Winter Wheels/Tires

Katz

New Member
First Name
JOE
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
Location
CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL.
Vehicle(s)
2020 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED
Hello from Newfoundland!

It’s time for me to install new rims with winter tires on my new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Since it is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system I am wondering if there is anything that needs to be done soI don’t get any error messages because of the change over. I may get a quote from the dealership and one from Canadian Tire.

Also, I think I will go with new alloy wheels instead of steel to avoid the rust issue. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Joe





Advertisement

 

Markham

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Messages
250
Reaction score
162
Location
Maine
Vehicle(s)
2020 Sahara High Altitude
My high altitude painted aluminum wheels are gonna have a rough time this winter.
 

Markham

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Messages
250
Reaction score
162
Location
Maine
Vehicle(s)
2020 Sahara High Altitude
I wonder if the rust warranty would apply to the wheels...hmm. I’ll have to do some reading.
 
Last edited:

Headbarcode

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Aug 16, 2018
Messages
3,746
Reaction score
6,505
Location
LI, New York
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR Stingray 2.0 turbo
Vehicle Showcase
1
Hello from Newfoundland!

It’s time for me to install new rims with winter tires on my new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Since it is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system I am wondering if there is anything that needs to be done soI don’t get any error messages because of the change over. I may get a quote from the dealership and one from Canadian Tire.

Also, I think I will go with new alloy wheels instead of steel to avoid the rust issue. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Joe
As long as you have the same OEM wheel sensors in both sets of wheels, the tpms will have no problem reading the switch.
 

aldo98229

Well-Known Member
First Name
Aldo
Joined
Nov 16, 2019
Messages
3,688
Reaction score
7,362
Location
Bellingham, WA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Occupation
Market Research
Vehicle Showcase
2
You can buy a set of used takeoff JL/JT wheels in great condition for about $100/wheel on eBay.

I’d go about that route, especially for a set I know is going to get damaged.

Good luck!
 

daveprice7

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Aug 26, 2019
Messages
449
Reaction score
595
Location
Junction City, OR
Vehicle(s)
2019 Sport 2DR, 2020 Willys 2DR
Occupation
Nerd
It's a little bit more $$, but I'd get the TPMS sensors for your winter wheels unless you like to go around and check your tire pressure regularly. TPMS is one of the few nanny regulations that actually do make life a bit easier.. one less thing to remember to do. That behind said, you could also get a Tazer or the JScan app and disable TPMS.
 

Oldbear

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dwayne
Joined
Sep 1, 2020
Messages
367
Reaction score
377
Location
Bowling Green, Ky
Vehicle(s)
16 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel; 20 JL Sport S 2 door
Check out larger jeep dealerships that “customize” with wheels and lifts before the sale. They will have full sets of wheels, with tires and sensors cheap (i bought a complete set for $400. ). Stick on a set of Blizzak’s or similar winter tires and you ar good to go.
 

Myron

Well-Known Member
First Name
Myron
Joined
May 21, 2020
Messages
117
Reaction score
118
Location
Mitten State
Vehicle(s)
2020 Wrangler, 1964 Land Rover SIIA 88
I don't think that the winter damage to alloy wheels is quite so drastic. Certainly a set of alloys will last as long as the vehicle itself. I have used both alloy wheels and steel wheels on my winter sets for the last 30 years and the alloys stay nicer looking longer than the steelies. Non-issue, as far as I'm concerned.
 

Advertisement




D&C Designs
 



Advertisement
Top