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JD_BK 10-25-2012 01:59 PM

Jeep rims and tires upgrade.
 
I just purchased a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon, tire size 16in, 245/75, I want to upgrade to a 17 in rim, with 255/75. Is this possible, what are risks?

Justin
New/Used Jeep owner

Dextreme 10-25-2012 02:45 PM

hmmmm....Why do you feel a 17" rim is a upgrade? The main risk are more $$$ for tires. I have 17" rims on my full size truck and hate having to buy tires for it.

TJspeed 10-25-2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD_BK
I just purchased a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon, tire size 16in, 245/75, I want to upgrade to a 17 in rim, with 255/75. Is this possible, what are risks?

Justin
New/Used Jeep owner

17"= more expensive per tire and being called a mall crawler.

530ktm 10-25-2012 03:28 PM

If you are going to use your Jeep then stick with 15 inch wheels for more than 1 reason.

JD_BK 10-26-2012 04:42 PM

The main reason for the switch was having a setup of 17in style from a relatives Vehicle, he will give me for cheap. If you dont recommend this, what tire would you recommend for a NYC daily driver with occasional ski trips upstate?

Dextreme 10-26-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD_BK (Post 2929468)
The main reason for the switch was having a setup of 17in style from a relatives Vehicle, he will give me for cheap. If you dont recommend this, what tire would you recommend for a NYC daily driver with occasional ski trips upstate?

Many of us are Goodyear Duratrac fans for Daily Driving and they have the snowflake rating. :thumb:

Not sure who this bozo is, but the Duratracs do well in the snow:
GoodYear Wrangler Duratrac Test 1 - YouTube


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