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Old 12-27-2010, 02:25 AM   #1
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Pics of 18" stock rims with beefy tires?

Want to keep my stock 18" rims and mount some bigger tires. Anyone have any good pics with bigger tires and stock 18's to share?

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They aren't real beefy, 33x11 Maxxis Bighorns, but they work well on the stock Sahara 18's.



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Old 12-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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nice job ,that looks really good.

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That looks nice Shark,,, is it also lifted?
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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That looks nice Shark,,, is it also lifted?
It has a 2.5" Teraflex budget boost and 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers. Of course that was last week, as of Christmas thanks to my wife it now has Procomp 7005 with those same tires. The silver Sahara is my buddy's, he has the same size Cooper STT tires on 18" stock wheels.



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Old 12-27-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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Is that NC snow?! Wow..

Great looking jeeps!
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Is that NC snow?! Wow..

Great looking jeeps!
Thanks- yes it was the first snow on Christmas in this area in over 60 years from what I hear. It was a great bonus to hit some snowy trails the first day on the new rims!
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They aren't real beefy, 33x11 Maxxis Bighorns
Sorry to hijack, but how are your bighorns when it comes to road noise/snow/ice/rain/mud/ride comfort? Been thinking of picking up a set. Thanks.
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Sorry to hijack, but how are your bighorns when it comes to road noise/snow/ice/rain/mud/ride comfort? Been thinking of picking up a set. Thanks.
Road noise is pretty loud, but about average for an MT. As far as performance they are excellent on wet or dry roads and ride very nice for an MT. They are good but not great on snow, and very good in most off road situations. I haven't been on many extremely rocky terrains, so I don't know about that, but for trails and mud they do well. Overall they seem to be very tough and still look great after almost 4 years. They are one of the cheaper MT's you will find that still perform.
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This was my 2007 with 33" Goodyear Duratracs.

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Same tires on my 11 with 18" aftermarket rims.
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They aren't real beefy, 33x11 Maxxis Bighorns, but they work well on the stock Sahara 18's.




VERY NICE! like the stubby bumper kit too !
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It has a 2.5" Teraflex budget boost and 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers. Of course that was last week, as of Christmas thanks to my wife it now has Procomp 7005 with those same tires. The silver Sahara is my buddy's, he has the same size Cooper STT tires on 18" stock wheels.




Great looking Jeep Sharkbite! I too have a 10 Sahara and am planning on putting a BB lift on it. I'm guessing you used the TF kit with the shock adapters? Just curious to hear how the off-road performance improved if you don't mind sharing. Also, were the the spacers necessary in keeping the stock rims on 11w? Much appreciated man.
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Also, were the the spacers necessary in keeping the stock rims on 11w? Much appreciated man.
Yes, you have to add spacers to go that wide, or wider on stock wheels... You know that tires are less expensive if you drop to a 17" wheel, right?

Oh, and if you're looking for spacers, I have a brand new set of Rough Country 1.5" Hub Centric spacers, never installed for sale... Shoot me a PM if you're interested. (He decided to get new wheels instead...)
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Kinda bums me out that the JKs look so good with larger wheels and my TJ doesnt.



I feel better about my motor though. I cant stand driving JKs all day
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Kinda bums me out that the JKs look so good with larger wheels and my TJ doesnt.

I feel better about my motor though. I cant stand driving JKs all day
The 4.0 is an almost legendary motor that's had a lot longer to prove itself than the 3.8. Hopefully someday the 3.8 will be there.

FWIW though, the 0-60 times and torque numbers for the 3.8 beat the 4.0 in all categories. I'm not kidding--look it up. The reason your TJ feels "peppier" than JKs you've driven has to do with the more "car-like" ride provided by the JK. The TJ is bouncier and less controlled, so it feels faster, but it has nothing to do with the motor.

That said, don't knock your TJ's affinity for smaller wheels--the tires are cheaper!!

