Burly looking 33" tires for stock 18" Sahara wheels
As the title states, I am looking for some burly-er looking tires for the stock 18" wheels that came with my '08 Sahara. It will be on the street mostly. I just want a tougher look. I am having a tough time finding some. Discount tire and NTB don't have any tough looking tires.
I am buying a 2" BB lift this week.
Also, If I replace the wheels, will the tpms work?
Try 4 wheel parts, they have the Super Swamper Bogger. Thats about as Burly as it gets....They also have BFG Mud Terrain, Pro Comp, Mickey Thompson, etc.
The problem I am having is that they don't seem to have any that fir the stock 10" rims. Although, I am a newb and I may be not understanding the tires correctly. The guy at Discount tire told me I couldn't go wider than 285's on the stock 18" wheels. Any suggestions?
Also, I only have 3.73 gears. I did not have an option for 4.10. Can I go with larger wheels than the 32" on there now? I was hoping to have a size just over 33.5-ish".
I have 285/75-16 MT's - they're 33.5 x 11.50.
I'm running 4.10's with an auto on a 2-door. Around town it's takes off great, but on the highway, it suckks!!. If there's the slighest hill or headwind, its downshifting. I need 4.56's or 4.88's to get back to stock. I would think that 3.73's are still too tall IMO - lots of guys here run 35's on 3.21's and don't complain, but I don't know how - ESPECIALLY on an auto. 6spd must make a HUGE difference.
__________________ 2007 Red Rock Sahara - 15X8 Cragar soft 8s w/ Toyo OP M/T 35/13.5R15, 2" BB w/Superlift Shocks.
2007 Stone White Unlimited X - 15X8 Cragar soft 8s w/ Toyo OP M/T 33/12.5R15, 2" BB w/Superlift Shocks. 1982 CJ-7 Renegade - Dissasambled and waiting for an infusion of $$$$ *SOLD* 2006 Silver SW Rubicon *Crashed* 1997 White TJ Sport
As for as size goes, 286/65-18 will fit just fine. BFG All Terrains will suit you nicely because they are quiet which is good for a daily driver and give good all around performance and good looks. Check out www.tirerack.com
285/65-18 comes out to be 32.5" tall, which is a little taller than your stock tires. Width will not be an issue.
__________________ 2014 Copperhead Pearl Unlimited Sahara in progress
I hope the choice in 18" tires gradually gets better. Pretty much all the tires mentioned are not available in any 18" even remotely close to 255/70-18. The All Terrain TAs seem best way to go for now.
Per Jeep brochure and Jeep.com. The 2008 JK 2dr Sahara and Unlimited Sahara have the same size brakes, etc. as far as wheel fitment, same brakes as the 2008 2dr and 4dr X.Stock wheel on Unlimited X is 16", stock wheel on Unlimited Sahara is 18" and stock wheel on Unlimited Rubi is 17". JK have bigger brakes than the TJ so that may be what's confusing some people. So 16" will fit, but maybe not the ones the 'local shop' sells. Not all 16" are the same, but obviously there are some that fit the Unlimiteds. Shop elsewhere than this 'local shop'. PM some of the other folks on this forum who have JK Unlimiteds and have oversize tires on their rigs. Some folks use 15" with huge tires if you want a mall crawler's tires to really stand out.
Jeeps along the way: two JKs, two XJs, XK, two TJs
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