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Hey guys. First post.

Just got a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-door in Metallic Black. Was looking for some help to get it looking good and out of "factory-mode".

First up, wheels and tires. I don't really want to do a lift kit but I could be convinced otherwise. I do mostly street driving. What are the biggest tires I should go with? Any other initial upgrade suggestions would be great too. Also, if anyone lives in Miami and knows of the best place to take it that would be great.

Thanks for your help!
 

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I installed 33’s on my JKUS before my lift kit arrived and the front tires rubbed the fenders on full lock into the driveway up the bump. Obviously no problem after a 2.5” lift. I do like the extra width and the offset of aftermarket.

Apart from size, wheels and tires is just about personal preference and budget.


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I'm in the same boat. Down here we have a whole lot of road driving since the only trails seem to be mud related or near the swamp and Okeechobee. Not really in a rush to put mine up for that type of off roading on a daily driver.
From what I've seen, the consensus seems to be Metalcloak, Rock Krawler, and Teraflex in that order. Throw in a few others here and there but those seem to be the favorites. They appear to be good daily drivers but I truly haven't seen many topics where a DD would be more important than trails. Personally, I have been eyeing the Jks jkontrol but when you start looking, at a few hundred below the ones listed, I'd rather save the extra couple of hundred to buy a proven lift such as the Metalcloak since the whole deathwoble thing terrifies me (I spend quite a bit of time on the highway).
Also, read once that if you are considering a size of tire and go with the smaller one, you'll be kicking yourself for not going with the larger size. So that left me with 3.5 inch lift and 35's. Now just need to pull the trigger but I'm one of those that takes forever in doing so.... hth

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Here is a great list for you (I made sure every part fits your model, including tires\wheels\lift\and big brakes):

Mopar Stage I 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks - 77070088AD
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16170_1023_07.htm

Mopar Big Brake Kit - P5160051AC
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcc-5160051

AEV Pintler II 17in wheels - 20402014AB
https://www.quadratec.com/products/92500_010X_PG.htm

BF Goodrich 35x12.50R17 Tire, All-Terrain T/A KO2 - 66539
https://www.4wd.com/p/bf-goodrich-35x12-50r17-tire-all-terrain-t-a-ko2-66539/_/R-BDKZ-66539

Synergy Manufacturing 8007-03 Hi-Mount Stabilizer Relocation Kit
https://www.quadratec.com/p/synergy-manufacturing/hi-mount-stabilizer-relocation-kit-07-17-jeep-wrangler-jk

Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement System (Black) - 82215356AB
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/tailgate-reinforcement-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl-0

Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit - 82215355
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/oversize-spare-tire-carrier-jeep-wrangler-jl

AEV 30406007AG ProCal Module for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler
https://www.quadratec.com/products/17619_1002.htm

Gorilla Automotive 71481NB5 Gorilla High Security Wheel Lock Set in Chrome for Jeep Vehicles
https://www.quadratec.com/products/15007_03.htm


You can simply take this list to your local Miami store here :

https://www.4wheelparts.com/storeLocator/storeDetail.jsp?storeItem=215

they will order everything and schedule your install and do it all for you. (I think about 5500.00$ in parts and the labor to install will be about 2000.00$)

The best way to save money is to keep searching the parts numbers online for the best deals.

When you finish with all this go get a re-gear of your front and rear axle to 4.56 ratio to put your powertrain back in the correct torque envelope.

Then rip it up!

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Here is a great list for you (I made sure every part fits your model, including tires\wheels\lift\and big brakes):

Mopar Stage I 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks - 77070088AD
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16170_1023_07.htm

Mopar Big Brake Kit - P5160051AC
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcc-5160051

AEV Pintler II 17in wheels - 20402014AB
https://www.quadratec.com/products/92500_010X_PG.htm

BF Goodrich 35x12.50R17 Tire, All-Terrain T/A KO2 - 66539
https://www.4wd.com/p/bf-goodrich-35x12-50r17-tire-all-terrain-t-a-ko2-66539/_/R-BDKZ-66539

Synergy Manufacturing 8007-03 Hi-Mount Stabilizer Relocation Kit
https://www.quadratec.com/p/synergy-manufacturing/hi-mount-stabilizer-relocation-kit-07-17-jeep-wrangler-jk

Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement System (Black) - 82215356AB
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/tailgate-reinforcement-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl-0

Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit - 82215355
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/oversize-spare-tire-carrier-jeep-wrangler-jl

AEV 30406007AG ProCal Module for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler
https://www.quadratec.com/products/17619_1002.htm

Gorilla Automotive 71481NB5 Gorilla High Security Wheel Lock Set in Chrome for Jeep Vehicles
https://www.quadratec.com/products/15007_03.htm


You can simply take this list to your local Miami store here :

https://www.4wheelparts.com/storeLocator/storeDetail.jsp?storeItem=215

they will order everything and schedule your install and do it all for you. (I think about 5500.00$ in parts and the labor to install will be about 2000.00$)

The best way to save money is to keep searching the parts numbers online for the best deals.

When you finish with all this go get a re-gear of your front and rear axle to 4.56 ratio to put your powertrain back in the correct torque envelope.

Then rip it up!

:)
Wow, that's amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out!
 

