on to the OP's original question...

Besides DTD and Tirerack, are there more quality places that I can order pre-assembled, road force balanced, ready to bolt on combo's?

I've had amazing good service with DTD, but they just dont carry the rims/tires I'm looking for.

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Www.4wd.com

Not 100% positive, but I know they used to offer pre balanced wheels and tires if you buy both from them. I'd guess they still do, on my phone so I can't double check. I've ordered most everything for my YJ from them, never had a complaint.
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I have been agonizing over tire choices myself because there are so many possibilities and virtually all of them are expensive =).

There are a few tires that I place higher on the list that others...depending on what you want to do. Most M/T are certainly not optimal on the road and many of them are specialized to the point that they may not even be optimal for certain types of off road terrain.

If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be this - don't buy a tire because you think it looks cool. Tires are basic safety equipment, they determine how effectively you accelerate, stop and corner on the road as well as provide you traction off road. Only a fool would disregard the performance of such a critical piece of equipment for looks.
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Call Jason at krawl offroad he will give you a damn good deal with free shipping mounting an balancing on most all brands
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If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be this - don't buy a tire because you think it looks cool. Tires are basic safety equipment, they determine how effectively you accelerate, stop and corner on the road as well as provide you traction off road. Only a fool would disregard the performance of such a critical piece of equipment for looks.
^^ Good stuff. Pay heed.
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2.5 in lift with shocks.33 or 35" tires?
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I don't want to mess with gears
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rubi takeoffs. best bang for buck mod out there besides a winch.
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33 vs 35" tires. maybe some pros and cons for each
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if poss.
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i have a 2012jku with 2.5" lift
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To tag on to the OP's original question...

Besides DTD and Tirerack, are there more quality places that I can order pre-assembled, road force balanced, ready to bolt on combo's?

I've had amazing good service with DTD, but they just dont carry the rims/tires I'm looking for.

Thanks guys!
Discount Tires didn't carry my wheels and special ordered them for me and gave me the best price I had seen on those wheels.
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I have '13 JKU with 2.5 Rubicon Express coil lift and monotube shocks. 34x12.5x17's Nitto Terra Grapplers since it's a daily driver. Rancho steering stabilizer. ProComp 7069 rims. Free shipping from 4wheelonline.com.
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do you rub at all.and did you have to change your gears
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do you rub at all.and did you have to change your gears
Had to trim curled edge on each side of the front air dam with utility knife to get rid of rub when wheels fully turned. No change to gearing 3.73.
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there is alot of information from the off road magazines that deal with tires and selection--and tests--here is one that maybe helpful

Mud Terrain Truck Tire Test - 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
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r the mickey thompsons ttc mtz any good

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