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Unread 05-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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sell tires or run em down?

What's up all? I just bought an '07 Wrangler, JK 2 DR Sahara and I've always been a huge wrangler guy and had one previously and loved it.

I wanted to ask for advice on the following topic..

I definitely plan on lifting the jeep and adding 33-35 in. tires but was wondering if i should run down the stock wheels I have now or take em off, try and sell them, and go ahead and do the lift asap.

Any idea if I could get decent money for the existing tires/rims?

bought the jeep recently with 30k miles and tires look good and the factory rims are definitely bigger/nicer than they used to be!

advice welcomed!

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Unread 05-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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What size are the wheels? 16" or 17"?
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Unread 05-09-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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The only answer here has everything to do with the size of your wallet. Can you afford to properly lift it and buy 35s? If so, hell yeah, sell the stockers. The bigger questions is how much money do you expect to make from them?
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Unread 05-09-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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I would buy new wheels to get the proper backspacing. I sat on my stock wheels and 30" tires after my lift for too long. They were taking up space in the garage and my wife "commented" to me that I needed to get rid of them, so I put an ad on Craigslist and I was amazed at how many people wanted them. I ended up selling them for $50 more then I was asking.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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I am almost positive they are 17s and in good condition. Not sure how much thread is left on the tires tho. Wallet size is not too much of an issue but I was trying to do the fiscally responsible thing but am continually jealous every time I see another lifted jeep! I have no expectations for how much to get if I do sell the stockers.. What can I hope for ballpark range? Likewise, what kind of ball park am I looking at for new tires, rims, and suspension for 33-35 in tires and lift ( thinking a 3 in lift, nothing crazy big ) ?? I am assuming this can get as pricey as I want depending on what kind of tires/ rims are chosen but again, any insight and advice is welcomed as I am very new to this arena.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:00 AM   #6
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I am almost positive they are 17s and in good condition. Not sure how much thread is left on the tires tho. Wallet size is not too much of an issue but I was trying to do the fiscally responsible thing but am continually jealous every time I see another lifted jeep! I have no expectations for how much to get if I do sell the stockers.. What can I hope for ballpark range? Likewise, what kind of ball park am I looking at for new tires, rims, and suspension for 33-35 in tires and lift ( thinking a 3 in lift, nothing crazy big ) ?? I am assuming this can get as pricey as I want depending on what kind of tires/ rims are chosen but again, any insight and advice is welcomed as I am very new to this arena.
I'd say step 1 in staying fiscally responsible would be: DO NOT buy a Jeep. I kid, I kid.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #7
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Since you have the money and want to lift your Jeep and mod it now then whatís your problem. Just do it and donít worry about how much you can sell the left over parts for. You can decide on that afterwards, same difference.

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.
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