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jpauly9292 06-10-2009 08:15 PM

Tires - White Letters or Plain Black - That is my question.
 
thoughts?

stevens243 06-10-2009 08:21 PM

White walls (or letters) if you are a fuzzy dice on the mirror person.

Black walls if you are a cage between the front and back seats and shotgun in the Jeep person.

jpoutlaw 06-10-2009 08:23 PM

white out on a black jeep black out on a white jeep and that all depends on the rims as well.

jgano23 06-10-2009 08:29 PM

i always want the white on the inside. if the tire company wants me to advertise their tires they either have to pay me of give me the tires for free.

05GT-O.C.D. 06-10-2009 08:37 PM

This same question was asked about a month ago. It was about 80-90% saying in, I was in the minority saying put the white letters out. I gotta agree w/ the above post though, my thoughts were specifically on a black Jeep - others, like green would look better with them in.

KBR97 06-10-2009 08:40 PM

In! :bottom::firedevil:

Saint101 06-10-2009 08:52 PM

IN, Just like jgano23 said.

jpauly9292 06-10-2009 08:56 PM

I have a 2006 Silver Sport.

05GT-O.C.D. 06-10-2009 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jpauly9292 (Post 385913)
I have a 2006 Silver Sport.

Then I digress. In. :)

jpauly9292 06-10-2009 09:22 PM

So next question: I have 30k on my tires - at next rotation - can I have white letters turned in? Not sure if it's an old wives tale - that the steel belts or radials wear one way, or whatever, and you can't reverse in midstream.

05GT-O.C.D. 06-10-2009 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jpauly9292 (Post 385930)
So next question: I have 30k on my tires - at next rotation - can I have white letters turned in? Not sure if it's an old wives tale - that the steel belts or radials wear one way, or whatever, and you can't reverse in midstream.

I'd guess wives tale based on the fact that when you take your right tire and switch it to the left side of the car, it would then be turning on the opposite side of the tread - just as if you flipped it on the rim.

That's purely an educated guess. I've never heard that before.

njkeagle 06-10-2009 10:12 PM

I think In looks better..BFG look ok out b but I still believe that in looks cool..

dooder 06-10-2009 10:38 PM

what i think doesnt matter but since i read all the responces im gonna give mine. If tires have white lettering they should be out. if you dont like white lettering get black tires. when you drive down the street and especially on a raised vehicle everyone can see the lettering on the inside and that just looks dumb.

tarheel 06-11-2009 11:42 AM

It looks dumber if you cut one on a rock or curb edging . If you are not going to be in either circumstance and like cleaning letters run them out. I have done both depending on the vehicle. My jeep gets them in because I worry about damage. My Suburban had them out and never had a problem. And btw not all tires are easily available in black outer lettering. I had no choice and once I get them dirty the insides will not matter. Orange clay pretty much stains the tire anyway.:cool:

kimmunicate02 06-19-2009 09:52 PM

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Black Jeep = White Lettering out, JMO:cool:
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3EEP 06-19-2009 11:54 PM

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Dare to be different. Show your letters!

Wolf74 06-21-2009 07:17 PM

In, but it all depends on the rim and the car like stated earlier. I got black rims so the entire black rims and tires looks good. I also agree with jgano, why be a rolling billboard? Then again.......if i got a warn winch or something I don't see myself spray painting the logo :redface:

DANIMAL 06-29-2009 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kimmunicate02 (Post 389784)
Black Jeep = White Lettering out, JMO:cool:
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Sorry, but I like my white letters in on my black Jeep
http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/42...600x600Q85.jpg

It is all personal preference. There is no right way. There is no wrong way.

There were two reasons I put my white letters in:
1. I think it looks better.
2. I bought retreads-GoodYear MT tread pattern w/ Bridgestone sidewalls.

Do what you think looks good.

Dan

Jimbo 07-04-2009 03:13 PM

I got a new set of BFG ATs yesterday. I like the white out usually and thats what I asked for but they went ahead and put em on white IN. Now, a family friend hooked me up on this set (32s for 650 out the door!) plus I am sick as a dog (hence at home on 4th of July reading the internet...) so I went with it, not complaining. And I have to say.... I really HATE it!! It annoys the crap outta me! Everytime I see it! I'll be switching at the next rotation, hoping it doesnt cost me a ton!

