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Purchasing 2016 Rubicon

Hello all

I'm a long time lurker of this forum and currently a owner of a 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland edition. I'm looking to visit the dealer soon and discuss trading in my grand Cherokee for a wrangler rubicon edition.

My question to you all before I visit the dealer is around upgrading the tires of the truck. I'm looking to make enhancements to the wrangler and have those huge monster truck tires and rims. Should I do that at the dealer? Is there anything more I need to do to the wrangler in terms of suspension to fit those tires?

I know this may sound silly but if you google Kevin Harts wrangler you can get an idea of the appearance I'm shooting for.

Thanks in advance for all your comments and suggestions

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Re: Purchasing 2016 Rubicon

So, you're going for the mall crawler look?

If you want big wheels and tires, you're gonna need at least a

3" lift = 35" tires
4" lift = 37" tires
6" lift = 37"+ tires

Most people would be offended by what I'm about to say, but here it goes. You can also add a spacer for a body lift if you want a little extra clearance.

If you wanna pay dealership labor prices, which are ridiculously overpriced, go ahead. You can install the lift yourself, if you're mechanically inclined. You can have wheels and tires mounted and delivered to your home so all you have to do is put them on yourself. If you're afraid of getting dirty, go to your local 4wheel shop.

Do you want your wrangler to sit and look pretty or work off-road? I doubt Kevin's vehicle will ever see grass or dirt.

Cost will also be a barrier for those big meats. Off-road tires are no where near cheap.

Either way you choose to go, think about what the purpose of the vehicle is going to be before you drop thousands of $$$$.
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So, you're going for the mall crawler look?

If you want big wheels and tires, you're gonna need at least a

3" lift = 35" tires
4" lift = 37" tires
6" lift = 37"+ tires

Most people would be offended by what I'm about to say, but here it goes. You can also add a spacer for a body lift if you want a little extra clearance.

If you wanna pay dealership labor prices, which are ridiculously overpriced, go ahead. You can install the lift yourself, if you're mechanically inclined. You can have wheels and tires mounted and delivered to your home so all you have to do is put them on yourself. If you're afraid of getting dirty, go to your local 4wheel shop.

Do you want your wrangler to sit and look pretty or work off-road? I doubt Kevin's vehicle will ever see grass or dirt.

Cost will also be a barrier for those big meats. Off-road tires are no where near cheap.

Either way you choose to go, think about what the purpose of the vehicle is going to be before you drop thousands of $$$$.
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What is the exact tire and size delivered on a 2016 Rubicon?
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I believe its a 31.8"
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Going to 35" tires and above, you really should regear the axles. Stock parts like wheel bearings will wear more quickly also.


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Going to 35" tires and above, you really should regear the axles. Stock parts like wheel bearings will wear more quickly also.


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You'll be fine with 4:10's and 35's.
Anything above should consider a re-gear.
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I visited the dealer today to shop for a rubicon and price their add-ons. they quoted $6,000 for Ballistic Jester rims and Micky tires.
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I visited the dealer today to shop for a rubicon and price their add-ons. they quoted $6,000 for Ballistic Jester rims and Micky tires.
Ouch!!!!!!

Wheels and tires for my rubicon are $2200

You may want to see the qoute line by line for what exactly they are charging you.

$6000 seems about 2-3 times what they should cost
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I visited the dealer today to shop for a rubicon and price their add-ons. they quoted $6,000 for Ballistic Jester rims and Micky tires.
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Ouch!!!!!!

Wheels and tires for my rubicon are $2200

You may want to see the qoute line by line for what exactly they are charging you.

$6000 seems about 2-3 times what they should cost

OUCH, indeed!!!

35" BFGoodrich KO2 35x12.5R17 tires and 17" Mopar JPP Beadlock wheels should run right around ~$3000 for a set of 5.
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I have decided not to do tires from the dealer since online I can get a nice pair of rims and tires for roughly 2500. I'm currently looking at the ballistic jester.
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Question - I'm sticking to stock suspension, can I do 18,19, or 20" rims with a tire size of 33" to avoid a lift?
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