2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport: Guess My Weight
December 19, 2011
Our 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport has a set of five new tires and wheels ready to install. But first let's see how good you are at weight guessing.
A few hints:
The tires -- BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 radials, size LT 285/70R17. In off-road language they're 33 inches tall and 11 inches wide. (Aside: Doesn't 33x11x17 make a lot more sense?) Tirerack.com gets $265 apiece for them.
The rims -- 17-by-8.5-inch 5-hole deep dish aluminum wheels sold by MOPAR for $259 each. Built with off-road use in mind, their valve stem holes are deeply recessed so the valve stems are less likely to get snagged on rocks or roots.
And then there are the old tires and wheels that are on their way out...
The skinny originals are P225/75R16 tires (something like 29x9x16) riding on 16-by-7-inch steel wheels.
And they weigh 51.4 pounds mounted and ready to go.
What am I bid? How much you figure one of the new mounted tire and rim assemblies weighs?
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 6,100 miles
Photos by Scott Jacobs