Had hoped to hold off on the modification disease and made it 4 days
Where should I start? I live deep in the country so 4x4 gets used, frequently, especially after any rain. That is where everything started. I went to look at different tire options to replace the Goodyear HP's on there and realized several things 1) The available tires in the existing size completely suck. 2) If I want something decent, it looks like I'm going to have to lift (perhaps cheap, like the BFYB style) to start. and 3) If I do that, I might as well start digging in.
Coming out of an F-350 Powerstroke that saw more $ than I had sense to make it fun to drive.
So, I'll look forward to any advice, tips, lessons learned, etc.
You could probably find some decent 30/9.50/15's that would fit without a lift, but I know how it is I also was diagnosed with the Jeep specific disease "Liftitis," with side effects being: go big or go home attitude, mood swings, very high/very low points, excessive profanity, short relationships, etc.
Iron Rock Offroad makes good lifts as does Rough Country, or just a straight budget boost (2-2.5"). A lot of people run the 3.5" kits which would allow you to run 32's with minimal trimming.
Tires depend on how much on/off road you do, but personally I recommend BFGoodrich All Terrains and Mud Terrains. W/ the AT's being a little quieter on the road, but that's the same for most tires.
Sorry got work tomorrow, somebody else will pickup.
Splitnail, I'm northeasy of Dallas about 70 miles. Drive towards Oklahoma until you start getting that pre-rape feeling and hang a left (Randolph - on a map)
Seth, not sure 15's will clean the brakes. I have 17's on here currently. My ford had 18's and I was convinced this was a profit scheme that ford had devised with the tire manufacturers to force you into relatively few, expensive options for tires, until I saw the tire size on the Jeep - then I realized that Chrysler one upped for and created a pact with the tire manufacturers and lift companies with kickbacks going to the shock companies, wheel offset spacer companies, aftermarket wheel companies, gear companies and performance companies
And, until the economy picks up, I need to keep things on a relatively snug budget.