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post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2014, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble picking new tires and wheels

I'm in the process of buying a 2014 anvil wrangler sport, I know I want to get it lifted w/ new wheels and tires as soon as possible. I have been looking around and I like some of the xd series and what fuel makes especially the all black pumps, but they only come in 20' and I'm afraid that's going to look to big. I also have pretty much 0 knowledge on tires, I will be taking it off-road everyone once in a while so I would like to be prepared for that(maybe once every two months). I also don't know a lot about lift kits so I don't know what to really look for in that. I do know I only want about a 2.5-3.5 inch lift. Iv read that the skyjacker is a pretty cheap lift but didn't get great reviews. Any input on any of this would be grateful, money isn't that big of an object but keep id like to keep it reasonable. Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-07-2014, 10:11 AM
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I wouldn't off road a 20 unless I was rolling on 40s. As for lifts, there are tons of choices. If just doing minimal wheeling and you don't plan on adding a lot of accessories (bumpers, winch, armor) you could just get by with a 2" budget boost. I have Old Man Emu springs on my Franken lift and am quite happy with it on my 2011 JKU.

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I wouldn't off road a 20 unless I was rolling on 40s. As for lifts, there are tons of choices. If just doing minimal wheeling and you don't plan on adding a lot of accessories (bumpers, winch, armor) you could just get by with a 2" budget boost. I have Old Man Emu springs on my Franken lift and am quite happy with it on my 2011 JKU.
Looking around on lifts, I was think going with a teraflex 3 inch lift without the shocks and then go with rancho 9000's. As for wheels I think I have chosen to go with 17 inch fuel hostage's. As i said in my post I have nearly no knowledge besides what Iv read in the last few days. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money on tires but I'd like to be prepared for when I go offroading
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If you plan on TF lift, why not stick with TF shocks?

FWIW, I would likely go with Rock Krawler if I were you before TF. Don't get me wrong, but IMHO, you are paying more for name with TF.

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If you plan on TF lift, why not stick with TF shocks? FWIW, I would likely go with Rock Krawler if I were you before TF. Don't get me wrong, but IMHO, you are paying more for name with TF.
I like the rancho 9000's because of the ability to adjust how they ride whether I'm on the highway or wheeling.
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16" or 17" wheels would be much better off road than 20s.

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I like the rancho 9000's because of the ability to adjust how they ride whether I'm on the highway or wheeling.
Sweet.

Personally, I'm a big fan of 15" wheels on a JK. Some fit though and some don't. I personally have had Pro Comp 52s on 2 different JKs and can tell you they fit with no problems. Tires are a good bit cheaper as well though since you mentioned 20s I doubt you would want to go that route. BTW, a good rule of thumb i like to use if you are going to wheel your Jeep is you want the tire to be twice as tall as the wheel. This helps to protect those expensive wheels. So, if you have a 17" wheel, your tire shouldn't be shorter than a 34". If you're not going to wheel it, that's fine though personally, I don't like wheels bigger than 18" on any Jeep.

As for tire type, it depends on your intended uses. If you're not going to wheel it, an AT would be a good choice for wear, mileage, etc. or if you only stay on sand, a AT is a decent choice. Anything other than that and I prefer an MT for added traction and durability.

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Sweet. Personally, I'm a big fan of 15" wheels on a JK. Some fit though and some don't. I personally have had Pro Comp 52s on 2 different JKs and can tell you they fit with no problems. Tires are a good bit cheaper as well though since you mentioned 20s I doubt you would want to go that route. BTW, a good rule of thumb i like to use if you are going to wheel your Jeep is you want the tire to be twice as tall as the wheel. This helps to protect those expensive wheels. So, if you have a 17" wheel, your tire shouldn't be shorter than a 34". If you're not going to wheel it, that's fine though personally, I don't like wheels bigger than 18" on any Jeep. As for tire type, it depends on your intended uses. If you're not going to wheel it, an AT would be a good choice for wear, mileage, etc. or if you only stay on sand, a AT is a decent choice. Anything other than that and I prefer an MT for added traction and durability. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the tire help, Iv pretty much ditched any idea of going with 20 inch wheels
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