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Old 09-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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What kind of tires do you recommend for a 2014 Sahara with Rubicon wheels?

After 20+ years of wanting a Jeep, I finally bought a 2014 Sahara. I want to swap out the wheels and put the 17" Rubicon wheels on it. I am mostly a road driver to/from work and long distance travelling with some dirt road/off-road needs. I'm more concerned about wet roads and snow then I am about mud. I like the look of the big tires, but obviously don't need to BFG Muds that come on the Rubicon. Here are my questions:
1. What brand/type of tires do you recommend I get?
2. What is the largest tire I can put on without a lift?
3. What size would look best if I want a big looking tire without sacrificing too much fuel economy, etc?

NOTE: I don't know if it makes a difference but I will eventually want to get a slight lift, I just can't do it right now.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I would put a Yokohama Geolander Size: 305x75 r 17" and if you have a lot of snow and ice I would buy a sipeing tool and Sipe the tires myself watch a YouTube video on sipeing tires

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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How about gy duratracs?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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I kept the 18" Sahara wheels, but use Duratracs and have been very happy with them. They are fairly quiet on road, work awesome in rain and snow, and look great.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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After 20+ years of wanting a Jeep, I finally bought a 2014 Sahara. I want to swap out the wheels and put the 17" Rubicon wheels on it. I am mostly a road driver to/from work and long distance travelling with some dirt road/off-road needs. I'm more concerned about wet roads and snow then I am about mud. I like the look of the big tires, but obviously don't need to BFG Muds that come on the Rubicon. Here are my questions:
1. What brand/type of tires do you recommend I get?
2. What is the largest tire I can put on without a lift?
3. What size would look best if I want a big looking tire without sacrificing too much fuel economy, etc?

NOTE: I don't know if it makes a difference but I will eventually want to get a slight lift, I just can't do it right now.

Thanks for your help!
Get a good AT tire. Goodyear Duratrac is a good one. GY silent armor is another, but the tread is much less aggressive than what most prefer. 285/75 is the largest w/o a lift. Might get a little rub though. Some do, some don't.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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The issue with larger and wider tires with stock wheels is going to be the back spacing. You will be better off getting aftermarket wheels depending on the tire size you choose. I am a fan of Hankook Dynapro AT's.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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40" Mud tires lol JK what ever you think looks good its your jeep make it your own.

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