Edit: When I say the 3.8 beats the 4.0 in terms of acceleration and torque, I'm also talking SMALL margins. I want to say the 0-60 was better by just a few tenths of a second.
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The JK bogs too much and feels heavier. It gets stuck more for a basic off road test because of the bogging. It feels like a car engine in a truck....which it is. LOVE the new interiors but I cant wait to drive a 3.6L JK. Those motors pull hard in every car we've driven with them so far
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The reason your TJ feels "peppier" than JKs you've driven has to do with the more "car-like" ride provided by the JK. The TJ is bouncier and less controlled, so it feels faster, but it has nothing to do with the motor.

Mine never feels fast....

Edit: When I say the 3.8 beats the 4.0 in terms of acceleration and torque, I'm also talking SMALL margins. I want to say the 0-60 was better by just a few tenths of a second.
Ok, since you put it that way.... I'll buy it.

All I know is his Rubi, will take my TJ all day long.... For now any way My 3:07's and 33's are no match for the stock 4:10's and 32's. Once he gets the 35's mounted up, he'll be a little closer to my world....
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The JK bogs too much and feels heavier. It gets stuck more for a basic off road test because of the bogging. It feels like a car engine in a truck....which it is. LOVE the new interiors but I cant wait to drive a 3.6L JK. Those motors pull hard in every car we've driven with them so far
Well it is heavier. A better engine won't change that though.

I've heard the JKs, particularly the non-Rubis, described as "undersprung and underdampened" and I tend to agree. I think that more than anything else would provide a more sprightly feel. Those with good lifts of course correct that problem.

Bogging is really more about tires. I'm pretty sure stock JKs do better on just about any trail than do stock TJs. I'm positive they do better on any "basic offroad test".

Regardless, more pull in the engine will be a welcome addition. So will the better fuel economy. I'm going to stick with my 2010, but I'm all about whatever gets more people into Jeeps.
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Nah took my recently purchased TJ on the same track I take the JKs on and my lowly little TJ ran the track better than a JK sport/X. Rubis are a different story because they have lockers and run great off road. Every JK i take on thick sand if I turn the wheels and floor it I go no where. My TJ spins the tires through. And yes TC was off.
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Again though, a better engine won't change that and neither would being in a rubi.

I can't argue with your experience and I feel bad highjacking the thread, but it sounds like you're simply applying too much acceleration given the circumstances and weight of the vehicle. A Honda Civic equipped with wide tires would do best of all in the "floor it in deep sand" test.

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Agree to disagree with whatever you're arguing about hahaha. Personal preference in all the Jeeps I've driven. I dont like JKs.

Hemi 2011 Grands are my favorite Jeeps. LOVE those things
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The SRT8's are crazy. Why they couldn't just drop a few of those engines into the JKs I'll never understand.
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The SRT8's are crazy. Why they couldn't just drop a few of those engines into the JKs I'll never understand.
Hahaha THAT would be awesome. But probably cause a Rubi is gonna run $40k and if they add an SRT8 to it no one is going to buy a $50k Wrangler
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I don't know man--folks are giving Burnsville $20k to $30k to put in Hemis like that. Jeep wouldn't sell many, but they'd sell. At least as many as the GC SRT8 I'd think.
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They aren't real beefy, 33x11 Maxxis Bighorns, but they work well on the stock Sahara 18's.


Tell me about your winch install. It looks nice. I am looking to do an install on the stock bumper as well. What references/posts/mount etc did you use. Maybe start a separate post? Thanks
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What kind of bumper is that on your buddy's silver JK? I like that look, super clean.
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What kind of bumper is that on your buddy's silver JK? I like that look, super clean.
He has a Rugged Ridge stubby with hoop, very cool bumper for the price.
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Tell me about your winch install. It looks nice. I am looking to do an install on the stock bumper as well. What references/posts/mount etc did you use. Maybe start a separate post? Thanks
PM me your email address and I will email you a Word document that I have sent to several people with some of the details from my bumper/winch install.

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