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Here is a great list for you (I made sure every part fits your model, including tires\wheels\lift\and big brakes):

Mopar Stage I 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks - 77070088AD
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16170_1023_07.htm

Mopar Big Brake Kit - P5160051AC
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcc-5160051

AEV Pintler II 17in wheels - 20402014AB
https://www.quadratec.com/products/92500_010X_PG.htm

BF Goodrich 35x12.50R17 Tire, All-Terrain T/A KO2 - 66539
https://www.4wd.com/p/bf-goodrich-35x12-50r17-tire-all-terrain-t-a-ko2-66539/_/R-BDKZ-66539

Synergy Manufacturing 8007-03 Hi-Mount Stabilizer Relocation Kit
https://www.quadratec.com/p/synergy-manufacturing/hi-mount-stabilizer-relocation-kit-07-17-jeep-wrangler-jk

Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement System (Black) - 82215356AB
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/tailgate-reinforcement-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl-0

Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit - 82215355
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/oversize-spare-tire-carrier-jeep-wrangler-jl

AEV 30406007AG ProCal Module for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler
https://www.quadratec.com/products/17619_1002.htm

Gorilla Automotive 71481NB5 Gorilla High Security Wheel Lock Set in Chrome for Jeep Vehicles
https://www.quadratec.com/products/15007_03.htm


You can simply take this list to your local Miami store here :

https://www.4wheelparts.com/storeLocator/storeDetail.jsp?storeItem=215

they will order everything and schedule your install and do it all for you. (I think about 5500.00$ in parts and the labor to install will be about 2000.00$)

The best way to save money is to keep searching the parts numbers online for the best deals.

When you finish with all this go get a re-gear of your front and rear axle to 4.56 ratio to put your powertrain back in the correct torque envelope.

Then rip it up!

:)
What a great list!! Wow. That's so helpful.

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Awesome. Was thinking about getting:

33" Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire
255/75R/17

Good choice?

Moving on towards wheels, anything to stay clear of? What size would look best? Thanks again!
 

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Awesome. Was thinking about getting:

33" Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire
255/75R/17

Good choice?

Moving on towards wheels, anything to stay clear of? What size would look best? Thanks again!
Actually, not seeing that. So:

33" Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire
275/70R/18

That will fit on my Jeep without a lift, correct?
 

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Actually, not seeing that. So:

33" Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire
275/70R/18

That will fit on my Jeep without a lift, correct?
IMO you need to decide how you're going to use your Jeep (trail crawler, rock crawler, mall crawler, etc) and then build it to suit that need. Don't just throw money and parts at it all willy/nilly.

Once you've defined your usage we can make intelligent recommendations to suit your needs :thumb:
 

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That makes sense.

This is a fun vehicle to drive around town with my dog, go camping occasionally, not much if any off roading, mostly highway driving.
 

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That makes sense.

This is a fun vehicle to drive around town with my dog, go camping occasionally, not much if any off roading, mostly highway driving.
For that usage I think a 33" is perfect, you don't need a lift to fit it.

Now personally I don't like the SRAs, I've had them on 2 Jeeps.

Maybe an all-terrain to give you a rugged look but still be civilized around town and on the highway.

Here's one option, the BFG KO2

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If you want to stay closer to stock another option would be the BFG 34 10.5 17 tires. They will fit on a stock Jeep with no lift kit.
I'd run that setup with a set of the Rubicon shocks and rims with the Teraflex leveling springs.
 

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I am really happy with my Discount Tire Pathfinder AT’s and I bought my wheels from them also. You can buy their tire insurance which is also a great deal. You can see them on my build thread:

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=55828&share_tid=2321145&url=https://www.wranglerforum.com/showthread.php?t=2321145&share_type=t


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Love those! Can you link me by chance? I am having a tough time finding them online. I am a completely moron when it comes to any of this stuff but excited to learn.

Just to make sure, no lift needed for those, correct? And what size of wheels can you go with those? 17 and 18?

Thanks!
 

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Love those! Can you link me by chance? I am having a tough time finding them online. I am a completely moron when it comes to any of this stuff but excited to learn.



Just to make sure, no lift needed for those, correct? And what size of wheels can you go with those? 17 and 18?



Thanks!

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kmc-30179055712n?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-kmc&gclid=Cj0KCQjwi8fdBRCVARIsAEkDvnLY1bDmsAY_awhwYhI68G3dbsb3iWgrW6FHkudcZPixdeMmsQvKgZkaAkhYEALw_wcB


But you can order them from Discount Tire and they will mount the tires, swap your TPM’s, etc.

As I said above, the Pathfinder AT 285/70/17 (33) rubbed on full lock up a bump. You won’t need a lift for 99% of street driving.


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Thanks for the referral, ncfitton - you're rig looks awesome! I too run the Pathfinder AT on my rig and I've been very pleased with the performance they deliver. I see very little dirt but still wanted a tire capable of light off-road duty but with more emphasis on on-road performance.

As for what's been mentioned regarding size, I agree, 33's are the max for stock applications and with the right wheel dimensions rubbing should be minimal :thumb:

One other wheel option you may want to take a peek at, CookieMatt is the new Method MR701. It has similar styling when compared to the XD301 and it looks like our mail order division, Discount Tire Direct, has a set available in bronze as well as matte black.

Method Trail Series MR701 | Wrangler Forum
 

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Thanks for the referral, ncfitton - you're rig looks awesome! I too run the Pathfinder AT on my rig and I've been very pleased with the performance they deliver. I see very little dirt but still wanted a tire capable of light off-road duty but with more emphasis on on-road performance.

As for what's been mentioned regarding size, I agree, 33's are the max for stock applications and with the right wheel dimensions rubbing should be minimal :thumb:

One other wheel option you may want to take a peek at, CookieMatt is the new Method MR701. It has similar styling when compared to the XD301 and it looks like our mail order division, Discount Tire Direct, has a set available in bronze as well as matte black.

Method Trail Series MR701 | Wrangler Forum
Alright, it's settled! Going with the Pathfinder AT 285/70/17 (33)! Thanks everyone.

You mentioned needing the correct sizing on my wheels to eliminate rubbing. Can you tell me what size that would be? 17x9? or 18x9?

Thanks in advance!
 
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