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A guy near me is selling 5 stock rims and tires 255/70-18 Dueler AT's off his 2012 Wrangler for $500 with only 17k miles on them. I am currently needing new tires but I have the stock 245/65-17 Fortera's. I am going through the wheel/tire size guides but I think I am just confusing myself. Offset, backspacing, wheel width, etc...
The Jeep is primarily my people carrier, highway, no off road but also my emergency vehicle for snow/ice in winter.
I am not grasping what, how or if these Wrangler rims/tires would slap onto the Jeep without any problems or not. I have a hypertech programmer that has a wheel diameter (or circumference) question during setup for the speedo, I think.
Anyone have some experience with this to help me understand or have the answer already?:bangin:

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Sorry forgot to include that it is all 5 stock rims and tires. Edited the Op.
My wife would shoot me if I did lift.
Thanks for the info.
 

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Well, I do believe the struts are needing replaced. The outer tread on all 4 are worn out where the inner still have 1mm or so left of lincoln's head. Made that $500 tag for all 5 worth looking into for me. I mean, 18" rims with no wear and tear like my current 17's wear and tear. The tread on the tires look great. While I wouldn't be too opposed to a 2" lift it may make it quite a bit more difficult to lift and place my teenage special needs girls into their booster seats.

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Well, I do believe the struts are needing replaced. The outer tread on all 4 are worn out where the inner still have 1mm or so left of lincoln's head. Made that $500 tag for all 5 worth looking into for me. I mean, 18" rims with no wear and tear like my current 17's wear and tear. The tread on the tires look great. While I wouldn't be too opposed to a 2" lift it may make it quite a bit more difficult to lift and place my teenage special needs girls into their booster seats.

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You will gain ~1.25" in ride height from the tires alone.







I actually have my bilstein 5100's set @ 1.5" in the front with those exact same tires, and ~.75" lift in the rear. I have very small (their mom is 5'2") 7 year old twin girls that can still climb in no problem.

If ~2-3" additional height would make a significant difference for you loading your daughters then it's certainly not a good option for you, but it is a very practical choice, and would definitely improve the look of the vehicle as well. My wife likes it and she is the one that daily drives the XK.

I have custom wheels with less backspacing, similar to 1.25" wheel spacers.

The angle of the pics and the driveway makes the change seem more significant than it is.






Also, if you have a tow hitch, you may need to modify it a bit or deflate the spare, to make the tire fit in the spare tire well.
 

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Thanks. Both girls are unable to climb in themselves. I have to lift them in to their booster seats. 4' 6" - 72 lbs each. Would make it impossible for my wife to try to do it. She is 5'4".
I love the look of the lift though. Maybe someday I can snag a 2010 Hemi to replace my 07 sport and do some mods. :)
 
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