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Wheels & Tyres

Wheels & Tyres, the topic that creates the biggest confusion for most Jeep owners.

Wheels

Wheels are a very subjective issue when it comes to changing your 4x4's overall look. Nothing gives more impact than changing the wheels on your Jeep, but looks should only be part of your decision making process. OE factory fitted wheels have crept up in size over the last five years as manufacturers put increasingly larger brake packages on their vehicles. There are a few reasons for this, increased vehicle mass, a desire to make it stop better than the model it replaces, and on road handling - all these come into focus for the manufacturer. So with larger wheel sizes comes lower profile tyres and that is certainly not ideal for off roading duties! Second, to this, lower profile tyres give a firmer, thus much less desirable ride quality and are prone to sidewall damage.

Tyres

When it comes to tyres, we've tested just about everything there is and have come up with our own preferences – much like the age old “Which engine oil?” debate!
We recommend and use BFG, Goodyear, Coopers, and Toyo (Made in Japan) – All top end American brands mainly designed in conjunction with famous race teams who race Jeeps in various forms of 4WD Motorsport in the US.
There are also a few specialty sizes that we import that are not found in Australia, 255/80/17, 285/75/17, 305/70/17 and 275/65/18 are some examples of this.

In our experience we recommend the following:

JK Wrangler Wheel and Tyre Sizes

Wheel size:
17” rims or 18" rims
Tyre size:
33" Tyres: 285/70/17 with AEV Wheels (+10 offset) these will just be inline with the stock guards
35" Tyres: 315/70/17 with AEV Wheels (+10 offset) these will stick outside the stock guards.
+18mm offset is the minimum required to run hi steer drag link flips


WK2 Grand Cherokee Wheels and Tyre Sizes

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Wheel size:
18” rims only (regardless of how much on or off roading you do or plan to do) (20" factory rims buckle off road)
Tyre size:
275/65/18 Tyres are the largest we recommend to use with our suspension lift.

KJ Cherokee Wheel and Tyre Sizes / KK Cherokee

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Wheel size:
16” or 17” rims (16’s if you’re doing more off roading)
Tyre size:
245/75/16 or 255/70/17

KK Cherokee Wheel and Tyre Sizes

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Wheel size:
16” or 17” rims (16’s if you’re doing more off roading)
Tyre size:
245/75/16 or 255/70/17

WH Grand Cherokee and Commander

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Wheel size:
17” rims only recommended
Tyre size:
265/70/17

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