Picking up my 1st Jeep Today, but I Hate the Wussy Tires!
I bought a '98 Wrangler Sahara off ebay yesterday, and I have to drive 3 hours today to go get it. I should be excited because I got a pretty good deal, but the rims and tires (I'm assuming stock-see a couple pics below of it) that are on it make it look like a "wussy" Jeep. I've learned the Sahara flares are 1" wider and are the same color as the body, and I'm not sure if that's what's making the tires look so small to me? Any economical ideas to get me some better tires/wheels? I'm not sure if I'm going to eventually do a lift, so I don't want to spend too much for now...
I'm in Holland, MI and I agree that BFG All-Terrain would look pretty good. What size can I get? I'm not exactly sure which wheels are on it -- I know they're OEM, but I'm not sure the width, etc. Are there a particular OEM wheel that I can find a good deal on (maybe at the junkyard) that I would be better off with for BFG's, or is it okay to stick with the wheels I have?
Just look for a set of Rubicon wheels and tires. 31" MTRs on 16" Moabs would get rid of that wussy look you are referring to, and would fit as is without a need for a lift, although a 2" BB wouldn't be a bad idea if you plan to do much offroading. You can usually find guys selling the Rubi tires and wheels when they upgrade and get a pretty rippin deal. You can probalbly find a set of all five for $500 or less depending on how much tread is left.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.