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Old 01-17-2016, 11:28 PM
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Opinions on these wheels and tires?

I have a local shop that is offering me a package deal on wheels/tires. I inquired about getting Duratrac tires or K02's, but apparently they don't come in 35's size. So he went to offer me Fuel Tires, which I have never heard of or tested. The tire thread doesn't like to have an aggresive thread pattern like other mud terrain tires. I would love to get an All Terrain tire which will offer me a better ride quality and comfort. The local shop is telling me that these fuel tires are nice but that's just sales talk. I am debating wether to use these wheels on my Rubicon, what do you guys think? Also, the shop is telling me that I should go with a 20 inch wheel instead of an 18 to make the Jeep look good. But I was informed that the less wheel size the better for ride quality? This shop owner is telling me that my Jeep will be fine with 20's and fuel tires and that it will be a nice ride. Lastly I am having a tough decision wether to go with a Rubicon express 2.5 kit, or AEV. I want to preserve ride quality and comfort...

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all I can say is wow and not like wow in a good way lol. 20" on a jeep is insane. I also moved this to the tire section as you have it in the JL section.
Oh and find another shop.

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Old 01-18-2016, 09:26 AM
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all I can say is wow and not like wow in a good way lol. 20" on a jeep is insane. I also moved this to the tire section as you have it in the JL section.
Oh and find another shop.

I must of had been too tired or sleepy to post it on the JL section, lol thanks! Why wow in a bad way? Curious?
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I've gone off-roading a couple times with a guy that has those very rims(or very similar), wrapped in 37's on 20's. They do LOOK very nice, but, in my opinion, he barely has enough sidewall for effective off-roading. With 35's on 20's, you're getting into low-profile territory!!
35's on 18's would give you more rubber to play with when off-roading.
More rubber/more sidewall yields better overall ride quality. More cushion for pushin!
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I must of had been too tired or sleepy to post it on the JL section, lol thanks! Why wow in a bad way? Curious?
I think 20" rims for 35" tires on a jeep is wrong.
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BTW, I am running 35" KO2's on my Jeep, but with 17" rims, way better for off-roading. I agree with jadmt, 20" wheels is not good if you are going to go off road.
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I think 20" rims for 35" tires on a jeep is wrong.
Why is it wrong??? Can you elaborate?
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I've gone off-roading a couple times with a guy that has those very rims(or very similar), wrapped in 37's on 20's. They do LOOK very nice, but, in my opinion, he barely has enough sidewall for effective off-roading. With 35's on 20's, you're getting into low-profile territory!!
35's on 18's would give you more rubber to play with when off-roading.
More rubber/more sidewall yields better overall ride quality. More cushion for pushin!

Got you that makes sense~ So 18 should suffice?
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Repeat after me, "tire sidewall is my friend".
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Wheels - be sure it doesn't have more than 5 mounting holes in the back covered by the plastic centercap. Its no biggie, but aligning 3 of 10 holes in the spare tire is a PITA, otherwise have a friend help.

Lift - I would go with Rubicon Express 2.5 and here's why.
2012-2014, they manufactured their coils with the same company as Teraflex (Betts Springs). They recently upgraded their coils yet again. Their monotube shocks are rebranded, retuned bilstein 5100's. They also come with rear links whereas AEV does not. Don't get me wrong, AEV has a great kit, but for the same price as the AEV, you can get disconnects, geometry brackets, grade 8 bolts, and an exhaust spacer to complete your lift.

Here is forum member "samal" new and improved 2.5 coils compared to the old 2.5 coils.


and here's my review when I had my previous jk.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ru...ew-254067.html

With all that said, I would do RE again and again.
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If you plan on doing ANY off road driving, ditch the 20" rim idea! Large diameter rims are great for handling (on a performance car), terrible for off roading!!

As far as the lift, do your research. I called 2-4 different companies and spoke with the tech departments before I purchased mine. I think it also depends on what you plan to do with the Jeep. I went with AEV and am really happy!

Good Luck! The great thing about the forum is that someone has probably already done it or tried it!
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Wheels - be sure it doesn't have more than 5 mounting holes in the back covered by the plastic centercap. Its no biggie, but aligning 3 of 10 holes in the spare tire is a PITA, otherwise have a friend help.

Lift - I would go with Rubicon Express 2.5 and here's why.
2012-2014, they manufactured their coils with the same company as Teraflex (Betts Springs). They recently upgraded their coils yet again. Their monotube shocks are rebranded, retuned bilstein 5100's. They also come with rear links whereas AEV does not. Don't get me wrong, AEV has a great kit, but for the same price as the AEV, you can get disconnects, geometry brackets, grade 8 bolts, and an exhaust spacer to complete your lift.

Here is forum member "samal" new and improved 2.5 coils compared to the old 2.5 coils.


and here's my review when I had my previous jk.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ru...ew-254067.html

With all that said, I would do RE again and again.

Wow so the rebranded Rubicon Express shocks is actually a Bilstein 5100???

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