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post #1 of 24 Old 01-28-2014, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Am I Crazy

I am looking to get new tires for my 2011 JKU Sahara. So I been looking on the forums and craigslist and everything is either waaaay to over priced or to far away to make cost sense. So then I looked into new tires and it is crazy the cost difference from 18 to 16.

I ran across a guy on cl selling his stock 16 steelies (4) and a hard top panel bag. He will sell all this to me for 70 bucks. The question is am I crazy to go down and put the stock steelies on my Sahara. Will it change the handling. Also what tire do you all recommend. I am thinking 265/75/16 as I am not planning a lift anytime soon.

Thanks and if I go with the steelies I can always pick upo the 5th one online for 30 bucks or under shipped.
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I have A set of stock tires Goodyears for A JK unlimited 500 miles on them and the spare has Zero miles on it.I just took these off of my brand new 2014 I live in California make me an offer.
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I live in nj shipping would kill me. I am not looking for stock tires other than Rubi take offs. The steelie wheels would allow me to get down to 16 inch wheel cheaply as I would get them for cheap
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I live in nj shipping would kill me. I am not looking for stock tires other than Rubi take offs. The steelie wheels would allow me to get down to 16 inch wheel cheaply as I would get them for cheap
I agree Tires today are killer on the pocket book!
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I have 15s on my JKU. Didn't notice much of a difference. It is a little softer in a turn but it doesn't bother me. I don't drive too slow but slower than I do in my car. The price difference between 15s and 17s is pretty big too! I have Duratracs right now and they work good in most situations. You could look into 285 75 16 if you wanted a bigger tire to run without a lift. I ran that for awhile with no lift, only rubbed when I had it really loaded down and hit a big bump in the road with some speed.
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Especially 18's. People are by me are trying to sell the stocker 225 for 5 and on cl there are about 7 of these adds that have been there for months.

I just want to get something nice and a little more aggressive. Looking at Generals Grabber or mickey Thompson's Baja stz
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Especially 18's. People are by me are trying to sell the stocker 225 for 5 and on cl there are about 7 of these adds that have been there for months.

I just want to get something nice and a little more aggressive. Looking at Generals Grabber or mickey Thompson's Baja stz
General makes A good tire I have them on my Duramax and they have held up well the price was cheaper than most. going smaller on the wheel will give you a better ride in the dirt due to more side wall flex.
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Not planning on any wheeling, but in nj I don't think there are many places to go anyway lol.
See I read all sorts of things about 285's not fitting, rubbing or needing spacers.
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I got a set of 16's for 150-nicer than the steel ones. In mercer.



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I rubbed a little on the flares when I had 285s w/no lift and no spacers. Wasn't much, they were aftermarket rims though
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Thanks all, what do you think the best tire for the money is, is bang for the buck. Not planning any off roading just want it to look like a jeep
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^^ Have you considered retreads then? I personally have never ran them but a lot of people have had good luck with them in 31-33''s.

https://www.treadwright.com/
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Thanks I appreciate all the info.
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I think the Duratrac is a great tire for just about any condition, plus its very quiet on the road, and it definitely makes it "look like a Jeep".

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Last question anyone have any luck running tj 5x4.5 with adapters on jk 5x5.
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Tj wheels on a jk? Not too sure but I'm sure you can get the right adapter. I know of xj guys that ran factory jk 17"s with 5x4.5 to 5x5 adapter


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I rubbed a little on the flares when I had 285s w/no lift and no spacers. Wasn't much, they were aftermarket rims though
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^^ Have you considered retreads then? I personally have never ran them but a lot of people have had good luck with them in 31-33''s.

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X2! I run em on my 07 with stock wheels and spacers, 315/70r/17. No issues and have about 20k miles on them.
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Ok here is the deal. I got contacted by a person on Craig's list who is selling 255 70 17 Goodyear silent armor tires with crags soft 8 wheels for 200 bucks.
The tires have less than 10k miles on them. He says there are mounted and balanced to his jk. Should I still get them balanced and can I use my lugs from my current wheels
Will 255 75 17 change that much from 255 70 18

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If you want to go that route I'd just buy them and mount them up yourself. If it drives fine there is no need to re-balance. The best bet would be to get him to take you for a ride in his Jeep before you purchase so you can see how they ride. Also if the price is that low I'd assume the tires are shot. Craigslist is notorious for people selling bald tires as "half tread" or similar. Bring a tire depth gauge with you and that will keep people honest.

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Picked them up yesterday. They had a lot more meat left then what I currently have. Will put them on soon. I always wanted the black cragar soft 8 wheels.
The price for 5 wheels and tires with the center piece and wheel locks I could not go wrong
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Yep looks good for the price. Those should last you awhile..at least until you get the bug for bigger tires lol

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