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Old 02-25-2012, 07:53 PM
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I just bought my first jeep. a 2012 sahara unlimited. I am not lookin to get very involved with modifying my jeep just yet. However I am looking for a more aggressive offroad tire that I can fit on my stock rims. How are the stock rubicon tires compared to dunlop rover m/t maxx tires, or tires with similar treads? Again, I am looking to replace just my tires...nothing else for now, no lift kit, etc.

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I just bought my first jeep. a 2012 sahara unlimited. I am not lookin to get very involved with modifying my jeep just yet. However I am looking for a more aggressive offroad tire that I can fit on my stock rims. How are the stock rubicon tires compared to dunlop rover m/t maxx tires, or tires with similar treads? Again, I am looking to replace just my tires...nothing else for now, no lift kit, etc.
Stock Rubi's are BF KM1's I believe. They sell KM2's aftermarket. Pretty much the same tire.
Are you looking for Rubi takeoffs or buying aftermarket?

The KM's are great tires. It comes down to what you want to pay.

Just some advice. Unless you are just going with Rubi takeoffs, tires for your stock 18's are more pricey.
Pm DT on here. You could get yourself a
32x15 tire AND wheel package put together for the same or less them buying tires for 18's

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I just bought my first jeep. a 2012 sahara unlimited. I am not lookin to get very involved with modifying my jeep just yet. However I am looking for a more aggressive offroad tire that I can fit on my stock rims. How are the stock rubicon tires compared to dunlop rover m/t maxx tires, or tires with similar treads? Again, I am looking to replace just my tires...nothing else for now, no lift kit, etc.
Just so you are aware....you mention wanting to replace your stock tires, then you mention Rubi tires. Your Sahara has 18" wheels. Rubicons come with 17" wheels. The tires won't fit on your rim.
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Yes I am just looking for a more aggresive offroad tire then the stock sahara tires. Also yes I am aware that sahara is 18" and rubicon is 17" I am looking to get the same sort of tire or same tire in a fitment for my jeep.

Also you mentioned getting 32x15" wheel and tire package...would this fit on my stock set up with no rubbing or lift kit?
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Yes I am just looking for a more aggresive offroad tire then the stock sahara tires. Also yes I am aware that sahara is 18" and rubicon is 17" I am looking to get the same sort of tire or same tire in a fitment for my jeep.

Also you mentioned getting 32x15" wheel and tire package...would this fit on my stock set up with no rubbing or lift kit?
I definitely wouldn't recommend getting new tires for your stock wheels. That would cost a fortune, especially for any decent tire. And then you would have to get spacers if you go with a tire of decent width, so that another $200.

As for 15" wheels, there are several options out there that will fit fine. Head over to Discount Tire Direct and look into the MB 72, MB Chaos, Level 8 Tracker, Black Rock 909 (d-windows). There are other options that will fit as well. Keep in mind that many alloy wheels will fit without issue, whereas the majority of steel wheels will not fit.

If you want to step up to 16" wheels, you have a few more options. Level 8 ZX, ATX Slab, ATX Ledge, Level 8 Strike 5 (what I run), etc.
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Yes I am just looking for a more aggresive offroad tire then the stock sahara tires. Also yes I am aware that sahara is 18" and rubicon is 17" I am looking to get the same sort of tire or same tire in a fitment for my jeep.

Also you mentioned getting 32x15" wheel and tire package...would this fit on my stock set up with no rubbing or lift kit?
Yes because the aftermarket wheels will have less backspacing.
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ok with all this said, can I find a tire with the same type of tread as a rubicon to fit my sahara that won't cause issues with backspacing and rubbing? looking for something almost identical to the rubicon tires but obviously in a 18" not 17"
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ok with all this said, can I find a tire with the same type of tread as a rubicon to fit my sahara that won't cause issues with backspacing and rubbing? looking for something almost identical to the rubicon tires but obviously in a 18" not 17"
Sure you can. Just hit up discounttiredirect.com and look around. BFG KM2s, Nitto Trial Grapplers, etc will all work. For an aggressive looking AT, look to the Goodyear Duratrac. But, like I mentioned earlier, they don't come cheap. So be sure to add a tub of lube to your order.

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