"It's a Jeep thing"

Friday, May 7, 2010 by Todd Galbreath

Project Jeep Before



After a couple years of driving the 05 Jeep Wrangler, my wife has decided it is time to upgrade the wheels and tires on it to personalize her ride. She has decided to allow me to pick out the tires and wheels, so how wide and how tall do we go with it and what kind of tires will she actually be happy with in the long run? Here are some key factors that will weigh into our decision.

We do not want to go too tall and risk a top heavy feel. They must offer great traction on the road and be fairly comfortable for a daily driver (it may never see an off-road application) but at the same time offer the desired look for the Jeep.

So let the search begin.

I have selected the 265/70-16 size to allow for possible future lifting without leaving the wheel well too vacant.
bfg

I have always been a fan of the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO (On-/Off-Road All-Terrain) and the looks vs. performance as well as the feedback from customers in the customer review tab @ tirerack.com will make it the tire of choice for this project to be paired with the Dick Cepek DC-1 16X8 with a -12 offset (which should keep me just inside the wheel well and looking good without making any major modifications to the Jeep).

Stay tuned...I will post the after pics early next week and give a review of the effect.

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