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Old 12-19-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Wheel Questions

I'm new to the Jeep world and I have a black 01 Wrangler. The dealership I bought it off of put brand new wheels and tires on but they are only 15's and they suck. I want to make my Jeep a JEEP!

I don't want a a steel wheel look or anything like that and I don't want like 22's on it.

I was thinking about going with a 16 inch black rim with a chrome lip and try to get some type of A/T tire.

Also how hard is it to do a lift and is it worth it and cost$?


I really appreciate any input....thanks a lot

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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If you look at a Wrangler Rubicon model years 03-06 they all came standard with 16" rims and 31" tires. You wouldn't need any kind of lift to go with something like that. Typically if guys are moving up wheel sizes they will go with a 17" to cut down on the amount of sidewall for 35's and higher.

How big of a tire are you looking to run?

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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i don't offroad or anything much i want something that makes the jeep look bigger and badder but nothing like steel wheel or anything like that


what do you reccomend?
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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I'd suggest going to the TJ Picture Thread in the TJ Section here and looking over some of the jeeps. Determine how big you want to be and then it will be much easier to help you with what parts will get you to where you want to go.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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well how would i go about finding similiar wheels and tires to that of the rubicon...because as far as style and everything i have always loved the rubicon look...like i said i want my jeep to look more tough...i feel like im the same size as a car right now
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If you want a decent stance and not break the bank, do a search on a 2" BB. that will allow you to run a 32" tire and make it look good. You mentioned that your 15's suck, but with a decent 31 or 32 on a 15, it will look tough. 16" Rubicon rims are sweet if your willing to shell out the cash for them, but your not going to get them in black. Dont do what I did and buy evrything first without searching. I made that mistake. After adding up all the useless stuff I bought, I came to this great site and realized I could have done the lift I am saving up for now a long time ago. Good luck on your quest.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #7
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thanks a lot guys.... really i don't want to spend a dollar more than 1000 dollars and i said the look i'm going for so yeah....
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:02 PM   #8
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You can do a 2"BB and 32's for under a grand. Heres mine with the BB.
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If your intent on getting 16" wheels, be prepared to spend a more on a tire instead of one for a 15" wheel.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:28 PM   #10
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it does not have to be 16 inches thats just like what ntb was telling me when i explained what i was looking for...but i'm feeling more on track already talking on here.... what size tires and wheels and what kind and how much on that orange jeep? (looks good btw) is that with a lift?


if i put a picture on here of mine which i will in a little bit.. you guys will understand what i mean about mine just looking completly wimpy and what i'm looking to get


also this is my everyday car.... my dad is worried its bad for the transmission or for the jeep somehow to get bigger tires and wheels ( also what they said when i bought it)
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:56 PM   #11
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i always imagined i needed a bigger wheel to make the jeep look bigger but i realize now that the tire is more important... whats the best site to shop for 15 inch wheels and 31 inch tires

if my wheels i have weren't absolutely hideous i would just keep them but oh well

these are for sale near me for 100 bucks

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/499257768.html
would a big tire look good on that?
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #12
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Those rims wont work. You need a 5X4.5 rim. JK rims wont fit

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