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    I want to put some rims and tires on a 2008 Sahara I just purchased but I don't want to change the performance of the vehicle. It comes with a stock 18" rim and P255/70R 18 tire. I want to make it look more sporty and not street. What size could I go up to to accomplish this or do I stay where I am?

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    Why change size? Are you wanting a mud terrain or a all terrain... If you want the look w/o lifting then I suggest toyo opet country or BFG's...Off the top of my head I cant remember what that size converts to, I think maybe a 31 or 32. If you put a 32 (I think will fit) under that looks more aggressive, you will be suprised at how much better it looks...
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    Well, I've only got a 2" BL (which are cheap) and run 31x10.50's on mine. I could go as tall as 32 with this lift. I just got my new tires and wheels delivered the other day too. I took off my BFG T/A's and put on black steelies and some new BFG M/T KM2's. So far I'm loving them too.

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    KM2's are a very nice tire, they will last awhile also....Im going with Pitbull Rockers on mine lol.....
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    4wd has a chart in the current catalog on page 73. The chart says:
    Max. Recommended Lift/Tire Size without a lift -- JK 32x11.50
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    Quote Originally Posted by hely74 View Post
    4wd has a chart in the current catalog on page 73. The chart says:
    Max. Recommended Lift/Tire Size that says for a JK you can run 32x11.50 without a lift.
    Same place I went to find out for my own Jeep. LoL

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    If your just going for the look go with an All-Terrain, 32" variety.
    The A/T will give you the best look/performance/plus the option of going and playing than back on the road again for another 3000 miles before seeing dirt again.

    I've heard nothing but good with BFG A/T's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theyeti1775 View Post
    If your just going for the look go with an All-Terrain, 32" variety.
    The A/T will give you the best look/performance/plus the option of going and playing than back on the road again for another 3000 miles before seeing dirt again.

    I've heard nothing but good with BFG A/T's.

    First off, BFG AT's look sweet, last a long time, but absolutely suck in the sand and mud. I had them on my TJ...first 35's then 37's.. Their MT's last a really long time also on these lighter rigs, and they are awesome in the mud and sand. I would seriously look into Toyo's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepNfool View Post
    First off, BFG AT's look sweet, last a long time, but absolutely suck in the sand and mud. I had them on my TJ...first 35's then 37's.. Their MT's last a really long time also on these lighter rigs, and they are awesome in the mud and sand. I would seriously look into Toyo's....
    Deep mud like you would be hitting on 35/37's your right. But in general, I've seen the BFG A/T's (30/31/32) perform quite well in mud, even in Deadman's Gulch on a 6cyl WJ.
    Now the BFG M/T's are great as well.

    But keep in mind he is going for look plus street driving, perhaps a light wheeling off to the side from the way he asked the question. For him I think A/T is the way to go.
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    Exactly where can I find this chart. My jeep looks like yours.

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