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Old 05-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hello,

Just wanted to say i now own a jeep. A big one. Or at least i think it is. First jeep or truck i have ever owned. Its a toy for me really. I bought a 1999 Wrangler Sport 6cyl auto with 66k miles. Here is what it has on it.

- Brand New 4.0L with ~4,000 miles
- Quadratec HD Header
- Flowmaster Exhaust
- K&N Cold Air Kit
- Custom Relay & Fuse System for Aux Equipment
- Factory Soft Top /w Sliding Windows
- Color Matched Vent Scoop
- Bushwacker Fender Flares
- Double Tube Front & Rear Bumpers
- Nerf Bars
- 3" Body Lift /w Grade 8 Hardware
- 4" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift
- 33x12.50x15 Mickey Thompsons ~25% tread
- 15x8 Pro-Comp Rocker Wheels
- Overhead sound bar

So, I have 1 question so far. Im looking to replace the rims and tires. I have had my eye on some XD Rockstar Rims 18" Matte Black. So, if i get these rims in 18". What does the width need to be and what size tire should i get. Ive been looking at them on eBay and its seems like the tire of choice is the Nitto Terra Grappler.

Oh yea, I have no intentions of taking this vehicle off road and it has never been offroad either. Thanks for any info.

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thank you, I have wanted a jeep for a long time and especially for the summer months. I live in Alabama so its very nice. It took me 2 weeks of searching, 1000 miles, 5 jeeps, and alot of patience to find the one i was looking for.
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Nice jeep , welcome aboard ! Lots of good people here !
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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Looks like you found one in pretty nice shape too. So much knowledge is shared on this site. You came to the right place. Check out the Goodyear DuraTrac. Awesome tire and looks good too.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:00 AM   #7
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Thanks, I was hoping there were a few around =). The last 3 cars i have owned i have been a member of a forum group and its helped tons. I had a Mazda CX7, the turbo one. So i needed help modding it and i found a great forum group. The 2nd is my Scion Xb 2009 Release Series and i still have it. They have also been a big help at that forum.

Does anyone have any suggestions on the rims and tires? Those 18" Rockstars are defiantly the ones ill be getting. Just need to know what width and what tire size and what tire. Right now it has 33X12.50 on it but it looks like it could use a bigger tire. But what exactly happend when i put a bigger tire on it? Its already is a little loosy goosy driving it.
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Here is a pic of the tire with rim just so you guys can see what im talking about.

This is a 285 tire though. Way to small for my rig.

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Hey, looks like you have a fun new toy.

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Just some food for thought.

What do you plan to do with this Jeep? Wheel it, or just cruise around town?

It's not a "ricer" and should not be treated as such, so forget everything you learned on those other forums when it comes to your Jeep. It's a WHOLE 'nother animal.

There is WAY too much body lift on it. You should have 1.25" MAX. Otherwise, it's just "tippy" and serves no real practical purpose.

A 20" wheel and low profile tire is going to be fine on the street, but on the trail it is not going to work as well as say a 15" - 17" wheel on a 33 or 35" tire. Gearing plays a big part in the selection of tire size as well.

So... rather than spending a bunch of time expounding the virtues of sidewall flex on an off road vehicle, first it would be good to know what your game plan is.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=headbasha;1224494]Hello,

Just wanted to say i now own a jeep. A big one. Or at least i think it is. First jeep or truck i have ever owned. Its a toy for me really. I bought a 1999 Wrangler Sport 6cyl auto with 66k miles. Here is what it has on it.

- Brand New 4.0L with ~4,000 miles
- Quadratec HD Header
- Flowmaster Exhaust
- K&N Cold Air Kit
- Custom Relay & Fuse System for Aux Equipment
- Factory Soft Top /w Sliding Windows
- Color Matched Vent Scoop
- Bushwacker Fender Flares
- Double Tube Front & Rear Bumpers
- Nerf Bars
- 3" Body Lift /w Grade 8 Hardware
- 4" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift
- 33x12.50x15 Mickey Thompsons ~25% tread
- 15x8 Pro-Comp Rocker Wheels
- Overhead sound bar

So, I have 1 question so far. Im looking to replace the rims and tires. I have had my eye on some XD Rockstar Rims 18" Matte Black. So, if i get these rims in 18". What does the width need to be and what size tire should i get. Ive been looking at them on eBay and its seems like the tire of choice is the Nitto Terra Grappler.

