Hi all, I'm new the forum, I've been lurking for a few months and just decided to register. I have a few questions after doing some research, hopefully someone her can be of assistance.
I own an 08 GC 100% stock. Currently I have a set of 245/60/18 which is an awkward tire size according to my tire search. Anyway, I found a great deal on a brand new set of 2013 Wrangler wheels 255/75/17 and my questions are:
1. Will the spare wheel/tire fit in my spare tire well?
2. I've read of people having issues with their cruise control (which I use often) and transmission shifting when using a larger size tire. Should I be worried about this happening? Or are there other factors involved other than the tire size.
3. I want to avoid using wheel spacers, however, I wouldn't be opposed to getting a budget boost lift kit. If I grind the caliper down and put a 2" lift on it will I be good to go without rubbing? What are my options here? Ideally I would leave it at stock height in order to avoid extra costs but i'll do it if I need to.
4. The wheels I'm looking at come with GoodYear Wrangler tires. Are they a comfortable ride and do they have excessive road noise? (I've read mixed reviews on tire websites but some people who write on those websites are picky as hell so I thought i'd ask her for a second opinion).
*I will not be doing the work myself, I'm just not mechanically inclined.
*My budget is roughly $1500 (Wheel & tire $800)
*I live in Canada (prices are slightly higher here)
*I do not plan on doing any major off roading but I do hit up some light trails near the cottage every so often.
Thanks everyone in advance for your expertise and knowledge.