Frat36 10-19-2009 11:31 AM

Quck question; Do all tires with white lettering have only one side white and the other side black? Have you ever seen white lettering on both sides of the tire. Reason I am asking is because I run with the black lettering on the outside and was looking to get a new tire and I am having trouble finding ones with black lettering.

nicolas-eric 10-19-2009 11:34 AM

I have the white letters to the outside.
When my rims are powder coated in matte black I will install the tires with the black letters to the outside.

JeepQuattro 10-19-2009 12:26 PM

does anybody have the white letters on a dark rim? I'm curious to see how that looks.

Rangluh 10-19-2009 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepQuattro (Post 462913)
does anybody have the white letters on a dark rim? I'm curious to see how that looks.

I do. I'll get a picture up...

jeep41 10-19-2009 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frat36 (Post 462855)
Quck question; Do all tires with white lettering have only one side white and the other side black? Have you ever seen white lettering on both sides of the tire. Reason I am asking is because I run with the black lettering on the outside and was looking to get a new tire and I am having trouble finding ones with black lettering.

Not all tires have the white lettering, I have never seen a tire with white on both sides. All good tire places should ask you if you want black or white on the outside. :)

Rangluh 10-19-2009 05:07 PM

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...zzzzzz-100.jpg

ygohome 10-19-2009 06:19 PM

we're all pink on the inside

that didn't make sense. ha

I prefer the white lettering on the inside though because the lettering gets scraped and torn off and looks bad after awhile. Whatever you like though. they both work equally well

20sport06 10-19-2009 08:17 PM

Black out ftw...

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5059451_n.jpg

JeepQuattro 10-20-2009 09:09 AM

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Thanks Rang-Luh man. I should have left a silver lip on my rim so the tire doesn't blend in with the rim, I may just go with the white letters next time around. My tires are blacked out on both sides so I can't just rotate 'em to get the white letters.

jcjdesco 10-31-2009 03:51 PM

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I just got these put on. I went with the black out. 31" BFGs on stock

Blackbeard1718 11-01-2009 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepQuattro (Post 463932)

I should have left a silver lip on my rim so the tire doesn't blend in with the rim, I may just go with the white letters next time around. My tires are blacked out on both sides so I can't just rotate 'em to get the white letters.

JQ!

I hear ya man! You've inspired me with the Powder Coating idea! I'm getting mine done in Jet Black on Mon/Tues this coming week.

I've been looking at wheels the last few weeks, and thought I was pretty set on what I wanted. Problem wasn't price, but availability. All three that I was considering, are on Backorder, so I decided, "Why not just paint them, like JQ?" So, I am!

The three I was considering, had the Lip Machined, where it was Silver, and the Center Cap was the same color as the Lip. I saw pics of all Black Wheels on Black Tires, and no matter how good the Wheels looked, style wise, they just seemed to disappear into the Rubber, and it looked like a big Blackout.

NO OFFENSE MEANT TO THOSE THAT HAVE THEIRS THIS WAY!!! It's just not my thing, that's all!

Anyway, when I thought about your Powder Coated Stock Wheels, I started playing around with the "Paint Program", on my computer (really crappy program to try and Photoshop Wheels..... uuuggghhh!). This is what I came up with, and the last one is my selection.

Stock Wheels:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...SSPX0093-1.jpg

Spokes Only, Powder Coated:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../SSPX0093B.jpg

Wheels Powder Coated, with Lip and Center Cap Stock Silver Color:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../SSPX0093A.jpg

Now, to get back on-track, after I've derailed this thread..... when I get my Wrangler Silent Armors next week, if they have White Letters, they'll be going IN. Also, first chance I get, I'll get some Black Shoe Polish, and paint them out, so they aren't seen from underneath. Again... No offense meant... just that White Letters aren't my thing.

When I had an '86 Black Chevy S-10 Blazer, it had White Walls... http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...te/th_0011.gif not the Raised White Letters. The day I brought it home, I spent at least 1-2 hours, painting out those White Walls with a handful of Black Laundry Permanent Markers! My wife thought I was NUTS... well... I am..... just not Certifiable... yet..... the Paperwork is still being processed at the Courthouse as of this writing! http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...e724bff080.gif

Cheers!

BB


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