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Old 05-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Tire/Wheel options 2012 Sahara ?

Wondering if anyone could help, I have read the largest stock tyre forum and a few others. I'm not really wanting the "largest" tyre possible just looking for options to replace stock wheels on my Sahara..

The 15" with tyre combo doesn't really appeal to me at the moment. I want a slightly bigger wheel 17/18 and a better tyre than my stock wrangler ones.

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Duratrac would be my best option but on 15s and don't want to go as small as that. Then on the other hand I don't want to get the E class ones. I drive road allot DD and sand/trail now and then on weekends.

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You don't want to go larger than a 33" diameter for clearance issues. Wheel size doesn't matter.

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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So do people just go for 15" for looks and they cost allot less wheel and tyre I assume. Also trail off road reasons.

Are there any options you know of with wheels the same size as the stock sahara's and nice all terrain tires that suit on and off road. Still maintaining that smooth ish ride...
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I run Duratracs on mine, but I kept the stock Sahara wheels. Very happy with them, the ride is good and they look great on the Jeep.
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Yep. Cost is the biggest reason people go for 15's. also weight.

I regret going 15's because they interfered with my Synergy tie rod. Also did not like the way the jeep jiggled with the additional sidewall with a 35" tire.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Yea I don't really love the look of the very small wheels and I'm on road more than not so it won't benefit me that much.
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I run Duratracs on mine, but I kept the stock Sahara wheels. Very happy with them, the ride is good and they look great on the Jeep.
Those the e class ones? The on road ride not too bad then? And mpg any change?
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Those the e class ones? The on road ride not too bad then? And mpg any change?
Yep, the E range ones. I think the ride is fine on road, but stiffer than the stock tires, but not bone jarring or unsatisfactory to drive. MPG is down a smidge, but I did leveling kit and bumpers at the same time, so I'm not sure which of the 3 affected it most.
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You didn't mention a lift in your post but I'd recommend even a 1.5 level to give you the clearance of the tire not rubbing if <32 tire
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You didn't mention a lift in your post but I'd recommend even a 1.5 level to give you the clearance of the tire not rubbing if <32 tire
Ok will look into that too thanks! I suppose deciding what level / lift kit would be best is another story haha
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:59 AM   #11
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I just realised while looking through the forum the "rockstar wheels" with the star removed belong to you!

Thats pretty much exactly the look i want...
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I have P28570r17 Cooper ATs on my Sahara, ride great, super quiet, no discernible loss of mpg or power.
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I have the combo, now on my wife's Sahara since I upgraded to 35"s on 15" wheels. I love the look, ride, off road abilities, and cheaper tires.
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By the way, look at 16" wheels as well. You'll get some of the benefits of the combo including cheaper tires, unless you really want 17-"18" wheels.
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Yep, the E range ones. I think the ride is fine on road, but stiffer than the stock tires, but not bone jarring or unsatisfactory to drive. MPG is down a smidge, but I did leveling kit and bumpers at the same time, so I'm not sure which of the 3 affected it most.

If I don't do a leveling kit and I keep the stock bumpers, do you think I will have a problem with the tires that you have, on the stock 2013 Sahara rims?
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If I don't do a leveling kit and I keep the stock bumpers, do you think I will have a problem with the tires that you have, on the stock 2013 Sahara rims?
Not sure. I had 1 of the 1" spacers front he leveling kit on with the stock tires, but before I installed the tires, I put the rest of the kit on, so I don't know for sure how it would fit. I did run it a few days with stock bumpers and it was fine in that regard. I do have Spidertrax wheel spacers as well, I was running them on stock tires for a more aggressive stance, but I would bet they are needed to clear the larger 275's I have now.

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