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    Default Wrangler 2 Door aftermarket rims and tyres - advise needed

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post so let's hope this works.

    I want to upgrade the rims and tyres on my wife's standard 2010 Wrangler 2 door. I have three options and would like some advise from people in the know as the local tyre shops in my area (krugersdorp/roodepoort) are clueless. I looked at many Wranglers in Mozambique over the holidays and there are many configs. Some look really crap others look stunning. (My wife's Jeep is still std but we are concidering the 2" lift kit from Zone Off-Road) I need to know where to shop for the options listed below and your comments will be appreciated.

    Options:

    1. Keep standard 17" rims. Powder Coat - Black. What is the widest BF or Maxxis we can fit without catching the fenders and affecting the speedo?

    2. Micky Thompson Sidebiter Rims (black). What is the widest that these rims will handle (std or 2" lift)? Do I fit 16 or 17"?

    3. Dick Cepek Torque Rims. Which size tyres and rims will work best? (std or 2" lift)

    Last question - Where will we get the best prices on the BF and Maxxis tyres?

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    1./ I have 285/70/17" Dick Cepek Crushers on my standard rims... = 33x11x17 in American numbers, no lift required but they do touch the Anti roll bar at full lock with the tyres deflated. 2" lift will hopefully sort this out or I will fit 1" spacers...

    2 and 3 - depends what size you order!!

    speak to andrew aka bad santa at zone offroad - he will have all the info and probably the parts...

    011 902 6946

    Don't know about Maxxis and BF, but you get Crushers from ATS

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    Thanks for the advise.

    I am waiting for prices now. The sizes have been decided. Let's hope it falls within our budget.......

    Klein Baas sin - CRF50 with training wheels
    Groot Baas sin - 2016 Ranger 3.2 XLT 4x4 - with some enhancements
    Groot Baas sin - Amarok DC BiTDi 4Motion - With ALL the extra plus RaceChip Pro (SOLD)
    Miesies sin - Jeep JK Wrangler 2 Door - BDS Coils with Zone Nitro Chargers, 35" Bighorns on Mickey Thompson black Side Biters plus other odds 8)
    Groot Baas sin - VW Scirocco TSI - Revotech piggy back - SOLD
    Almal sin - Hummer H3 - Maya the un-stopable
    Miesies sin - Ballistic LTR - 2times SA MX ladies champ
    Groot Baas sin - Ballistic Banshee- strongest 2 stroke in SA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadman View Post
    Thanks for the advise.
    I am waiting for prices now. The sizes have been decided. Let's hope it falls within our budget.......
    Now that aint right? What sizes did you decide on?
    I would say if your concerned about warranty issues stick to 33"
    As far as I know you cant fit 16" rims to the JK post 2008 (due to brake sizes)

    My suggestion would be to stick to 17" (default) size. That does however limit your options on tyres though. 33" rubber on 17" rims leaves you with Maxxis Bighorns, BFG Muds, or Baja Claws, should the budget allow.

    I got an excellent deal on 33" BFG Muds from Dunlop (Rivonia)
    Phone around though, tyres differ A LOT depending on where you buy from.

    Best of luck with your fit!

    PS - here is mine with 33 BFG;
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=74144

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    It wasn't a tough choice after all. The wife wanted black mags, so she got black mags. It's her JK after all.

    We tested the new rubber last weekend outside Buffelspoort and they do bite!

    Only issue is that the big wheels are catching on the fenders. This should be sorted after this weekend. We're fitting a new suspension kit from ZONE.

    Will post pics after the suspension upgrade but this is what my wife's little Jeep look like right now...

    Vitals are: 305/70/17 Maxxis Bighorns on Mickey Thompson SideBiters.
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    Klein Baas sin - CRF50 with training wheels
    Groot Baas sin - 2016 Ranger 3.2 XLT 4x4 - with some enhancements
    Groot Baas sin - Amarok DC BiTDi 4Motion - With ALL the extra plus RaceChip Pro (SOLD)
    Miesies sin - Jeep JK Wrangler 2 Door - BDS Coils with Zone Nitro Chargers, 35" Bighorns on Mickey Thompson black Side Biters plus other odds 8)
    Groot Baas sin - VW Scirocco TSI - Revotech piggy back - SOLD
    Almal sin - Hummer H3 - Maya the un-stopable
    Miesies sin - Ballistic LTR - 2times SA MX ladies champ
    Groot Baas sin - Ballistic Banshee- strongest 2 stroke in SA
    Groot Baas sin - Ballistic TRX250R - US import with CT 330 motor
    Klein Baas sin - Red Baron 125 Pitbike
    Almal sin - Outbound off road trailer - tricked out

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    mean mean jeep... nice
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    Nice... Now you just need to get rid of those bumpers
    Isuzu KB 250 4x4 DC

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    Not sure if that kite's gonna fly.....most of the steel bumpers look home made and the wife is a bit fussy.

    We don't want an over the top look that is made worse by back yard looking steel bumpers. We saw MANY of these "tough" JK's in Mozambique and the entire look of the vehicle gets compromised by these horrible peices of steel.

    I suppose if you gonna add winches, etc then you have to go for the steel stuff...

    Klein Baas sin - CRF50 with training wheels
    Groot Baas sin - 2016 Ranger 3.2 XLT 4x4 - with some enhancements
    Groot Baas sin - Amarok DC BiTDi 4Motion - With ALL the extra plus RaceChip Pro (SOLD)
    Miesies sin - Jeep JK Wrangler 2 Door - BDS Coils with Zone Nitro Chargers, 35" Bighorns on Mickey Thompson black Side Biters plus other odds 8)
    Groot Baas sin - VW Scirocco TSI - Revotech piggy back - SOLD
    Almal sin - Hummer H3 - Maya the un-stopable
    Miesies sin - Ballistic LTR - 2times SA MX ladies champ
    Groot Baas sin - Ballistic Banshee- strongest 2 stroke in SA
    Groot Baas sin - Ballistic TRX250R - US import with CT 330 motor
    Klein Baas sin - Red Baron 125 Pitbike
    Almal sin - Outbound off road trailer - tricked out

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    Have a look here for bumpers http://www.4wd.com/ or http://www.quadratec.com/

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