Oh yea, I have no intentions of taking this vehicle off road and it has never been offroad either. Thanks for any info.

Thanks
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if your in Wa, I wouldnt mind buying the rims. oh yeah, Welcome
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #14
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Thank you, I have wanted a jeep for a long time and especially for the summer months. I live in Alabama so its very nice. It took me 2 weeks of searching, 1000 miles, 5 jeeps, and alot of patience to find the one i was looking for.
Congrat's, and Welcome It looks like your patience and perseverance paid off!
This forum is incredibly helpful, whether you're having problems, or looking for ideas, this forum seems to be the one I use the most!

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Just some food for thought.

What do you plan to do with this Jeep? Wheel it, or just cruise around town?

It's not a "ricer" and should not be treated as such, so forget everything you learned on those other forums when it comes to your Jeep. It's a WHOLE 'nother animal.

There is WAY too much body lift on it. You should have 1.25" MAX. Otherwise, it's just "tippy" and serves no real practical purpose.

A 20" wheel and low profile tire is going to be fine on the street, but on the trail it is not going to work as well as say a 15" - 17" wheel on a 33 or 35" tire. Gearing plays a big part in the selection of tire size as well.

So... rather than spending a bunch of time expounding the virtues of sidewall flex on an off road vehicle, first it would be good to know what your game plan is.
He mentioned in his first post that it'll be a mall crawler. So, the lift (while I agree, that much body lift is scary) shouldn't be too much of a problem. just keep in mind it won't corner like a ricer.

I agree with the whole "forget what you've learned" comment. I've been around 4x4's my whole life, and driving a Jeep is quite a bit different than anything I've owned.
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He mentioned in his first post that it'll be a mall crawler. So, the lift (while I agree, that much body lift is scary) shouldn't be too much of a problem. just keep in mind it won't corner like a ricer.
I went back and looked, yep, missed that last line

Well then, he's going to miss the best part of having a Jeep.


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Well then, he's going to miss the best part of having a Jeep.


I'm done.


agreed that you should back off the body lift a bit. even for normal road use that thing is gonna be top heavy. for the wheels i think you'd want at least 18x8 but more idealy 18x10 to get some stability back. and a 35" tire should fit quite nicely

p.s. nice color on your rig, looks like mine's long lost mall crawling cousin
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Your jeep is begg'in to be wheeled!! Looks good. Thats got to be the cleanest jeep I've ever seen. Scratch that... when my 97 rolled off the dealer lot, thats the cleanest jeep I've ever seen.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #18
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Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate the imput from people who own and care for their machines. It does seem a little bit top heavy but it could just be because im not use to driving these types of rigs. I bought this thing to enjoy! If its on road or off. I dont think i will be taking it off road much and if i do its not going to be anything intense. I just wanted a lifted truck thats is convertible. The Wrangler was it.

What size tire can i put on this thing without having to modify anything else. I dont want it to scrub or pop while turning. Right now its drive really smooth and is real easy to turn. The steering seems loose but im not sure what to expect from a lifted truck.

I was thinking about a 18X9 on 35X12.50. Does anyone know anything about the Nitto Terra Grapper tire? It seems like its the choice for rims over 18".
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You can run 35s ok on road, off you may have some issues with the stock axles. Regearing will probably be in your future!
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Nice rig but I would cut the body lift blocks down to 1.25" max because 3" body is to much on a jeep. And welcome to your new second home.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info. What is the benefit of having a 3" lift? Why did the original owner put that big of a lift on it? You say i will prob have to do some reagearing in the future. What does that mean? If i run 35 is it going to tear something up?

I have an app on my phone that tells the current speed and the speedo is 5 mph off. I ordered those rims and tires. Im guessing im going to wait till they come in and recalibrate the speedo. Im hoping there is a DYI guide on this on here somewhere.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #22
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Oh, What could i sell those rims and tires on it now for?

- 33x12.50x15 Mickey Thompsons ~25% tread
- 15x8 Pro-Comp Rocker Wheels

It says 25% tread but it looks like alot more to me.
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Nice Jeep. Forget the wheels. Leave what you have.

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