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ameration 06-24-2013 03:37 PM

Let's See Your Tires on 18" Sahara Wheels
 
Just thinking about upgrading the tires and I had origianlly planned on new wheels too. I plasti-dipped my stock 18" Sahara wheels and now I am debating whether or not I want to deal with the hassle of having two sets of wheels (winter and summer - road salt destroys wheel finishes here) for the Jeep too.

Can you post some pics of 33-34" tires on your OEM stock Sahara wheels?

Here's a link to another post with how it looks now (2" Teraflex kit going on hopefully in the next week or so).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=260221&d=137095787 7

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1371735083

Thanks.

onetraveller 06-24-2013 04:21 PM

Here are mine. Cooper ST Maxx 275/70r18.

Mike

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1367180527

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1367180527

ameration 06-24-2013 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3895053)
Here are mine. Cooper ST Maxx 275/70r18.

Mike

Did you need to add wheel spacers to go up to a 275?

onetraveller 06-24-2013 05:32 PM

I had a slight bit of rubbing on the passenger side front, even with the 2" lift, so I did add 1.5 inch spacers. I run a 285/65r18 as a winter tire and it does not require the spacers, but they are about .75 inches shorter.

Mike

kbwwolf 06-24-2013 05:50 PM

Buy 16" wheels (or even 15, if you're not gonna go too big on tires) and new tires, and save yourself weight and a ton of $$.

MCDavis 06-24-2013 05:52 PM

onetraveller, can you post some front and rear shots? When I run out the stockers on my 13 JKUS, I'm going to do the leveling kit with spacers, 33's, and stock rims. Wondering how far past the flares the tires are, if at all.

mike1158 06-24-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3895277)
Buy 16" wheels (or even 15, if you're not gonna go too big on tires) and new tires, and save yourself weight and a ton of $$.

save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....

onetraveller 06-24-2013 06:07 PM

Not the best head on shot, but it should give you an idea. They really are about flush with the edge of the fender, with maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the sidewall sticking out. I do have the Mopar mud guards installed to limit the splash onto the side of my Jeep. You could use a 1.25 inch spacer instead of the 1.5 inch that I used to be totally inside the fenders.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...ic/May17-1.jpg

Mike

kbwwolf 06-24-2013 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mike1158 (Post 3895336)
save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....

18" wheels, 18" tires...trust me, you'll save weight, unless you buy steelies. And frankly, the weight is a minimal thing. The difference between an 18" tire and a 15" tire, cost-wise, is ridiculous.

Dunkin_D 06-24-2013 06:27 PM

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Here is when I had 275/65/18 on stock wheels.

kbwwolf 06-24-2013 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike1158 (Post 3895336)
save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....

By the way, my ATX Ledge Teflon wheels, in 16x8, weight 21 pounds apiece.

Vader 06-24-2013 06:48 PM

2 Attachment(s)
295/70 Trail Grapplers with 1 1/2 spacers, 1 1/2 front leveling springs, 2 1/4 rear springs.

ameration 06-24-2013 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vader (Post 3895475)
295/70 Trail Grapplers with 1 1/2 spacers, 1 1/2 front leveling springs, 2 1/4 rear springs.

Any idea what is the weight on those 295/70/18 Trail Grapplers?

Vader 06-24-2013 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ameration (Post 3895556)

Any idea what is the weight on those 295/70/18 Trail Grapplers?

Ridiculously heavy, I think they come in around 72lbs.

MCDavis 06-25-2013 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3895341)
Not the best head on shot, but it should give you an idea. They really are about flush with the edge of the fender, with maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the sidewall sticking out. I do have the Mopar mud guards installed to limit the splash onto the side of my Jeep. You could use a 1.25 inch spacer instead of the 1.5 inch that I used to be totally inside the fenders.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...ic/May17-1.jpg

Mike

No, that's what I needed. I like the look of the tire flush or slightly beyond the flare. Thanks for posting that for me! :thumb:

Tweak 06-25-2013 11:25 AM

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/...ps058383fc.jpg

ameration 06-30-2013 04:22 PM

any others?

Dillacom 06-30-2013 04:28 PM

I'll sell you mine cheap :)

ameration 06-30-2013 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillacom (Post 3914271)
I'll sell you mine cheap :)

I'm not looking to buy a set as I already have them, I just want to see how the larger tires look on the stock 18" Sahara wheels.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1371735083

mike1158 06-30-2013 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3895413)
18" wheels, 18" tires...trust me, you'll save weight, unless you buy steelies. And frankly, the weight is a minimal thing. The difference between an 18" tire and a 15" tire, cost-wise, is ridiculous.


sometimes I don't understand where guys get their info from..
my 275/65-18 (32x11) General Grabbers weigh 44# and cost $185
a 33x12.5x15 General Grabber weighs 52# and cost $162...
so you ADD 8# per corner to save $23 ? you gonna get new wheels for $23 a piece?

mike1158 06-30-2013 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3895441)
By the way, my ATX Ledge Teflon wheels, in 16x8, weight 21 pounds apiece.

...and how much do your 16" tires weigh?

Grinders Dad 06-30-2013 07:23 PM

Another thing to consider is a lot of sidewall flex on tall 15"-16" tires with lower air pressure and ran on road , DD use.

NFRs2000NYC 06-30-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike1158 (Post 3895336)
save weight? the 18 ALUMINUM Sahara wheels weigh in at about 24#.. I don't know that you're gonna find wheels much lighter then that....

15s will weigh a lot less than that, and the tires will weigh less too.

NFRs2000NYC 06-30-2013 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Vader (Post 3896028)
Ridiculously heavy, I think they come in around 72lbs.

Thats nearly double the Duratrac in 33x12.50x15 flavor. Nittos are great tires, but heavy as hell.

aj27526 07-01-2013 08:39 AM

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jeepstertim 07-01-2013 09:10 AM

Onetraveller

How do you rate those tyres, any good on tarmac?

Ricky Dog 07-01-2013 09:25 AM

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33" Kelly Safari's on 18" Sahara wheels. No plasti-dip plans..

onetraveller 07-01-2013 09:39 AM

So far they have been excellent. The only complaint is they are a little bouncy as the rim is on the narrow side of the E-rated 275 tire's recommended range. But I would expect the same from any tire this size. I'm currently running them at 33 psi.

I was very surprised at how quiet they are given the semi-aggressive tread pattern. No problem in a 6" snow fall we had in May. No problems towing my 7x16 utility trailer. No problems off road so far. We'll see how they do this winter. I usually run studs, but will give these a shot before I change over.

Mike

mike1158 07-01-2013 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC (Post 3914753)
15s will weigh a lot less than that, and the tires will weigh less too.

Proof ? specs ? numbers ?

NFRs2000NYC 07-01-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mike1158 (Post 3916279)
Proof ? specs ? numbers ?

15x8 Trackers weigh in at 18.5 lbs. Duratracs weigh in (33x12.50x15) at 49lbs. Unsprung weight should not be treated as any other weight. 10lbs of unsprung weigh has quite an effect, and does not equal 10lbs of crap in the cargo area.


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