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  • Biggest tire/rim combo for a daily driver???

    I'm about to purchase a TJ jeep and was wondering what is a good tire/rim combo for a daily driver?? I use the freeways daily and was just wondering whats too big??

  • #2
    depends on who you ask. there is no "real" answer. its up to you.

    I feel 33's would be max. Others would say 35's. If you have the right GEARS you can run anything as a DD, as long as you dont mind single digit MPG.

    -Lou

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    • #3
      like big said, its dependant upon what you want to deal with. i had 35s that were great daily driver, then i got a truck that had 44s, way way too much to drive down the road every day (3mpg, noise that sounded like a 747 and tons of wandering). On your jeep I would say probably 33-35. You can get a nice road tread up to 35 but after that most of the tires are pretty aggressive for everyday driving.

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      • #4
        I have 33's on my 05 TJ, and I am very pleased with them. Yea the gas mileage suffers, but I just chalk it up to the if you wanna play you gotta pay.
        Hook

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigtj99
          If you have the right GEARS you can run anything as a DD, as long as you dont mind single digit MPG.-Lou
          I run 36" Iroks with 4.56 gearing. I run a steady 75mph down the freeway.


          If it's your daily driver I wouldn't go to crazy. If you have stock gearing I'd go with 31's to 33's if you like any kind of gas mileage!!

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          • #6
            I had the original Goodyear 30" tires with Canyon rims and replaced them with BFG TA 31". The mileage is virtually the same (17-19 mpg) in mixed highway driving and the new tires are actually much quieter than the originals.

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            • #7
              If by daily driver you mean "car" keep the tires that are on it. That way You won't be back complianing that your jeep gets bad gas mileage, or that your jeep is loud, or that tires wear quickly or that it handles different.

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              • #8
                it really depends on the tread design.. keep in mind the bigger tires and more lift you get the more mods you need...the more $$$$ you need. u're gonna need SYE's, long arm kits, driveshafts, new rims, new tires...etc.

                but back to the tread design. the more aggressive the tread, the better it is offroad....the worse it is on road. an option is to keep 31s or so with a street tread, like a GY wrangler or a good all season tire for the street, then slap on 33s MT/Rs on cheapo rims for the trail.

                i tend to think if you need to use ur jeep for a daily driver (mine is a DD) you shouldnt bigger than 33's...stick with a 1" BL, a 3" suspension system, bellyup skid, engine skid and a good set of bumpers w/ a tire carrier. all of these add a lot of extra weight, but in all the right places. keep the center of gravity as low as possible, keep the gearing right for the tires, and use skid plates and rockers to get over stuff instead of huge lifts. if you got on-board air, you can jackup the rig and pull the rims off really quick.

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                • #9
                  I drive a 73 chevy truck with a 454...so I really dont care about gas.

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                  • #10
                    well if you have the clearence and the right gears, i would say 36 iroks, i hear they arent half bad on the highway.

                    -Lou

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