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Old 06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
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2008 Rubicon Wheels and Tires

I have a 2008 4-door Rubi and I am now looking to beef up tires (and maybe wheels). But I want the forum's advice. I pretty much use the jeep daily on-road and on rare occasion I do some off-road driving. Basically, I like the beefier look but do not want to compromise the MPG too badly.

Can I get that beefier look with stock rims ? If so, what's the biggest tire I can go?

Or would you suggest I get bigger rims and tires?

Would also like to hear some tire recommendations and maybe some of your pictures.

Thanks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The bfg all terrain ko's might be what you are looking for, come in pretty much any size you want lol. try looking a kmc xd seies or american racings atx series, i have a stock 07 wrangler x and i am running atx ledges with bfg mud terrain km2's

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I really like my falken wild peak all terrains. They have an aggressive tread pattern that looks like a street tread almost which gives less rolling resistance. Less rolling resistance means less noise on the road and it means the jeep does not have to work as hard to turn them over. With the jeep not having to work as hard, it can save you some gas

As for their performance, they're quiet on road and grip better than my old street tires. In the rain they REALLY surprised me! This was not smart of me but I took a sharp turn from a stop light onto another road doing 30 mph in the pouring rain. I was expecting the rear end to slide out but to my surprised, they slipped sideways maybe 2 inches at the very end of the turn under acceleration.

Off road, they're great too! Obviously they have awesome traction on dry dirt. They're pretty good in the mud and have great traction in the sand and in the hills.

They look good too

I'll see if I can post a few pics later
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I really like my falken wild peak all terrains. They have an aggressive tread pattern that looks like a street tread almost which gives less rolling resistance. Less rolling resistance means less noise on the road and it means the jeep does not have to work as hard to turn them over. With the jeep not having to work as hard, it can save you some gas

As for their performance, they're quiet on road and grip better than my old street tires. In the rain they REALLY surprised me! This was not smart of me but I took a sharp turn from a stop light onto another road doing 30 mph in the pouring rain. I was expecting the rear end to slide out but to my surprised, they slipped sideways maybe 2 inches at the very end of the turn under acceleration.

Off road, they're great too! Obviously they have awesome traction on dry dirt. They're pretty good in the mud and have great traction in the sand and in the hills.

They look good too

I'll see if I can post a few pics later
yes, i would really like to see some pics if possible. thanks for the advice. sounds great
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It's no JK but you get the idea









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nice job!! looks really nice. What size tires and rims? doesnt look like you lifted, right?

anyway thanks for the info and pics. much appreciated.
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Hey thanks! The rims are 15x8 and the tires are 33x12.5x15. It has a 4 inch lift on it but it doesn't look it in these pictures

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