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Old 08-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Tire prices went up :-(

I'm a fan of BFG AT and Yokohama Geolander AT tires. I've run both on all my 4WD vehicles for the last 14 years.

I had priced the Yokohama's from discount tire direct for my sons jeep going back to the OEM size of 215/75/15. I priced them at 121.00 a tire last week. My local Discount tire store matches their warehouse price. The price went up to $130 a tire in the last week. I can buy them direct from the warehouse and get free shipping. I have another local tire shop that will mount and balance for $60 if I pay cash ($80 if I use check or CC). Cash is tight with buying the Jeep and doing all the maintenance work since getting it.

The tires that are on it are over sized mud and rub. They are very worn (not bald) and cupped since the previous owner never bothered to rotate them. I don't want to wait too long to replace them. The wife is not happy the price is up and wants to wait longer before replacing them. Sure are lots of deals out there of newer wrangler rims and tires people have removed to upgrade. I dont know if the newer rims lug pattern is the same as his. Most of the tires are a little taller too. Not sure if I want bigger tires on there for him either.

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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I agree tires are getting pricy and my jeep is a dd and needs to stay on a budget. I had these on my last cherokee and will prob be next tire on my wrangler. very good tire for the price Purchase the Goodyear Wrangler Radial Tire P235/75R15 at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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You will need an adaptor to run the JK 07-current rims, tj bolt pattern is 5x4.5 while the JK is 5x5

Here's an adaptor, I don't run them personally
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92807_009.htm
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Eagle for the info!!!

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You will need an adaptor to run the JK 07-current rims, tj bolt pattern is 5x4.5 while the JK is 5x5

Here's an adaptor, I don't run them personally
Spidertrax WHS-013 - Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Adapter Kit for Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ, Comanche MJ, Cherokee XJ, Grand Cherokee ZJ, Liberty KJ with 5x4.5" to 5x5" Bolt Pattern - Quadratec
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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I'm a fan of BFG AT and Yokohama Geolander AT tires. I've run both on all my 4WD vehicles for the last 14 years. I had priced the Yokohama's from discount tire direct for my sons jeep going back to the OEM size of 215/75/15. I priced them at 121.00 a tire last week. My local Discount tire store matches their warehouse price. The price went up to $130 a tire in the last week. I can buy them direct from the warehouse and get free shipping. I have another local tire shop that will mount and balance for $60 if I pay cash ($80 if I use check or CC). Cash is tight with buying the Jeep and doing all the maintenance work since getting it. The tires that are on it are over sized mud and rub. They are very worn (not bald) and cupped since the previous owner never bothered to rotate them. I don't want to wait too long to replace them. The wife is not happy the price is up and wants to wait longer before replacing them. Sure are lots of deals out there of newer wrangler rims and tires people have removed to upgrade. I dont know if the newer rims lug pattern is the same as his. Most of the tires are a little taller too. Not sure if I want bigger tires on there for him either.
Where are you in Texas?! I'm in Dallas and I've been running some 31 AT's and recently upgraded to some 33" MTR's. My AT's still have good tread life too, I just wanted bigger
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I'm in New Braunfels. How much life are on them? What are the actual sizes? 31 xx 15
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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If you were in NJ I have my original tires and wheels from my 04 with 100 miles on them that are looking for a good home.
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I'm in New Braunfels. How much life are on them? What are the actual sizes? 31 xx 15
31x10.5

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