Want to keep my stock 18" rims and mount some bigger tires. Anyone have any good pics with bigger tires and stock 18's to share?
It has a 2.5" Teraflex budget boost and 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers. Of course that was last week, as of Christmas thanks to my wife it now has Procomp 7005 with those same tires. The silver Sahara is my buddy's, he has the same size Cooper STT tires on 18" stock wheels.That looks nice Shark,,, is it also lifted?
Road noise is pretty loud, but about average for an MT. As far as performance they are excellent on wet or dry roads and ride very nice for an MT. They are good but not great on snow, and very good in most off road situations. I haven't been on many extremely rocky terrains, so I don't know about that, but for trails and mud they do well. Overall they seem to be very tough and still look great after almost 4 years. They are one of the cheaper MT's you will find that still perform.Sorry to hijack, but how are your bighorns when it comes to road noise/snow/ice/rain/mud/ride comfort? Been thinking of picking up a set. Thanks.
It has a 2.5" Teraflex budget boost and 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers. Of course that was last week, as of Christmas thanks to my wife it now has Procomp 7005 with those same tires. The silver Sahara is my buddy's, he has the same size Cooper STT tires on 18" stock wheels.
Yes, you have to add spacers to go that wide, or wider on stock wheels... You know that tires are less expensive if you drop to a 17" wheel, right?Also, were the the spacers necessary in keeping the stock rims on 11w? Much appreciated man.
The 4.0 is an almost legendary motor that's had a lot longer to prove itself than the 3.8. Hopefully someday the 3.8 will be there.MCAD135 said:Kinda bums me out that the JKs look so good with larger wheels and my TJ doesnt.
I feel better about my motor though. I cant stand driving JKs all day
Ok, since you put it that way.... I'll buy it.The reason your TJ feels "peppier" than JKs you've driven has to do with the more "car-like" ride provided by the JK. The TJ is bouncier and less controlled, so it feels faster, but it has nothing to do with the motor.
:rofl: Mine never feels fast....
Edit: When I say the 3.8 beats the 4.0 in terms of acceleration and torque, I'm also talking SMALL margins. I want to say the 0-60 was better by just a few tenths of a second.
Well it is heavier. A better engine won't change that though.MCAD135 said:The JK bogs too much and feels heavier. It gets stuck more for a basic off road test because of the bogging. It feels like a car engine in a truck....which it is. LOVE the new interiors but I cant wait to drive a 3.6L JK. Those motors pull hard in every car we've driven with them so far