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Jekyll 04-11-2013 09:05 AM

New Wrangler owner and new wheels
 
I just purchased my first Jeep Wrangler. I had an old Grand Cherokee that I ran into the ground for 12 years and finally got my dream car. A two door standard drive Wrangler Sport S.

After having it only for a month or so I already have the itch to customize it a little. I am mainly using it to get to places to mountain bike/camp in the mountains or going and driving on the beach so I am not doing any serious off-roading. I do need to navigate some pretty rough stuff in North Georgia but again nothing too crazy. I wanted advice on what wheels and tires to get. I want some black wheels and if I can use the stock tires until they need to be replaced. I am not wed to this idea but it seems like an economical option.

Anyway thanks again for any advice.

laollis 04-11-2013 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Jekyll (Post 3622843)
I just purchased my first Jeep Wrangler. I had an old Grand Cherokee that I ran into the ground for 12 years and finally got my dream car. A two door standard drive Wrangler Sport S.

After having it only for a month or so I already have the itch to customize it a little. I am mainly using it to get to places to mountain bike/camp in the mountains or going and driving on the beach so I am not doing any serious off-roading. I do need to navigate some pretty rough stuff in North Georgia but again nothing too crazy. I wanted advice on what wheels and tires to get. I want some black wheels and if I can use the stock tires until they need to be replaced. I am not wed to this idea but it seems like an economical option.

Anyway thanks again for any advice.

That's just what I did. I am using the stock tires, and I just bought the black wheels at Amazon with free shipping. Pro Comp Alloys 7069 Flat Black Wheel (16x8"/5x5") (same wheels at quadratec but cost more and no free shipping)

Senior Chief 04-11-2013 09:56 AM

Welcome ... :wavey:
I lurked around here for a few months prior to getting my Wrangler Sport. My mods are in my signature.... I tried to use the search function as much as possible and found it priceless.

Cheers

JKBrad 04-11-2013 10:52 AM

I found a guy selling brand new 2013 Rubicon wheels and tires. Made my base Sport look a lot better. All 5 wheels and tires, with sensors included were cheaper than a set of new wheels and tires from the local Discount Tire.

Jekyll 04-12-2013 07:57 AM

Thanks guys I appreciate the tips. Do you know if you have to stick with the 17x8 in rims or can you go up to a 17x9. Or is there a reason for having a 9in vs an 8in? I apologize for my ignorance regarding tire sizing so if anyone has a good link for tire sizing for dummies I would appreciate it.

jdambm 04-12-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Jekyll (Post 3627133)
Thanks guys I appreciate the tips. Do you know if you have to stick with the 17x8 in rims or can you go up to a 17x9. Or is there a reason for having a 9in vs an 8in? I apologize for my ignorance regarding tire sizing so if anyone has a good link for tire sizing for dummies I would appreciate it.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/lar...er-142837.html
Very valid question, with a wider rim you can mount a wider tire:D

Flynn 04-12-2013 08:35 AM

Not to Hijack : Hey JKBrad, I was stationed at Fort Riley in the 80's. Where/are you there?

JKBrad 04-12-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Flynn (Post 3627231)
Not to Hijack : Hey JKBrad, I was stationed at Fort Riley in the 80's. Where/are you there?

I was there 88-94.


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