suzq took 'pepper' to our local jeep dealership for a new owner inspection... we were concerned that the noise may have also been a wearing wheel bearing... luckily, pepper was given a clean bill of health. it will need some light brake work when wer come due for brakes. as for the tire noise, previous owners put on 225/65r17 bfg at ko2. I have seen that the size is acceptable, but I am looking forward to going (back) to 215s. I was hoping to find some wheels locally that we could use for our 'street' tires. I want to keep the current wheels for our off-road tires. Suzq has done some looking and found chevy hhr, cobalt, and something else match the 5x110, but didnt remember hub diameter or offset.
I finally get to drive it in the morning. Looking forward to it.😁