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Old 10-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Jeep rims and tires upgrade.

I just purchased a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon, tire size 16in, 245/75, I want to upgrade to a 17 in rim, with 255/75. Is this possible, what are risks?

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hmmmm....Why do you feel a 17" rim is a upgrade? The main risk are more $$$ for tires. I have 17" rims on my full size truck and hate having to buy tires for it.

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I just purchased a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon, tire size 16in, 245/75, I want to upgrade to a 17 in rim, with 255/75. Is this possible, what are risks?

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17"= more expensive per tire and being called a mall crawler.
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If you are going to use your Jeep then stick with 15 inch wheels for more than 1 reason.
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The main reason for the switch was having a setup of 17in style from a relatives Vehicle, he will give me for cheap. If you dont recommend this, what tire would you recommend for a NYC daily driver with occasional ski trips upstate?
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The main reason for the switch was having a setup of 17in style from a relatives Vehicle, he will give me for cheap. If you dont recommend this, what tire would you recommend for a NYC daily driver with occasional ski trips upstate?
Many of us are Goodyear Duratrac fans for Daily Driving and they have the snowflake rating.

Not sure who this bozo is, but the Duratracs do well in the snow:

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