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Old 10-12-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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New Socks & Shoes for the Jeep!

Alright so after debating and searching and reading (thanks for you help guys!!) I finally went ahead and bought some new Rims / tires and decided against Wheel spacers!!

I bought some 33x12.5x15 Pro-comp Extreme M/T (also had them siped) and bought some 15x8" rims w/ a 3.75" BS. Man did it change the look of the jeep and it helped with the handeling like night and day!! They were having a deal @ Discount tire where you buy 3 pro-comps you get one free + a "Grand re-opening" sale where you get $100 off any rims / tire set. So I figured that was worth it lol.

BTW, Does this look bigger than a 4" lift w/ all of the wheel gap and 33" tires?






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Old 10-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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Looks Great, I really like the rims.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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Looks great!

You may get more than the advertised height out of your lift initially, then some settling later on. Or, some are just taller forever! Did you measure ahead of time?
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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looks great...friend has the same wheels...looks like a 4" lift.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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Looks great! What wheels are those?
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
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Looks cool, man! Congrats!

Steel or Aluminum?
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
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razor by mb wheels...most discount tires have them

btw, i just looked at their website and those wheels are $70! how can they be soooo cheap?!?!?! last time i bought my tires from there i looked at the price of those wheels and they were close to $100 or at least $90+
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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I figured for $20 more a rim it was worth it to get these rather than the black steelies.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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Looks good. I almost got the same tire but went the cheaper way out and got the MT's
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #10
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Thanks!

I am not sure how they are so cheep, but I am not going to complain! almost any brand new wheel thats <$100 each is a good price for me!

This weekend i am going to test out those Pro-comp X M/Ts and see how well they work in the mud / rocks.

Also, When I had the tires sipped, I had them only sipe the center lugs and not touch the outside lugs. (so there is ~2" from the edge on either side that arnt siped). I figured this will help keep it from chunking the tires.
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I figured for $20 more a rim it was worth it to get these rather than the black steelies.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:47 PM   #12
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Ohh thats a beauty but i got a better idea.. You give me those, i'll even pay for shipping so you can get 35s? jk Nice job though, cant wait to see her crawling.


Bigjeep, where did you find them for 70? Should i just search for razor by mb wheels
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:23 PM   #13
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Try DiscountTire.com Thats where I found them.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:44 AM   #14
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They are nice rims. I had them on my Titan before I sold it and got the TJ. They are strong and don't scratch easily. You should have no problems with them.

What is siping?
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:31 AM   #15
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Here is an article that describes Tire Tiping

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tireSiping.dos




Discount Tire Co./America’s Tire Co. offers the revolutionary tire “Siping” procedure. Here's how siping works:
Saf-Tee® siping cuts slits, called sipes, at 90° angles across the tread, providing thousands of gripping edges for better traction and stopping power. Wear-robbing heat and hydroplaning are also minimized.

Check out the information below to find out how you can improve your traction in poor weather driving environments.
Improved Braking
Research has shown that the most effective braking power occurs immediately prior to losing traction. Siping extends the window allowed for maximum braking power by giving the existing tread a helping hand. In the examples below notice how the siped tire has dozens more gripping edges. These micro edges reduce the distance needed for braking on wet and icy roads.


Better Traction
The tread surface on your tire is made up of many smaller surfaces know as “Tread Blocks”. The reason for so many surfaces is especially important when it comes to icy or wet road conditions. The Tread Blocks get their gripping power not from their many smooth surfaces but from the more numerous sharp surrounding edges. Siping improves the job started by your tire manufacturer by providing more of these gripping edges.


Smoother Ride
New asphalt is relatively smooth but time and wear exaggerates the coarse texture of the road's surface causing your tires to absorb most of the impact. Siping gives your tires a Micro-Flexibility reducing the wear on your tires' carcass and sidewalls. This effect not only increases tire life but will result in a smoother ride.


Scientific Tests Confirm It
Improved traction up to 200%! An independent company tested the siping effect on starting, stopping and driving traction while driving on medium snow pack.

Repeated tests proved that siping increased starting, stopping and driving traction by as much as 200%!

The Goodyear Eagle LS (all season tire), and the Michelin Pilot Sport (high performance tire), were chosen for testing. The traction of the industry-standard all-season tire (the Uniroyal Tiger Paw) was also measured to set a base amount for comparison.

The unsiped Goodyear Eagle LS traction measured 101% of the base tire; the siped Goodyear Eagle LS measured 134% of the traction of the base tire.

The unsiped Michelin Pilot Sport read only 35% of the base all-season tires' traction. Siped traction improved by 200% - surpassing the traction of the 'All Season Tire'.

For complete technical data regarding these tests, please visit http://www.sipers.com/sipers/siping_tests.asp.

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