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Old 04-28-2013, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the help in advance! What would be some recommendations for rims and tires to give my JK a more beefier mean look without getting into lifting it? I wanna keep the underside fairly stock but want to achieve a fatter look wheelwise. Thanks

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What year is your JK and what size tires are you running currently?

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I have a 2008 JK 4DR Sahara with P255 70R18
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16X8 rims with 4.5" bs and 285/75-16 will help and everything else can be stock with no issues.
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Appreciate the help! I thought 2007 and Newer Jeeps had a 5x5 BS?
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That's lug pattern not bs (backspace) maybe read up a little on stuff before making a big decision
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they have 6.25 backspacing so the less backspacing you get the more the rim/tire will be pushed out giving it a more aggressive stance.
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Ah...Got Ya...Thanks
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That's lug pattern not bs (backspace) maybe read up a little on stuff before making a big decision
That's why I am here asking
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ok...this might be a little different from what you were expecting but hear me out..
Look into General Grabber AT2s 275-65-18 they are exactly the same diameter as stock but they are about 1" wider and they have much nicer tread. These tires are also pretty well rated. Good thing is they only weigh 2 pounds more then stock...no real excess wear and tear on your drivetrain..
Now for step 2...get some TeraFlex 1.25" spacers to push the wheels out a little wider, giving a fuller more agressive stance...
Step 3 (optional) you could "Plasti-dip" your stock wheels..making it "look" like you got new wheels WITHOUT having to pay for them...do a search on the forum..plenty of info and pics on Plasti dip .. it's basically a black paint, not glossy, that you can do it yourself..it comes in a spray can..and best thing is, if you change your mind..you can peal it off
I like this idea for wheels cuz you know your stock wheels are well made, and are made to work on YOUR vehicle..
I'd say this route, all-in (tires+spacer+Plasti dip) would run you about $1,000

i have some tire pics attached..i just put the Grabber At2s on my 2013..totally changed the look..i DO NOT have spacers (yet)...i took it to show my salesman, he said "looks like you put a little lift on it"


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