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Tires for '17 JGC Trailhawk

So this week i am ordering a new 2017 JGC Trailhawk. It has the 18" rims on it but the tires do not look nearly aggressive enough for me. This is my first Jeep vehicle and I want to do it right. I am looking for some suggestions for tires that will give it a small amount of lift as well as be slightly wider than the stock ones yet still fit on the stock rims.

I love the Toyo tires used on the Fuel rims at the dealership on the Wranglers, but in effort to not spend a fortune on new rims as well, I'm looking to see what I can get away with for just tires.

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Re: Tires for '17 JGC Trailhawk

I have a Trailhawk on order. I had planned to get some 20 inch rims and go with a little taller and wider tire. While that may be doable, or just going with a little taller tire like you're inquiring about, I was informed that the factory speedometer doesn't offer calibration capabilities. I had assumed it would, similar to what can be done with the Wranglers. Apparently that is not the case. It might be able to be done with an aftermarket tuner but that is costly and can affect the warranty. Of course you can go with a more aggressive tire that isn't taller and maintain speedometer accuracy. Speedometer accuracy may not be a factor for you but it is for me. Anyway, just an FYI.


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Re: Tires for '17 JGC Trailhawk

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I have a Trailhawk on order. I had planned to get some 20 inch rims and go with a little taller and wider tire. While that may be doable, or just going with a little taller tire like you're inquiring about, I was informed that the factory speedometer doesn't offer calibration capabilities. I had assumed it would, similar to what can be done with the Wranglers. Apparently that is not the case. It might be able to be done with an aftermarket tuner but that is costly and can affect the warranty. Of course you can go with a more aggressive tire that isn't taller and maintain speedometer accuracy. Speedometer accuracy may not be a factor for you but it is for me. Anyway, just an FYI.


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That's good information. I had thought about it, I'm not sure it's of much worry to me. I'll just use my GPS or Waze to get an idea of how fast i'm going so I know how much of an offset it is. I would guesstimate it to be around 5 mph difference, showing me going slower than actual speed, so I just have to be aware of that.

I agree it is not worth the money to recalculate it, besides being accurate to know how fast you are going what would be the purpose of someone really wanting it to be dead on?
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Re: Tires for '17 JGC Trailhawk

This tire/wheel comparer is pretty neat.
Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

It states that with my 265-65-18 my speedometer will read 60 mph while actual speed is 62 mph. This will only be an estimate, as some tires tire brands can vary slightly with their advertised sizing.
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