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Old 11-06-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Jeep Wrecked..New Tires???

What's up Jeep family? I haven't been on in awhile. But earlier this week I was in a wreck with my stock 2005 Wrangler X. The other guy's insurance is covering everything. Now I'm not talking about insurance fraud. But the bodyshop told me the tires that were on my Jeep aren't made anymore.

So I'm looking for a good road tire that has the off road look, also I suppose the biggest size I can put on a stock suspension? I'm open to all suggestions...

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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Is it just a daily driver? Either the BFG AT or goodyear duratrac would be my pick. And you can get 31x10.50x15.

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Yes it's a daily car, that I want to have more of an aggressive look. Are 31's the way to go? Or should I be looking at spacers and and or a lift?
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go with the duratrac. i have them in 31X10.50 and no issues at all. i had them when the jeep was completely stock too.

these are the best tires that i have ever ran before, personally i think they are almost unstoppable, snow, ice, sloppy mud, thick mud, ive had to climb some rocks on a washed out road the other day. i have about 10,000 miles on mine so far.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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I'm having the same question: Due for new tires on my stock TJ, want to buy wheels and tires and be able to use the same aftermarket wheels when I lift it and re-gear my axles etc. So I'm wondering what size wheel to get and what is the biggest tire I can fit stock?
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I'm having the same question: Due for new tires on my stock TJ, want to buy wheels and tires and be able to use the same aftermarket wheels when I lift it and re-gear my axles etc. So I'm wondering what size wheel to get and what is the biggest tire I can fit stock?
15x8 would be a good size.If you just get 4" of backspacing, you'll be golden for any new tires. I have seen a stock jeep with 33's, but it looked like it couldn't even go down a flat road without rubbing. 31's are good for stock height.
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Does anyone have a picture of 31's on a stock?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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i just put on some yokohama geolanders and they are exceptional on the road, but definitly not as good as my old BFG AT's off road. if you are looking for a good road tire that is good looking, definitly check out the geolanders
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Does anyone have a picture of 31's on a stock?
Mine are 31's.
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Mine are 31's.
Can you post your pic in the thread? I can't see it in any other size than thumbnail.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:05 PM   #12
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I just bought General Grabber at2 31x10.50x15. So far I am pleased they rated well for snow rain and ice and I believe a heck of a tire for the price just my two cents!!! By the way on stock suspension with no problem!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:50 PM   #13
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Go with the new MTR They are a great all around tire. They will last a while on the road and will get you down the trail. You can fit 31's with no problem on a stock jeep.
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Stock Jeep with 31's...definitely gives it a more aggressive look!
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Stock Jeep with 31's...definitely gives it a more aggressive look!

except for that chrome
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except for that chrome
I'm working on that part...bought it like that. Working on affording a new bumper (black), winch, new top (undecided on black or tan...prolly tan), new door handles (black), and will be painting all the chrome inserts (black). Just lacking one really minor thing...money. lol
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no money?
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:05 AM   #19
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Well I'm getting the body shop to look into some 31's to see if we can get a deal. I can't wait to get my Jeep back. They've got me in a Chevy Cobalt and it's...well it's not a Jeep is the best thing I can say about it.

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why dont ya put on some sort of spring spacers or something cheap like that so you can go up to al least a 33". solve some rubbing problems you might have with 31's on stock, and it wont look like stock either.
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why dont ya put on some sort of spring spacers or something cheap like that so you can go up to al least a 33". solve some rubbing problems you might have with 31's on stock, and it wont look like stock either.
No-one else suggested any spacers or anything. I'm not sure if the body shop would put those on for me, seeing how that is more of a modification than a fix or replacement. They probably don't want to put something like that on there and still offer a guarantee.

But I am interested in it. Is it safe? 33's are pretty big, my sister has them on her 01 Sahara but she also has like a 3 in lift. I always assumed if you were getting 33's you'll need a lift instead of spacers, just "to do it right." But wouldn't 33's tear up my fenders?
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yeah it is more of a mod, but my 2" skyjacker spacer only cost around an extra 250, and is will still keep the ride quality of a stock suspension. 33's are big but i have 32's and they look really good IMO. Its not aggressive looking at all, but it is heads and tails compered to the stock look. And instillation is very easy, i am only 19 and i was able to do it in only 3-4 hours, so you dont have to pay someone to do it for you.
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and my 32's have never came close to rubbing my stock fenders on/off road. you should not have any rubbing problems if you stay 33 or below w/ the spacers. the spacers are actually rated for up to 33's if im not mistaken. and it just as safe as stock.
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I have the general grabbers 31x10.50x15s and really like them. Plus their a he!! of a lot cheeper than the BFs
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I have the general grabbers 31x10.50x15s and really like them. Plus their a he!! of a lot cheeper than the BFs
lol they look good
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I have the general grabbers 31x10.50x15s and really like them. Plus their a he!! of a lot cheeper than the BFs
Can you get them in black?
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Update

Just thought I'd throw an update out there because my friends who don't own a jeep don't care....w/a couple questions.

I painted my fender flares this weekend. I think it looks so much better. I did an ok job i touched some lines up that I missed with the tape and newspaper with a Sharpie. (Before and After)

Because I was in that wreck the body share gave me a little thing of paint so after cleaning it and waxing it i touched up a few nicks but I think I did a $hittY (pml) job. You can totally tell the places I touched up. I think I used too much paint. Anything I can do to clean those spots up?

And I intended to take of the two little fenders off the front but when I got it off there was the screw holes for the piece and a 1 inch hole...what is that hole?
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