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post #1 of 8 Old 01-09-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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My First Jeep!

Hey, so i just got a 2008 jeep wrangler about four months ago, obviously i'm 110% obsessed with it. I live in NY and i'm looking to get some new tires, i don't have a lift YET, and my main priority is new tires (like i NEED new ones within the next four months) but i'm just wondering how big i can go without having to do any major mods. Also any recommendations as far as tires and wheels go, i want something that will be good for driving in winter conditions but also give the option to go off road when i want. Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-09-2012, 11:16 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the Jeep.

Check here and it will answer your question.

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congrats and welcome! there's some good info on tire/wheel fitment in the faq here:

as far as the type of tire, i only have experience with mud-terrains- which don't do too well compared to others, unless in deep snow. i've heard good things about duratracs for both snow/offroad performance.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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I was looking at DuraTracs there in a good price range to, thanks for that link its exactly what ive been looking for.
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Asking about tires on this forum is like asking what kind of candy to buy. Base it on your budget, your planned mods, etc...


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post #6 of 8 Old 01-09-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well, as of right now i'm looking to spend up to $1,200 for tires wheels and everything. i know its a kind of open question but like i said this is my first jeep and i don't know that much yet, so as for other mods i know i want to lift it eventually probably over the summer. that's about as far as my plans go lol any idea for me?
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-09-2012, 12:06 PM
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As far as how big you can go at stock height.... Probably around 285 70 R17 is the basic consensus around these parts. Careful asking "What will fit?" because there are usually 5-10 people asking the same question every day. Feel try to do a search, or there are "Stickies" that have the answers.

Now, as for type... You can get a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers, which is a pretty decent AT tire. A set of 5 will run you around a grand, plus installation. Check Best bet is to find a tire shop in your area that matches prices. Bring in a print out, and have them match it.

As for wheels, that's personal taste. Some prefer the stock wheels, and they'll go the route of wheel spacers to push the wheels out a bit and avoid rubbing. Personally, I like to add my own look to my Jeep, and go the route of aftermarket rims that have backspacing to push out the tires on their own. Usually around 4.5" of backspacing is where you want to be. (Stock wheels are 6" or 6.25")... So the lower the number, the further out they'll stick.

I got a set of Ultra Drifters for $650 shipped, but everyone has their own preference.

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yeah ive been trying to do some more research myself, i want to learn as much as i can about my new baby but i think im going to end up having to get spacers to get the look i want and a good functioning fit i think the next step will be to go out to the shop and see what i like the look of. I've seen the grapplers on my year wrangler before and i like them the like chain tire store around me does't carry them though so i'm going to try going to the truck club shop and see if they can get them. Thanks for your help i know i'm probably asking really stupid questions
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