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Unread 10-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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2013 Moabs on my WJ

Since my WJ is a daily driver that sometimes I use for picking up clients and co-workers so I decided it was time for a more street friendly (less noisy) wheel/tire combo for my WJ. I'm keeping my Mud Guards to mount up for gnarlier off road excursions.

I picked up a set of Moab's with basically brand new 245/75/17 Silent Armors off of craigslist:







Pretty happy with the new wheel tire combo so far. I like the look, they're much quieter, and handle better. It'll be interesting to see how the Silent Armors do for mild off roading.

I got curious about the differences in dimensions on my new wheels/tires versus my off road setup. So I compared the spare with zero miles from each set and found out:

A: The 245/75/17 Silent Armors and the 265/70/16 (advertised also as 31x10.5x16) Mud Guards are almost the same height with the Silent Armors being about a 3/16th of an inch taller and a little over an inch narrower. (Both rims are 7.5" wide)

B: Each wheel/tire weighs within about 1/2 pound of each other. I was using my bathroom scale to do this so it's not exact measurement but each wheel seems to weigh in the 63.5-64.5lb range.

I was expecting a bigger difference in tire height and thought my new setup would be lighter but the numbers are the numbers.

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Unread 10-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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How much lift are you running?

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Unread 10-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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They look nice.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Ah should have mentioned I'm running a IRO 3".

Haven't noticed rub under normal driving conditions yet.

Now I just need to get my IRO rock sliders/cross member/tcase skid installed... been lazy.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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How much lift are you running?

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x2. It looks like the front end is a lot higher in than the rear
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Unread 10-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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Yeah it sure looks that way huh?

I just filled up my gas tank to the tippy top before I took this pic & had another 6 gallons of fuel in gas cans in the back... but there's no spare tire or tools in the back of my Jeep in this pic.

Also have a Kolak 3" exhaust just laying here staring at me. Gotta get that mounted up too.

By the way I still have a set of low mileage (<80k miles) Up Country springs & shocks sitting in my garage that could use a new home if anyone is interested.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Just pulled my jeep into my garage (it's level-ish) to measure and from the ground to the bottom of the front fender is about 36 and 13/16ths and the rear is about 36 and 9/16ths so the front is a little bit higher.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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Very nice!!
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Unread 10-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #9
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So glad the new wranglers use the same size as WJ such a blessing for us WJ owners
Its amazing how a new set of rims updates the vehicle look I have always liked the WJ body style kind of timeless in my opinion and with new rims looks like a new SUV.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #10
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Thanks guys.

It's awesome that TJ takeoffs are just right for a slightly lifted WJ. Especially since so many TJ owners just buy new wheels & tires right off the lot. Makes for lot's of affordable upgrades for us!
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Unread 10-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #11
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thanks guys.

it's awesome that jk takeoffs are just right for a slightly lifted wj. Especially since so many jk owners just buy new wheels & tires right off the lot. Makes for lot's of affordable upgrades for us!
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Unread 10-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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whoops, yeah meant JK.
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