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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Time for new tires..

My '06 has 60k on the current stock set and the tread is pretty low. I figure if I'm going to get new tires, I want to do something bigger. I was thinking I could do a 2" lift (found a local place that would sell the kit and do the install for $250-300 total) and add some 255/70/17s.

Here's my Jeep currently, bought it used and the guy before me put a lot of the chrome stuff on it. I like it all, except for the nostril things on the front, but afraid to take them off as i'm sure it will jack up the paint beneath it:



These are the wheels I'd like to put on (from Discount Tire), along with possibly some Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10s




Also considering the solid black wheels. I just think these will blend better with the chrome on the car and think the solid black wont match as well.


Any thoughts, tips, recommendations? I really want to avoid rubbing, as I dont want to mess with the pinch weld area. I'm not the greatest mechanic in the world. I can tell you more about piston airplane engines than car engines.
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I think that would be a great combination. If I had it to do over, I would opt for the 255/70R17 (31's) instead of the 255/75R17's (32's) that I got. In my opinion, that extra 1/2" of road clearance is not worth all the trimming and hammering based on how I drive.

I agree, that a little chrome on the wheels compliments your vehicle.

I do like my Silent Armors but those Hancocks look good.
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Regarding those ventiport thingys.....those are usually just two sided tape.
You can use dental floss in a sawing action to cut the tape and remove the accessory.
The remaining material can be removed by warming with a hair drier and rolling it off the finish with your thumb (NOT THUMBNAIL....The fingerprint side).
Any remaining residue will come off by gently wiping a soft towel that is moistened with WD-40.
A final follow up with a bit of cleaner wax (gently) will remove all traces.

Be patient,
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Regarding those ventiport thingys.....those are usually just two sided tape.
You can use dental floss in a sawing action to cut the tape and remove the accessory.
The remaining material can be removed by warming with a hair drier and rolling it off the finish with your thumb (NOT THUMBNAIL....The fingerprint side).
Any remaining residue will come off by gently wiping a soft towel that is moistened with WD-40.
A final follow up with a bit of cleaner wax (gently) will remove all traces.

Be patient,
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Ah nice! Thanks! I just wonder if there will be an oval of red paint that's colored differently than the rest of the paint that has been exposed to the natural elements for the past 3 years.
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There may be a fade difference initially but you may find it has disappeared in a year.
Since these are attached to a side surface, fading, if any, would be minimal.
No one but you will be able to see it, because you will know where to look.
But, if they make you nuts, and they would me, I'd run with removal knowing any mismatch will disappear over time.

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P.S. The Jeep is 3 years old.....but I'll bet those have only been on a year or so.
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I agree, take the nostrils off.
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Yeah, you guys have me convinced, they're coming off. I bought this in Feb of '08. It had them on there when I got them. It was the only "upgrade" the previous owner did that I did not like. They just look cheap.
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I'm on the same page as you, even looking at the same tire. The Hankook 255/70 R17 ATM FR10s. Lot's of good reviews. I'm getting my 2incher installed this weekend.
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Yeah, you guys have me convinced, they're coming off. I bought this in Feb of '08. It had them on there when I got them. It was the only "upgrade" the previous owner did that I did not like. They just look cheap.
So you have been driving that thing for almost 2 years with those hideous vent/port things on your Jeep?? You are either or . I'll bet your friends love it when its your turn to drive. Get them ugly things off of that good looking Jeep!!
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I think your wheel and tire plans are spot on.

I agree too that those vent thingys need to go.

If someone wants vents on their SUV, they should buy a Rendevous.
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