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Old 03-14-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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So this weekend I might be getting new wheels and tires

I know, another tire thread

I believe I want the Duratrac tires, still deciding on what size wheel - thinking 18, but might want a 17

Do not believe I am going to lift right now...also, it is an 2012 JKU, auto with 3.21 gears so I want to stay with 33's

would this fit with no problems:
285/65/18
www.rimzoneonline.com - 18x9 Fuel Hostage Black Nitto Trail 285/65-18

What are your thoughts on this wheel (it can come in a 17 (so I could do a 285/70/17 correct?):
http://rimzoneonline.com/wordpress/w...02/mXD8077.png

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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I know, another tire thread

I believe I want the Duratrac tires, still deciding on what size wheel - thinking 18, but might want a 17

Do not believe I am going to lift right now...also, it is an 2012 JKU, auto with 3.21 gears so I want to stay with 33's

would this fit with no problems:
285/65/18
www.rimzoneonline.com - 18x9 Fuel Hostage Black Nitto Trail 285/65-18

What are your thoughts on this wheel (it can come in a 17 (so I could do a 285/70/17 correct?):
http://rimzoneonline.com/wordpress/w...02/mXD8077.png
As long as your bolt pattern is 5x5 (or 5x127, as some sites list it), and your wheel backspacing is around 4.5" or less, you'll be fine on WIDTH.

Without a lift, that setup will most likely rub your fenders off-road. And definitely if you disco your sway bars.

Read this thread:

Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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Don't like either of those wheels personally, and nearly $2,100 for 4 wheels and tires!?!?!?!?!?

That aside, what is the backspacing on those wheels? You wouldn't have any issue clearing those 285/65/18s (32.6" x 11.2") if the backspacing is around 4.5" or so.

Read through this thread for more info on larger tires on stock wheels.
Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

Also, you owe it to yourself (and your checking account!) to at least look into smaller wheels such as 15" and 16". I have $500 less in 16" my setup (5 tires, 5 wheels, lug kit, mounted, balanced, shipped, replacement certificates) than that 18" setup.

On edit: wolfman beat me to it. lol
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Also, you owe it to yourself (and your checking account!) to at least look into smaller wheels such as 15" and 16". I have $500 less in 16" my setup (5 tires, 5 wheels, lug kit, mounted, balanced, shipped, replacement certificates) than that 18" setup.
and with a 3.21 gear ratio the the lighter wheels may net you no difference in gas mileage (with 33's)... AND well you'll be happier with a lighter and LESS EXPENSIVE setup. so will your tailgate.

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Looking at the style wheel you are interested in, I might would recommend something like the Fuel Revolver in 15". Only a couple JKs are running them and they are a pretty good looking wheel, though a bit expensive as compared to some other options. 4WP currently is offering 10% off when purchasing 4 or more of these, so you are looking at ~$730 plus shipping. Then Discount Tire Direct has the 33x12.5x15 Duratracs for $196. So that is $1,117.50 with valves and replacement certificates.

So, here are some rough estimates:
$750 wheels
$1,120 tires (with certificates....$995 without them)
-$50 forum discount
-$60 mail in rebate for goodyear tires
-$100 mail in rebate on select goodyears via treadlight ($25 cost to join TL)
$120 getting the wheels and tires mounted

Looking at around $1,800 for 5 wheels and tires versus $2,050 for 4!



Check out this thread for a video of them being installed.

And here is a pic of them with 33x12.5x15 Duratracs. This is Cowboy59's ride.
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On edit: wolfman beat me to it. lol

But your post was more succinct.

Let me know what you decide on the cow manure!
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I have the 3.21s also . My set up works really nice. 15 in Blackrock Vipers with Duratrac 33s. Only lost about .5 mpg. Wheels also come in black with silver accents. Call or PM DTD...if you don't, you're gonna pay too much most likely.

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I have the 3.21s also . My set up works really nice. 15 in Blackrock Vipers with Duratrac 33s. Only lost about .5 mpg. Wheels also come in black with silver accents. Call or PM DTD...if you don't, you're gonna pay too much most likely.
I just ordered 5 of this setup myself in black (but I have 3.73s) last weekend from DTD; after I send in the rebates, total cost will be around $1800, but I also ordered the TPMS sensors as well. You can knock another $150 off that price if you are smarter than me and buy just the AEV Pro Cal and reset the tire pressure monitor. Hoping to sell my stock wheel/tire sets to recoup even more of that $$.
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WOW, just got back to check the thread...Thanks so much for the answers! Such tough choices!

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