Newb. Fill me in
Ive been lurking all day, and I have found some incredible deals on 2006+ Commanders Locally here in Birmingham, and as soon as I can sell my car, I'm looking to be a new owner of either a 2wd/4wd 6cyl or 8cyl Commander owner. Of course I prefer the 4.7L with 4wd any day, but lets face it, my step dad is co-signing with me, and I may take what I can get since he says 4wd vehicles cost more to insure.
I know a lot about tires, I'm a Salesman at NTB (Tire Kingdom Store) . I don't plan to make this a primary Off-Road Rig, but as a daily driver with a lift and larger tires, and to look aggressive. Saying that The off-roading I would be doing would be minor dry trails, for camping and such, so she won't just see pavement, but a nice lift and tires would make it something that I could take in some ruts and stuff if I wanted to that a stock Commander wouldn't make it through.
I do know and have read that the 245/75/17 BFG All Terrains fit w/o a lift and that a 255/70/17 is about is big as you can get with just the 2" Lift, but with a different wheel is what i was questioning about.
Wheel Options/Tire Options:
-Has anyone used the new Wrangler after market selection to find after market wheels for a better offset with over sized tires? I've noticed that they use the same bolt pattern, and I'm not sure of the hub bore, but that can be worked with. The reason I bring this up is the offset may be more suitable for a Commander with a Lift and larger tires mated with a 2" lift from one of the several companies like Skyjacker. I'm wondering how well it will fit. Of course, it will rub, but how bad, and maybe by removing the lower portion of the splash guards on the front and beating that welded seam a little, would it be alright? I was just thinking that the back spacing/offset of those wheels would make for a larger tire and lift more efficient to fit better.
Wheel/Tire Combo in question:
*Pro Comp Series 7089 CastBlast 6 Spoke wheel
-4.5" Back Spacing
Last edited by theCrowing; 08-26-2008 at 11:35 PM.