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RedHeadRedemption 07-11-2012 03:38 AM

Help a newbie out!
 
I've been in love with wranglers since the first time I rode in my sisters 92 standard soft top when I was 15, and now here I am 10 years later I FINALLY BOUGHT MY JEEP!!!!
Its a 4 door 6 spd Sahara, and right now still has factory tires...I don't want off-road tread because while I'm a born & bred Missouri girl where off-roading & mudding are regular activities, I just don't need them here in Texas. So my question is, what are my options for bigger tires without needing a lift? I've always been pretty familiar with wheel sizes but now is the first time I've paid more attention to the actual tires than the wheels...does that make sense?!

ScarletKnight 07-11-2012 06:58 AM

I have a TJ so our stock specs are a little different, however, I know that if you have 16" wheels the largest you can run is 285x75x16 and I believe if you have 17" wheels you can run 275/70/17. The tread has to do with off-roading and mudding and such. If you don't want an aggressive tread, just get A/T tires. Good luck, I'm from the pines in Jersey so the woods is my home. :)

RedHeadRedemption 07-12-2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScarletKnight
I have a TJ so our stock specs are a little different, however, I know that if you have 16" wheels the largest you can run is 285x75x16 and I believe if you have 17" wheels you can run 275/70/17. The tread has to do with off-roading and mudding and such. If you don't want an aggressive tread, just get A/T tires. Good luck, I'm from the pines in Jersey so the woods is my home. :)

Thanks that helps a lot!

JKralph 07-12-2012 12:47 AM

What year is your wrangler?

JKralph 07-12-2012 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScarletKnight
I have a TJ so our stock specs are a little different, however, I know that if you have 16" wheels the largest you can run is 285x75x16 and I believe if you have 17" wheels you can run 275/70/17. The tread has to do with off-roading and mudding and such. If you don't want an aggressive tread, just get A/T tires. Good luck, I'm from the pines in Jersey so the woods is my home. :)

This is correct, but if you're gonna throw tires that are over 11+ inches wide on your stock rims, you're also going to need wheel spacers or new wheels with less backspacing (4.5" or less) so your tires don't rub your wheel well when you turn.

Phillips57 09-19-2012 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScarletKnight
I have a TJ so our stock specs are a little different, however, I know that if you have 16" wheels the largest you can run is 285x75x16 and I believe if you have 17" wheels you can run 275/70/17. The tread has to do with off-roading and mudding and such. If you don't want an aggressive tread, just get A/T tires. Good luck, I'm from the pines in Jersey so the woods is my home. :)

I sure do miss the pine woods in jersey.

coldbluedsteel 10-01-2012 03:35 PM

That's awesome and good luck with your Wrang! How are you like the four doors? I love my 2-door, but when it's me, the dog, and friends, I wish I had gotten the 4-D. Good luck and enjoy!

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Originally Posted by RedHeadRedemption (Post 2568996)
I've been in love with wranglers since the first time I rode in my sisters 92 standard soft top when I was 15, and now here I am 10 years later I FINALLY BOUGHT MY JEEP!!!!
Its a 4 door 6 spd Sahara, and right now still has factory tires...I don't want off-road tread because while I'm a born & bred Missouri girl where off-roading & mudding are regular activities, I just don't need them here in Texas. So my question is, what are my options for bigger tires without needing a lift? I've always been pretty familiar with wheel sizes but now is the first time I've paid more attention to the actual tires than the wheels...does that make sense?!



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