2008 Jeep Wrangler sizing

Tiny
KATE0513
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My vehicle is a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I need to replace the stock tires (255/75-17). Id like to replace them with something more burly without getting a mud terrain tire, or getting new wheels.

I found a good deal on the tires that come stock on a Rubicon (255/75-17) and am wondering if I can run this tire on my jeep?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 8:44 PM

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Tiny
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Unless you messed up your 1st question. The tires in question are exactly the same size as the ones on your Jeep now. They are the same, why wouldn't they fit?

Tire Rack site has lots of helpful interactive charts

Love, Turddog
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, yes, that was a typo.

The tires that came stock on my jeep were: 255/70-18

and the ones I would like to put on are 255/75-17.

I think its the rim size difference that wont work, but I am not sure!

I really appreciate that you responded to my elementary question. Thanks so much!
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 7:36 AM
Tiny
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See my profile....right 17" rim vs: 18" rim, different.... Tires will not interchange.......Tire Rack . com is very helpful. Check them out !!!.......You can maybe still run either rim on your rig, but overall tire height must stay the same for speedometer/gearing reasons (have to have other rim, though) EZer to get tire (correct size) to fit your rim......Love, Turddog

NEED TO GET 16" LIKE SHOWN HERE ON MY WILLY !!!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/411289_100_0306_1.jpg

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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 7:58 AM
Tiny
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I was thinking about trying the 275/70-18 Wrangler Duratrac tires on my 100% stock (no spacers) 08 jeep wrangler sahara.

Turddog (or anyone else on the forum), any chance you have an opinion on this? Are there any major negatives to doing this that I might not know about?

Thanks alot to anyone who gives feedback, it is much appreciated.
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Well, Kate0513, see my profile

Looks as though they will fit your rims.

They are wider, w/ same aspect ratio as yours, but being the TIRE GUY I AM.I believe this would make the newer tire shorter w/ a narrower side wall. THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT. I will have to go to TIRERACK. COM to see if thats the way it is.

Are you trying to get looks. Like the tread pattern. Drive on quicksand. Your pals trying to influence you. Etc?

Can usually get pattern on other sizes. FOR ME narrower tire means less road friction. BETTER MILES

Waddu Think?

Love, Turddog
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
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I would like to have looked at your profile, but I cannot find a link to it. I tried searching the site for your name, but it only showed topics you have replied to. And, since there is no hyperlink attached to your screen name, I know of no other way to view your profile.

To answer your questions.

Im trying to get new tires for my Jeep, and I started this process with absolutely no prior knowledge about how tire sizing works. I use my jeep as a daily driver, as well as to drive to rock climbing crags. The off-road driving I do is completely moderate, considering the stock tires performed fine for my needs. Having tires that performed slightly better off road than the stock tires would have been nice. My goal in getting new tires is simply to find a tire that is an upgrade from the stock tire in off road performance, and appearance. I would like my jeep to look more the way a jeep should look.
I catch your sarcasm, and yeah, I wish I had a better way of figuring out what my options are, but being entirely new to this and not having a whole lot of time to dedicate to the process it is difficult. From what I can see, the number of tire options in my stock size is quite limited compared to other sizes. The duratrac's are not offered in my stock size, and I didnt see any A/T tires that did come in my size that looked any different than the stock tire. So, my thought was that by changing sizes maybe it would open up more of a tire selection, and give the upgraded look I was hoping for in my tires. I appreciate your comments because I havent had any other success in finding answers to the million questions I have.

-Kate
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 2:24 PM

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