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Old 08-09-2014, 01:11 PM
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First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

Hi Guys ,

I have a 2012 Laredo on which im planning to change my wheels and tires .

i was thinking of 18 or 17 inch/ pro-comp or XD wheels(there are the two that im little familiar with ) ..i want the tires to be beefy without rubbing i was thinking like 275/65/18/ or 265/70/18.but i have no idea how much lift i would need or even do i need a lift as im new to jeep ??.

I need the tires to look beefy and stick out little bit out of the wheel well but not too much

your advice is greatly appreciated

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:43 AM
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Re: First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

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Guys ... any help /pics are greatly appreciated

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Suggest hit tire rack and discount tire web site to see what wheels will fit.
I don't think either carries ProComp, but 4WheelParts used to, and they are also pretty good at fitments...
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Sure i will check it out

I searched through the forun and I liked pro comp 7036 wheels .

Do you have any suggestions what tires size would be good without rubbing ??
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:37 PM
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Re: First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

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Hi Guys ,

I have a 2012 Laredo on which im planning to change my wheels and tires .

i was thinking of 18 or 17 inch/ pro-comp or XD wheels(there are the two that im little familiar with ) ..i want the tires to be beefy without rubbing i was thinking like 275/65/18/ or 265/70/18.but i have no idea how much lift i would need or even do i need a lift as im new to jeep ??.

I need the tires to look beefy and stick out little bit out of the wheel well but not too much

your advice is greatly appreciated

thanks in advance

I am also a first time Jeep owner and I just put 275/65/18 Rocky Mountain ATS II tires on my 2014 Overland and I have no rubbing. I am very happy with them. They really fill out the wheel well and beef up the car without going too over the top. Plus they were only $145 per tire at America's Tires!

Now my only question to any others who have put a larger tire on their JGC is should I get a Procal programmer to re-calibrate the speedometer and computer for my new tire size? The dealer wants to charge me $265 for this. That seems very high but I can't seem to find any other programmers online for a 2014 JGC. Is it worth it to get one or should I not bother?

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Re: First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

Thanks guys for your advice .Finally i was able to decide my wheel and tires .I went with Goodyear Duratrac 265/70/17 and Pro comp 5034 rockwell series wheels .Getting it installed this week from 4Wheelparts .I will post pics soon
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I'm not a fan of the fake bolts but otherwise not a bad looking wheel.
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Re: First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

Tires and wheels installed today
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Tires and wheels installed today



The new set up gives your Jeep a rugged look that's for sure. Nice job!


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Re: First time jeep owner need wheel/tire help

Looks good, I'm deciding which wheels to put on my 2014 summit but I'm going to stay with the factory 20 in rims and powder coat them black.


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They look nice, but they would look better with the white lettering not showing.
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They look nice, but they would look better with the white lettering not showing.
I wanted to try the letters out to see how it looks ...
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