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#7374 of 7392 jeep tires
Dec 27, 2012 (8:10 am)
I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport with 15's. Can I put on 17 tires/wheels from a 2010 Rubicon?
#7375 of 7392 Re: jeep tires [widcm]
Dec 28, 2012 (6:52 am)
According to Tire Guides, the bolt patterns are different - and according to Discount Tire, the tires on the Rubicon are too large in diameter.
#7376 of 7392 Re: jeep tires [widcm]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:42 am)
well, one nice thing about Jeeps, the aftermarket has a dizzying supply of wheel options for one. You should be able to find something else (even if not OEM) in a bigger size.
Dec 28, 2012 (7:48 am)
Just talking to my BIL, who has a fairly new BMW 550 (RWD). Which came with performance run flats. At about 25K, they are shot. He said he just ordered new tires for it, and got normal (go-flats?) for it.
He just hated the run flats. Hard ride, short life, and very limited selection. Plus, pricey. He said that the Michelins were going to run about 2K (on a 2 YO car with low miles!), but the normal tires were only going to be 1K or so.
FOr the savings, and performance improvement, he is willing to risk getting a flat and having to sit waiting for a flatbed ride somewhere. Not like the RFT is getting you anywhere better, you just do it on your own power.
I suggested he just get a donut and jack, and put them in the trunk (since he does not usually carry anything back there anyway) as a back up plan. He was considering that.
I do know a guy that has a Mini S, and also hated his RFTs. So he put on normal tires, and got a donut and just put it in a bag, and stored it behind the driver's seat, since he never had 2 people in the back seat anyway. Problem solved!
#7378 of 7392 Firestone Destination Tires
Dec 28, 2012 (9:38 am)
Saw these at my tire guy this morning...good looking tire with nice tread design. Anyone heard of these?