First of all, greetings from across the world
I've been reading this forum for a while, but never posted! It's a great forum with amazing information! well done to the owners and everyone keeping alive!
I'm relatively new to the offroad experience. My jeep is a 2008 3.0L CRD WK Overland, bought it in 2013, which is pretty much stock for now, except the ECU flash I got from a friend, about a year ago...
The reason I started this thread, is because I have a coulpe of dilemmas. First, I don't know what to do with my oem 18inch overland wheels. I bought it with brigdestone duellers on, that I used as summer tires (for winter I have a set of 17" ronins). After 30K kilometers they are in a bad shape, maybe good for another 5K, but I want to get rid of them... desperately!
Fact is, I don't like jeeps with summer tires. I prefer the 'wild look' of an a/t or mud tire. Is it worth to put bigger tires on 18" rim and what size? I know they ain't good for hitting the dirt, but I wanted to know if anyone has already done something similar... pics maybe? or should I just leave them and use the smaller rims?
And here is the second dilemma: I had my shocks checked and they were 50% down in output. especially the rear are more worn out... (I'm towing my boat from time to time, which is 2.5tons of a beast, so I think it has do with that
) my mind is going crazy to change them with something better (a set of coilovers) and get a small lift along the way, about 2.5cm (1inch). I did my search and mainly I see ppl using Bilstein and Old man products... Which one do you suggest for a daily driver, some offroad trips and sometimes towing a big load?
Sorry for the long post, I used to lower fast sportscars, I've never lifted one, so it's a bit of 'terra incognita'
. By the way, on the stock 17" ronin rims I have Falken Wildpeaks tires which I love using on sand, mud and snow! here are some pictures...