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Old 01-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Newbie here with a wheel/tire question

Hi there,

I am a long time lurker but just joined the forum. I have a 2000 TJ Stone white/beige with all the options. The jeep has never seen rain or snow and has only been washed 3 times as it has 7000 miles. Anyway, we want to install 18wheels from an 07 or 08 Jeep and was wondering what I need to do. I have read many posts but I am still confused with spacers etc...

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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I think you will need a lift for that tires... I am also a newb here...wait and see what all the other 'guru's say.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Hi there,

I am a long time lurker but just joined the forum. I have a 2000 TJ Stone white/beige with all the options. The jeep has never seen rain or snow and has only been washed 3 times as it has 7000 miles. Anyway, we want to install 18wheels from an 07 or 08 Jeep and was wondering what I need to do. I have read many posts but I am still confused with spacers etc...

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Welcome to the forum! I can't really help with your question, except to comment that if you plan to wheel your Jeep, the generally accepted rule of thumb is that your tire diameter should be at least twice that of your wheel. So an 18" wheel would be best with a 36 - 37" tire.

I'm sure someone else will help with modifications you may need to make. Brakes come to mind.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
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To clarify I am just looking to swap 08 18 factory wrangler wheels/tires.

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Welcome to the forum. Gus hit the nail on the head. I think there are going to be quite a few mods needed for room. Lift, and many other things to make a bigger tire on a bigger rim fit. Any pics of the ride?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:19 PM   #6
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It is in the garage for the winter but I will try to get a few pictures.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #7
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In the garage?????????? take that rig out and beat it....
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In the garage?????????? take that rig out and beat it....
x2. and dont put 18s on the jeep, unless they are spinners...
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run some 15X8's and stuff 33x12.50's on them! You will not be disappointed!
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On a 2000 wrangler, i think the largest tires they run factory are like a 225/75R15? maybe don't hold me to it, but i think that the '08s are running sumthin a little larger, probably like a 265/75R18 or sumthin.....In just thinking and not really seing a pic, you may need a slight lift to pack um in the wheel wells. They may rub the sway bar.
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x2. and dont put 18s on the jeep, unless they are spinners...
x3 Eh, why are you changing the tires/wheels when you are not even using it? I dont get leaving a jeep in a garage for the entirety of any season. But to each his own... you will more than likely have to mod...

love the jeep p-rev, reminds me of something but i cant put my finger on it....
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x3 Eh, why are you changing the tires/wheels when you are not even using it? I dont get leaving a jeep in a garage for the entirety of any season. But to each his own... you will more than likely have to mod...

love the jeep p-rev, reminds me of something but i cant put my finger on it....

I know it sounds kinda odd...I collect low mile cars and I bought the Jeep for my wife 4 years ago. It's just a fun car that my wife and kids like to drive around in during the nice summer days.

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