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03-05-2012 12:11 AM
07XMan2Door DaveatNNs,

The 3.8 ain't a powerhouse. Your Jeep is a very light vehicle. I'd look at tire/wheel weight very closely. I'm running Toyos & looking to shave weight. Nittos are extremely heavy too. They are actually designed for full sized trucks with powerful, heavy motors & payloads. I will go class C tires from now on. I think I could tear out a valve stem on these E rated Toyos & make it back to camp w/o the tire even coming off the rim.
For off roading, ride comfort, handling, wear & tear on steering components & drive train & airing down, a C rated tire would function much better. I'm learning all of this first hand, the hard (expensive) way, lol.
03-04-2012 10:22 PM
DaveatNNS As I said, I bought 5 wheels (Waiting for them to come in from Quadratec) and am thinking Bridgestone TKOs now. (Although I really liked the Nitto Trail Grapplers). RedBones, you are right about the spare on the back, and even with the cover on everyone would still know I had the factory rim on back. Appreciate all of the help on the wheels. Looking at the Nittos and TKOs and would love advice on the tires as well.
03-03-2012 10:47 AM
M5ivan
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I like the KM2s I want a tire that isnt too noisy but I will occasionally go off road. Would you recommend the KM2s?
The KM2's are not what I would consider quiet, although I can't say how much louder they are than the KM's that came on my Rubicon as I only had them for a few miles before I switched. I pulled into a friends driveway this morning and he said he heard my tires "thrumming" before I pulled in. (He also said he loved the wheel/tire combo). My Jeep is not my DD so it doesn't bother me, but I'm not sure I would have bought them if it was.

The black Pintlers are going to look great on yours
03-03-2012 10:35 AM
DaveatNNS Really appreciate the info, I am buying five. I have a Detonator Yellow Sahara, I am getting the black Pintlers (When they come in). My next appearance move is to paint the bumpers all back or replace them with black ones. I like the KM2s I want a tire that isnt too noisy but I will occasionally go off road. Would you recommend the KM2s?
03-02-2012 08:30 AM
M5ivan
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I am close to buying the AEV Pintler Wheels through Quadratec. Curious about a three things. One, what should I expect to get for my 18" Wheels that came with the Sahara? Two, should I spend the $210.00 for the spare, or just buy a wheel cover? The final one relates to tires, and I did not search this as well, but on a stock sahara how big of a tire can I get away with without any rub? I was thinking 285/70 s.
I have a set of Pintlers on mine with 285/70/17 KM2's/no lift, and I have no rubbing issues. I'd buy 5 and have a working spare. What finish are you looking at? What color is your Jeep?
03-01-2012 06:55 PM
RedBones Yea, buy five that is one of my biggest pet peeve.
Driving down the road and you see a nice jeep with bigger tires and as you pass you look back and see this small spare tire.
03-01-2012 01:01 PM
kbwwolf
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Pretty sure he was going to use the cover to "cover" his stock spare. lol

Never a dull moment on the Forum
Yup, my guess, as well. But he was also asking about larger tires...in which case my advice would be: Buy a new spare.
03-01-2012 12:21 PM
07XMan2Door
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I am close to buying the AEV Pintler Wheels through Quadratec. Curious about a three things. One, what should I expect to get for my 18" Wheels that came with the Sahara? Two, should I spend the $210.00 for the spare, or just buy a wheel cover? The final one relates to tires, and I did not search this as well, but on a stock sahara how big of a tire can I get away with without any rub? I was thinking 285/70 s.
How big can you go? Not sure. As far as resale. Look on CL & see how many are on there & what they're going for.

As far as a spare. Ya, the cheapest way is to cover up your oem spare & use it. But, if you end up going taller than oem, then youl'd be better off getting 5 new ones and rotate it in.

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Buy the spare. Last I checked, a wheel cover won't get you home if you throw a bead on the trail or run over a nail on the highway.
Pretty sure he was going to use the cover to "cover" his stock spare. lol

Never a dull moment on the Forum
03-01-2012 11:11 AM
JK-Uknowit Can't say a whole lot about the Pintlers other than to say they are a sweet looking wheel. I'd recommend buying 5. To echo what kbwwolf said, you need the spare to get you home! But also, you're spending a lot of money on great looking rims, why not show them off? I love having my bada$$ spare staring at people in traffic b/c ,IMO, it looks fantastic!

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03-01-2012 11:03 AM
SylvanSahara you can ask whatever you want for them i think most move from $350(four wheels no rubber good condition)......$500-850ish for five w/ good rubber the guys asking $1,000+ might get that money but IMHO they are going to wait a very long time to get that and talk to a lot people before they do.
03-01-2012 10:51 AM
SylvanSahara the price you get will depend on condition of the wheels, how much rubber is left on the tires and more than anything how many sets are on the market when your ready to sell i have seen sets w/ tires range from $350......to.....$1,200(brand new takes offs set of 5 full as delivered rubber). i was going to buy another set for winter snow tires this year...glad i didnt spend the money. And could have pulled the trigger on a set of 5 wheels w/ rubber(more than 50% remaining) and could have had them for $400-450.
03-01-2012 10:20 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by DaveatNNS View Post
I am close to buying the AEV Pintler Wheels through Quadratec. Curious about a three things. One, what should I expect to get for my 18" Wheels that came with the Sahara? Two, should I spend the $210.00 for the spare, or just buy a wheel cover? The final one relates to tires, and I did not search this as well, but on a stock sahara how big of a tire can I get away with without any rub? I was thinking 285/70 s.
How much you get for your wheels depends on the shape they're in.

Buy the spare. Last I checked, a wheel cover won't get you home if you throw a bead on the trail or run over a nail on the highway.

Biggest tire? Read this:

Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

Welcome to WF.
03-01-2012 10:15 AM
DaveatNNS
New Wheels on My '11 Sahara

I am close to buying the AEV Pintler Wheels through Quadratec. Curious about a three things. One, what should I expect to get for my 18" Wheels that came with the Sahara? Two, should I spend the $210.00 for the spare, or just buy a wheel cover? The final one relates to tires, and I did not search this as well, but on a stock sahara how big of a tire can I get away with without any rub? I was thinking 285/70 s.

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