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Old 01-18-2019, 09:02 AM
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What would you do: Replace stock tires now or later?

Hoping to get some help thinking this through wisely. I've got a 2018 JKUR with coming up on 18,000 miles on the odo. Currently running the stock BFG MT and wheels. I have the itch for 35's. Already picked up a set of mint, used KMC wheels with TPMS sensors for when I'm ready to pick up the new rubber.

Now the conundrum. I've wheeled my Jeep enough at this point that I've taken some minor damage to the stock wheels. I'm talking rock gouged a couple of the wheels enough that repairing them probably isn't going to be an option. I assume this adversely affects the resale value of the stock wheels. The stock tires are in good shape and rotated every 4,000 miles -- 5 tire rotation.

Should I get the new rubber and try to sell the stock wheels and rubber now or wait until I've used up the useful life of the stock tires?

What would you do?

BTW, my wife doesn't seem to keen on me getting new tires right now. Says I don't need them. So I'll have the political battle to overcome as well.

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I would find a location that has a large amount of Obsidian rock and go wheeling for a day or two. That will finish off your tires eliminating the “political” issue. I know of one such location off of 395 in SoCal.

If that doesn’t appeal to you, some insight might be gained by reflecting on why you have a Jeep. Do you get joy and pleasure from off roading trips? Clue: most of us non point A-to-point B folks don’t buy this stuff for logical and practical reasons. Although we may try to explain it with logic to others that don’t understand.

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:42 AM
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I would find a location that has a large amount of Obsidian rock and go wheeling for a day or two. That will finish off your tires eliminating the “political” issue. I know of one such location off of 395 in SoCal.

If that doesn’t appeal to you, some insight might be gained by reflecting on why you have a Jeep. Do you get joy and pleasure from off roading trips? Clue: most of us non point A-to-point B folks don’t buy this stuff for logical and practical reasons. Although we may try to explain it with logic to others that don’t understand.
Good response for sure. I have the Jeep for all the right reasons, but I'm not so well off that I can always act on impulse or based on what I want. Logic does help make the case, and choosing wisely may result in me reaching other goals for the Jeep sooner rather than later.

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I put a AEV 2.5” lift on my 12 JKR and drove it with the stock tires until they were 7 years old last year. Then installed new wheels and 315 70 17 C tires. Jeep only has 18k on it, didn’t see the sense of getting rid of tires with so little mileage.
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