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RescueMe10 09-29-2012 09:38 AM

Help a gal out please? ;)
 
Hey all! Well I ditched the 2010 Mountain, got a Dodge Nitro, and am now back in a Jeep. Meet my 2013 Crush.

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/w...p/IMAG1454.jpg

Anyway, I'm wanting to put black, maybe ProComp wheels on and am wondering, if a 17x9 will fit fine and what b/s I need?

Also looking to put BFG MT's on her before winter. Just a tad taller and wider thank the stock.

JK NOOB 09-29-2012 09:54 AM

These are not pro comps but there 17x9 with 4.5 backspace with Lt 265/70/R17 with no lift kist to give you an idea

kbwwolf 09-29-2012 05:19 PM

9" wheels will work fine...you'd be better off with 8".

The backspacing will depend on how wide a tire you wanna run. Most folks go with 4.5" bs or less. That'll allow you to run tires up to 12.5" wide. The smaller the bs #, the more your tires will stick out from your Jeep.

You'd save a lot of coin if you went to a smaller wheel, say 15" or 16". In fact, you'll spend almost as much on 17" tires alone than on 15" tires AND wheels, in most cases.

Some issues: most 15" alloy wheels will clear your brake calipers just fine; most 15" steel wheels will not. PM forum vendor DTD at Discount Tire to find out which alloys will clear and which won't. Also, the vast majority of 15" wheels come with bs of 3.75" or less. This means your tires are gonna stick out past the fenders. Some states frown on this; also, every time it rains your tires will sling grime all over the side of your Jeep. Just FYI...some peeps hate that.

This thread will give you a crash course on choosing wheels/tires for your Jeep, in a variety of configurations. All you need to read is the first post.

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

RescueMe10 09-29-2012 07:53 PM

Thanks for all the info. Was looking at the Goodyears that came on the jeep and boy, they aren't that meaty at all. We're supposed to get blasted this year with snow and well, my state sux at clearing the roads AND my neighbor doesn't get plowed at all. I'm just wondering how well the Goodyears would be?

My state won't allow tires sticking out to pass at inspection time. I'm not sure if the cops can pull me over for that or not. I'd prefer to keep them at the fenders as they are now. I'll definitely peek at the thread. Thanks again.

RescueMe10 09-29-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by JK NOOB (Post 2841949)
These are not pro comps but there 17x9 with 4.5 backspace with Lt 265/70/R17 with no lift kist to give you an idea

Looks great! What tires are those?

JK NOOB 09-29-2012 09:52 PM

Cepek FC 2 all terrain

kbwwolf 09-30-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by RescueMe10 (Post 2843332)
Thanks for all the info. Was looking at the Goodyears that came on the jeep and boy, they aren't that meaty at all. We're supposed to get blasted this year with snow and well, my state sux at clearing the roads AND my neighbor doesn't get plowed at all. I'm just wondering how well the Goodyears would be?

My state won't allow tires sticking out to pass at inspection time. I'm not sure if the cops can pull me over for that or not. I'd prefer to keep them at the fenders as they are now. I'll definitely peek at the thread. Thanks again.

If you're looking for a tire that does well in slick stuff (snow, rain, mud,) check out the GY DuraTrac. I run those year-round here in Wisconsin. Best snow tire I've had outside of a set of Blizzaks I ran one year in the Rocky Mountains (on a non-Jeep).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1342903981

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1345301765

RescueMe10 09-30-2012 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2844596)
If you're looking for a tire that does well in slick stuff (snow, rain, mud,) check out the GY DuraTrac. I run those year-round here in Wisconsin. Best snow tire I've had outside of a set of Blizzaks I ran one year in the Rocky Mountains (on a non-Jeep).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1342903981

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1345301765

Thank you! I'll check those out!

Bad Company 09-30-2012 10:07 PM

the duratracs really are awesome. i had them on my cherokee in a 33" and they worked very well on rocks, mud, and in the sand. after my open countrys wear out im putting duratracs on my wrangler

RescueMe10 10-01-2012 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Bad Company (Post 2847103)
the duratracs really are awesome. i had them on my cherokee in a 33" and they worked very well on rocks, mud, and in the sand. after my open countrys wear out im putting duratracs on my wrangler

Thank you! I'm getting ready to price the DuraTechs and ProComps locally. :)

RescueMe10 10-01-2012 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2844596)
If you're looking for a tire that does well in slick stuff (snow, rain, mud,) check out the GY DuraTrac. I run those year-round here in Wisconsin. Best snow tire I've had outside of a set of Blizzaks I ran one year in the Rocky Mountains (on a non-Jeep).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1342903981

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1345301765

BTW, what wheels are those. Almost look like the Pro Comps I'm looking at.

kbwwolf 10-02-2012 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by RescueMe10 (Post 2849133)
BTW, what wheels are those. Almost look like the Pro Comps I'm looking at.

They're ATX 188 teflon wheels. A wheel vendor turned me on to em after my second set of Pro Comps went belly up (first was out of stock, second was discontinued).

They've been great...mud, snow, nothing sticks to em, cuz of the teflon coating. In a year, I've cleaned em once.

RescueMe10 10-02-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2852311)
They're ATX 188 teflon wheels. A wheel vendor turned me on to em after my second set of Pro Comps went belly up (first was out of stock, second was discontinued).

