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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Wheel Confusion by a foreigner

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post and I did read through the FAQ and did get a little smarter, but still do not fully get it. So, I do own a 2010 JK Sahara 2 door and want to get rid of the normal Dueler tires. I think I want to go with the GoodYear MT/R with Kevlar or the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Tire. As I own a Sahara, I thought about going with the stock 18inch rims, or should I change to 17inch? (if so, what would be the advantage?)
I dont want to lift the Jeep nor use wheel spacers, so I guess I will have to go with 32inch tires. Which would be also beneficial to fit the spare tire on the original mount, correct?
Last but not least, if it would be better to go with 17inch rims, should I use steel or aluminum?

Kind regards from the Swiss

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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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steel if you want to go off roading. 17inch or smaller if you want the tires to be WAY CHEAPER. I got 17s because I planned on sticking with stock wheels, but changed my mind after I bought the tires.....oh well.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers, even if just for a Hi. Now, I might think about a lift, but only 2". The tire guide says nothing about lifting if it will make the tires scratch if I lift the car by 2". Do I need wheel spacers with 33inch wheels and a 2inch lift? Are there any original Mopar wheel spacers?

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Unread 11-21-2010, 11:30 PM   #5
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Smaller wheels are cheaper and cost of tires for them are also lower....
You can run run 33' tires with a stock JK with no rubbing, so you should be good with a 2" lift..
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