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How to Shop for Wheels for Your Jeep Wrangler

How To Shop For Wheels For Your Jeep Wrangler

So, are you looking for new Beadlock Wheels for Jeep JK and tires, but you don’t know where to start or you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer options out there? Today I’m going to break down and step by step, I will tell you everything you need to know when purchasing your perfect wheel and tire setup, including choosing the right wheels and choosing the right tire size for your size suspension and finally, what additional parts you will need for your setup. But first, let’s talk about how to find your ideal setup. Also read about Side-to-side Play in Front Wheels.

How to Shop for Wheels

  1. How To Shop For Wheels For Your Jeep WranglerWhen you land on the rims and tires pages, you’ll find a number of tools and filters to help you narrow down your decision based on factors like size, offset, style, finish, brand, and more. Each vehicle style depicted includes the size and title, and the vehicle photos are shown with tires to give you a sense of what the overall package will look like.

  2. Once you land on the vehicle you like, the product page only gets more useful. In addition to detailed product information, you can find popular tire configurations for your Jeep, including stock ride quality, the largest tires you can fit on a stock Jeep, and what is best for the lift kit for off-road use.

  3. Clicking on a setup takes you to a separate page where you can see what your posture will be like after installing your setup, what type of lift, if any, is recommended, what changes are required to make that setup execute what affects your speedometer due to the larger tire size and finally the off-road capabilities of the chosen setup.

  4. Below that you’ll find an option for a set of four wheels or five for this iconic rear wheel replacement. Then you will see a list of tires available in that size, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive, so you have a few options depending on your budget. You will also find a few options when it comes to the profile type. For example, there will be an all-season tire similar to the factory tire for owners who do not plan to go off-road. These usually offer a very mild tread design in exchange for a smooth ride and long life.

  5. Next will be the most popular, and that’s all-terrain. These tires balance a semi-aggressive tread design together with milder handling for a tire that is relatively quiet and yet can drive off-road when needed.

  6. Eventually there will be the most aggressive of the group and that will be muddy terrain. These tires offer the most aggressive tread design for unrestricted off-road traction at the expense of higher road noise and shorter lifespan. This page also lets you add a leveling or lift kit if needed along with various wheel and tire accessories, including free assembly and balance, TPMS sensors and smaller wheel nuts that are often needed to fit the smaller wheel holes in aftermarket wheels and finally a flashcal that corrects the speedometer based on your tire size if you wish.

Check Out the Customer Build Pages

Now, when you need a little more inspiration, or maybe a few more ideas on what wheel and tire setup might look the best on your rig, you can check out customer build pages which have hundreds of customer photos. There you can see customer Jeeps from across the country along with the exact mods each used including wheel and tire and lift setup. This is a great way to get a better feel for what a particular setup might look like when you pull the trigger.

That’s It!

Last but not least, if you are still on the fence or have general questions about wheels and tires, you can always leave some comments below or use this tire size calculator. And remember all the other articles about Jeeps you can find also here on my blog. Here you can find answers to all your questions to ensure a positive experience when shopping and, ultimately, when assembling your new wheels and tires.

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