They've been great...mud, snow, nothing sticks to em, cuz of the teflon coating. In a year, I've cleaned em once.

Wow, thanks! They're HAWT! :D

kbwwolf 10-02-2012 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RescueMe10 (Post 2852334)
Wow, thanks! They're HAWT! :D

:rofl:

Almost choked on a glass of milk...

RescueMe10 10-02-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2854325)
:rofl:

Almost choked on a glass of milk...

hehe Almost don't count. :doh: I'll try to do better next time. :rofl:


So I'm pricing wheels and still thinking about tires. My tire guy mentioned Nitto's. Thoughts?

JKralph 10-02-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RescueMe10

hehe Almost don't count. :doh: I'll try to do better next time. :rofl:

So I'm pricing wheels and still thinking about tires. My tire guy mentioned Nitto's. Thoughts?

Heavier than duratracs, but receive favorable reviews from folks on this forum.

RescueMe10 10-02-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JKralph (Post 2854369)
Heavier than duratracs, but receive favorable reviews from folks on this forum.

Thanks. I'm really torn between the DuraTracs, KM2's, and now these Nitto's. Grrr....I hate over analyzing! :facepalm:

JKralph 10-02-2012 07:23 PM

When tires and wheels cost as much as they do, there's no such thing as over analyzing :thumb:

What will your jeep be used for? That can help narrow your decision.

For instance, my jeep is my dd, and right now i wheel just a couple times a month, and i originally got the jeep so i could make it to work, no matter how much snow accumulated in the winter. Within these constraints, duratrac was the right choice for me.

People that offroad more than i do, or get into soupy situations, like the km2's. They are an offroad tire that have good on-road manners. Relatively light for a 3ply mud tire. But to be effective in snow, they need to be siped.

I was torn between these two myself, and might get some km2's when my duratracs go bald.

RescueMe10 10-02-2012 07:32 PM

My Jeep is also my DD. I need something that is gonna get me through the snow. Delaware is horrible for plowing the roads and my neighborhood never gets plowed. So snow is a huge thing to ponder. Will I go off roading somewhere? Highly unlikely. I'll drive the back/dirt roads at work (landfill) and get muddy but not any serious off roading.

I had KM2's on my 07 Ranger, 33's, it was lifted. It plowed through anything. Those tires are aggressive looking and will get through any much, however, they dropped my mpg and they are loud on the road.

I'm afraid the stock Goodyear Wranger SR-A aren't going to give me enough traction in snow.

JKralph 10-02-2012 07:38 PM

The duratracs have served me well in all onroad weather situations.

Also consider cooper discoverer's AT (i think they are called st maxx, might be wrong tho). I don't know a whole bunch about them, but xjknight does, hopefully he'll pop in and tell you about them.

RescueMe10 10-02-2012 07:41 PM

Ok, thanks. I'm looking for the best price but yet something that's gonna plow through the beautiful white stuff. :) Who doesn't want a bargain, right? Good thing I have about month before I have to hunker down and get it done.

FreezerJeep 10-02-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by RescueMe10
....AND my neighbor doesn't get plowed at all....

I feel sorry for ur neighbour....lol

Bryce

RescueMe10 10-03-2012 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by FreezerJeep (Post 2854529)
I feel sorry for ur neighbour....lol

Bryce

Bwahaha its been a long day :)

FreezerJeep 10-03-2012 08:24 AM

Now to actually add something useful. I'm in north central Alberta. We get tons of snow ice etc....

The vast majority of people here who I go off road with swear by the duratracs for winter. I have M/T right now and am gonna be switching over soon too.

Bryce

tabber02 10-03-2012 09:51 AM

go with the duratracs. you're going to be very happy with them. and to help your decision, if you join treadlightly, you'll get a $100 rebate for buying them.

and if you go through discount tire direct, tell them your a member of this forum, that's another $50 off your order...

:whistling:

RescueMe10 10-03-2012 11:09 AM

You guys are too awesome! The Duratracs have a $60 rebate and combined with the others, if they allow, too cool! Thank you!

Bad Company 10-04-2012 08:32 PM

i would take duratracs over km2s or nitto grapplers any day. my toyo open countrys are nice but for the price theyre not really better than the duratracs

RescueMe10 10-25-2012 05:35 PM

Well I finally did it..... pics
 
This past weekend, my Sunna took on a bit of a transformation. Wanted to keep it in the same post so you could see the before and after. Enjoy!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...0/IMAG1533.jpg

I went with 17 x 9 Gauntlets and 265-70-17 Nitto Trail Grapplers.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-i...0/IMAG1534.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...0/IMAG1531.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e...0/IMAG1530.jpg

And the final touch :whistling:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...0/IMAG1529.jpg

I love it! We since painted my antenna black and now I'm going to see if I can remove the JEEP on the front and paint it matte black.

Watcha think?

nico1994 04-28-2013 01:45 AM

I am looking into this exact wheel and tire size. do you get any rub anywhere?

RescueMe10 04-28-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by nico1994 (Post 3691401)
I am looking into this exact wheel and tire size. do you get any rub anywhere?

No rub, no issues at all til this date! I LOVE em! Go for it!


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