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Old 08-01-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Tires sizes

I hope someone can help me here. I currently have a 2009 stock wrangler. I have 255 75 17 tires. I came across a good deal on rims and tires but they are 255 70 18. Will this work for me? Any if is greatly appreciated.

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Run away from the 18s.
Rubber for 18" wheels is more expensive than 16" or 17" and usually not as good for offroad.
The great deal you came across is somebody's Sahara take-offs; I sold mine for $200 ---- the stock Sahara tires suck even worse than the wheels.
Jeep should be very very embarrassed about putting that combo on the Sahara. Shame on Jeep. Shame.

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Are the other tires/wheels you're looking at off of a similar Jeep? That's relevant so as to know if they'll fit at all (e.g., bolt pattern, etc.).

Assuming so, here is a tire size calculator. If you type the numbers in, you'll find that the diameter of both tires you're looking at is almost exactly the same. The width is also exactly the same.

So I'm not sure what this change gets you. Other than wheels that will be more expensive to buy tires for (18" versus 17").
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Run away from the 18s.
Rubber for 18" wheels is more expensive than 16" or 17" and usually not as good for offroad.
The great deal you came across is somebody's Sahara take-offs; I sold mine for $200 ---- the stock Sahara tires suck even worse than the wheels.
Jeep should be very very embarrassed about putting that combo on the Sahara. Shame on Jeep. Shame.
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I will need new tires before the winter. A friend of a friend ordered a new jeep and already has purchased new aftermarket rims and tires. He is picking up the jeep, driving it home and swapping out the rims and tires. He is offering them to me for a very very good price. They are bridgestone duellers. I have them on my other truck and they have been good to me, unlike the stock goodyears. I don't plan on getting rid of my stock 17" rim. So when I wear the 18" our I can always go back to my 17" rims. I just want to know if they will fit properly.
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I just want to know if they will fit properly.
Yes.
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The 'Stones will puncture easily, are horrible in snow, and worse in mud.
But, at least the sidewalls tear easily.

Honestly. Like I said, I sold the wheels for $200 and gave away the tires for free. I wouldn't run those tires for any reason at all.
Bridgestone makes a few better versions of the Dueller though; maybe you have those on your other truck. The Revo is pretty decent.
But not that stock Sahara tire.
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I have the revo on my Ford, but my Chevy has the older duelers, I just know they are an all terrain tire. The tires have 75K on them and still have meat on them. My jeep doesn't go offroad much. Maybe an easy trail or two but that's it. What tire do you recommend if I don't purchase the Sahara tires and rims. I don't want anything real noisey. How many miles has anyone got out of the duelers anyway?
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One of the highest rated tires to come along in a long time.
TRAIL GRAPPLER M/T - OnlineTires.com

I really like the Cooper Discoverer STT.
Other tires of note are Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac (variants include Kelly Safari TSR and Fierce Attitude), Goodyear Wrangler MTR/kevlar, and all of the Cooper "Jeep boutique" tires ---- Dick Cepek, Micky Thompson, and ProComp.
When 4WheelParts runs a sale, you can get the ProComps for a song. They get badmouthed often for no real reason; ProComps are the same as the other Cooper tires and do fine.

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