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post #1 of 19 Old 07-03-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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18" rim nightmare! please help.

I have the 07 sahara with the 18" rims and 255/70R18 tires on it(Bridgestone Dueler). This appears to be the most agressive tire in that size. I want a tire like the BF MT but cant find anything. I didn't want to lift jeep if I can help it. Anyone know of a good off road tire that will fit without a lift?

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-03-2008, 02:29 PM
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ditch the rims- 18" rims are pretty rare, so there's not a lot of options available.

You can go with a 16" or 17" steelie for around $75 per wheel. And that opens up a whole lot of options for tires.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/11-wide-tires-spacers-no-spacers-574933/
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yeah, thats what I was afraid of. I like the look of these rims but I guess ill have to loose them or get a 2" lift.
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Rather than spend a few hundred dollar a tire, I got myslf some 17 inch rims and got the stock MT's from Tire Rack for $98 a piece...

I still have my 18's with the deulers on them for the winter time... It was the option that best suit m needs (wants) at the time... No lift required...
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these are 33" with 18"s but I do have a small 2" lift but I have seen 33 without a lift and it looks pretty good. Seems to be fine as far as rub

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Nitto makes a mud tire in 18" but they are pricey....

http://www.ntwonline.com/MUD_GRAPPLE...E_P7032C37.cfm

I was in the same boat as you and went with a smaller rim, the 18's will go back on for the winter....
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If you like the BFG MT and can settle for the BFG AT, you can get ones like mine. See sig for info.

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How are your AT's in the snow ??
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texasdog,do you have any lift or spacers with that tire? any rubbing problem?
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r6realtor, that 2" lift does look good. what kind of lift did you go with and did it change your ride much?
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r6realtor, that 2" lift does look good. what kind of lift did you go with and did it change your ride much?

Thanks, It's a BDS lift and I went with the most upgraded shocks I could get with the lift the 9500's I personally think it handles better now to be honest with you, it seemed so soft and spongy before it's a little stiffer now and I have only been offroad once with the lift on and they were easy trails so Iam not sure how well it will do in serious terrian. The tire size is 33x12.50x18 Just incase you wanted to know.

Sorry off topic, but does any one know how to post pics without a link? I am using imageshack.us right now??
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How are your AT's in the snow ??
They're great. Obviously snow performance is something I am interested in. I had a smaller size of these same tires on my last vehicle for many years and they never let me down.

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Suspension is completely unmodified and no rubbing issues. They did have to adjust the turning stops a tiny bit - so I have lost some turning radius - but that's it.
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I just put some Nitto 32.6" Terra Grapplers on my 18" Sahara rims.
they are taller, wider and much more aggressive than the bridgstones.

no rubbing or any problems.

Sure the 18"s wheels are a pain in the butt, but they look better and are a distinguishing wheel for the Sahara.
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I just put some Nitto 32.6" Terra Grapplers on my 18" Sahara rims.
they are taller, wider and much more aggressive than the bridgstones.

no rubbing or any problems.

Sure the 18"s wheels are a pain in the butt, but they look better and are a distinguishing wheel for the Sahara.
I would like to see a pic when they are on....
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