Hey Y'all! I'm new to this whole Jeep thing. Just bought by very first Jeep. It is a 2006 Wrangler X and it has street tires on it. I am wanting to put some mud tires or all terrians on it with 2" spaces as well. I don't know anything about these kind of vehicles and was wondering if I could get some help. I need to know what is a good tire to get, and what is the biggest I can get without scrubbing. I need some good tires cause I go hunting a lot on the weekends during hunting season. The roads at the camp can get pretty bad at times, and I was just looking for for some input from some people who have experience with these vehicles.
Also I know this is off subject, but are the transmissions in a manual supposed to sound different from a car? I'm used to drive a Scion TC manual, and was wondering how different a jeep is from that.
I just put 31"s on my 2006 X with 2" Budget Boost. Good combination with the gearing and not having to worry about being too big. PM me for my e-mail and I'll send ya' pic's, too new to post pic's here. check my gallery there's a couple there.
You will hear a couple "clicks" during shifts as you now have more of a truck then a quiet "city" car, Toyota especially, welcome to the JEEP world.
Tires: BF Goodrich AT's, good all around tire, if you have the budget BF Goodrich MT's. Walmart has a Goodyear Wrangler that is reasonable.
The Scion transmission is in front between your front two wheels, the Jeep transmission is between your front seats, below you. You will hear it =-}' You now have a "real" car with "real" parts.
the Scion, you are shifting a cable or rods, that run forward toward the engine. I'm not a fan of front wheel drive cars, great gas mileage, but that's about all their good for. My other vehicle is a 2003 Dodge Ram with 9" lift and 35"s.
For the lift, go to ebay and search "TJ budget boost" you'll see several examples of what a BB is.
You can run 32 X 10.5 R15 just dandy, IMO. Probably without needing to regear.
There is only one streetable 32 X 10.5 R15 tire that I know of, but luckily it's a dandy moderate hybrid tread.
The Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip 31 X 10.5 R15 (stated size) runs taller than stated. It's actually a 31.5 X 10.5 R15 tire. I think that's the largest you can run with good results with a 2" lift. It might not need regearing either. Probably doesn't need regearing if you have a manual transmission and 4L engine.
The PJ tire will be as good on road as a BFG AT, but much better offroad. I think the PJ is one of the most under rated and over looked tires there is. It's a good hybrid, especially in this unique size.
Another tire you might consider, though I'm not sure if you have enough lift for it, is the Dean SXT MT 33 X 9.5 R15. It's a hybrid tread that is excellent IMO, after adding more sipes to center treads. It runs shorter than stated size (which helps you). It runs an actual 32.5 X 9.5 R15. Not sure if you could fit something that tall though. If you had 2.5" lift, I think you could. With 2" lift, the Parnelli Jones 32 X 10.5 is a safer bet for you.
Both those tires would work great with stock 15 X 8 wheels.
P.S. - BFG AT makes a 33 X 9.5 R15 tire, but I think the Dean SXT MT in that size is better for you - due to hybrid tread and running 0.25" shorter. The PJ 32 X 10.5 R15 is your best bet though, with 2" lift.
Yup, those are the ones. I really like them. My plan is to black out my Jeep. It's Silver and I was thinking about buying some after market black rims to put on it. But I really like these rims. I just can't decide.