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tyhoff7119 06-27-2012 12:19 PM

Need advice on new tires / and or lift
 
So I just bought a 2006 Black Jeep Wrangler X this past winter. I live in Boston and go to school in San Diego and will occasionally be doing the drive back and forth (Once every year or two). As off now the mangler is stock. But my tires are starting to wear and since I need new ones anyway I want to begin the process of turning my Jeep into a Off and On road vehicle. I am a student and I know with my budget this will take a few years to eventually achieve what I want but for now I am looking to get some All terrain tires that will beef her up a bit without totally destroying my milage since I will be using It on road more than off road still and possible a lift as well if I can afford it.

I am looking to get some advice/Info on what will work on my jeep? look good? and also be usefull off road?

I currently have no lift and have the stock P225/75R15 tires.

What new tires can I get with this? What about if I bought bigger rims or got a lift as well? I read a body lift is not the way to go but maybe a 2" BB lift. Whats the difference and what BB lift have you guys had success with?

Any info is greatly appreciated. I am no mechanic and dont know much about this type of stuff but I want to learn it so I can soup up my Jeep over the next two years.

zdragon 06-27-2012 12:43 PM

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By zdagon52 at 2012-06-25
06 Sport / 2"BB/1"BL / Bilstein 5100 / KM2 33"/Procomp wheels

Racer38 06-27-2012 12:49 PM

30 x 9.5 AT tires and dont bother with the lift. If your gonna drive it cross country you will need every penny spent on a lift and about 3 times more for the gas...

Dragonii 06-27-2012 01:45 PM

Look at Goodyear Duratracs. Nice looking, quiet, smooth ride... they work great on the highway for daily driving and are daily commuting.
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medicjej 06-27-2012 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer38
30 x 9.5 AT tires and dont bother with the lift. If your gonna drive it cross country you will need every penny spent on a lift and about 3 times more for the gas...

I agree with skipping the lift. I would go with tires and wheels for now.

cmecha 06-27-2012 02:38 PM

+1

bobthetj03 06-27-2012 03:37 PM

Photo of said Jeep please.

rda616 06-27-2012 04:02 PM

Nothing wrong with a small 1" to 1.25" body lift. Most of the best built rigs here have them. You can go with a 31x10.5x15 on your stock suspension and wheels. You may get lucky and find a set of take off rubicon wheels and tires . They are a 16" wheel with a 31" tire and imo the best looking factory wheel.

tyhoff7119 06-28-2012 08:02 AM

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Thanks for all the help so far everyone and keep it coming. I will start looking into your recommendations after work today.

Here are a few photos I have on my iPhone if they help. Like I said its pretty stock so in opinion it's a bit weak looking and maybe even girly. But that's why I am tryin to beef her up a bit one step at a time. Starting with new tires for sure since I need new ones either way

Yellowjeep04 06-28-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by zdragon (Post 2520197)
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/565/p1070757r.jpg
By zdagon52 at 2012-06-25
06 Sport / 2"BB/1"BL / Bilstein 5100 / KM2 33"/Procomp wheels

Zdragon did you have to do anything else but the BB and BL?

bobthetj03 06-28-2012 11:29 AM

I vote to keep it stock height for now, and put a set of 31X10.50X15" all terrains on. BFG AT KO's, Falken Wildpeak, Duratracs to name a few would be good. Get out there and wheel it a bit. You'll be amazed on it's capabilities with a good set of tires!


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