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Old 10-23-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Rubicon wheels and tires. I just want to make sure.

I am getting an unlimited sport, with 16 inch wheels. If I switch to Rubicon wheels and tires , will they fit?

Is there anything that I am missing?

Will they rub?

Do I need to have my speedometer reconfigured?

I know these questions get asked over and over, it's just that I tend to rush things and get the wrong stuff. I also don't have the money to make mistakes.

Thanks for your patients.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Yes 255/75/17 rubi bfg mt tires and 17" wheels will fit your unlimited.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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Only need to recal if changing diameter
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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He has 225/75/16 tires and wheels and wants to go up to a 255/75/17. This tire is 32.1" vs 29.6". You will need to recalibrate your speedo or it will be off by 6 mph. Ask me how I know this.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:42 AM   #6
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...Ask me how I know this.
Ok here goes, how do you know this.
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Ok here goes, how do you know this.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:17 AM   #8
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Why don't you just get the Sport S and you will already have the Rubicon 17" wheels??? Then you can just change out the tires. The S and Rubicon are the same wheels
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Ok here goes, how do you know this.
Because he has this link: Car / SUV / Van / Light Truck Tire Calculations
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:09 AM   #10
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Why don't you just get the Sport S and you will already have the Rubicon 17" wheels??? Then you can just change out the tires. The S and Rubicon are the same wheels

I think your way, might cost me a couple thousand more, for a package I don't want.
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I think your way, might cost me a couple thousand more, for a package I don't want.
You might be able to negotiate the wheels and tires you want from the dealer.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:24 AM   #12
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I think your way, might cost me a couple thousand more, for a package I don't want.
Well the difference in cost for the S vs the Sport is $2,245 and you have already said you want the Rubicon wheels. I don't know what it will cost to buy those but it will be at least a sizeable chunk of that $2,245

But you also get the power locks, power mirror, power windows - all nice features to have (particularly the windows in a 4dr)

Then you get the alarm, keyless entry and tinted windows.

I would suggest at least giving the "S" package some thought. You may regret not getting it down the road. If you had no interest in the 17" wheels I would agree with you, but since you already want those wheels I think the "S" is a good deal.

Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:49 AM   #13
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Wheels and tires, you can get later. Check and see what your gearing is. Even the stock 32s with 3.21 gears suck ass on hills. Forget the wheels and tires. Get the gears.
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I am getting 3.73.

Ans like I said. I don't care for all the power stuff.

Thanks anyway.
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I am getting 3.73.

Ans like I said. I don't care for all the power stuff.

Thanks anyway.
OK, no prob. Well I have seen lots and lots of rubicon wheels & tires on ebay. I would just check there. So many Jeep folks switch out the wheels before anything else so lots are out there.

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