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Old 01-05-2017, 03:48 AM   #31
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Terra Graaplers are a good all-around tire. For something more aggressive, I recommended Trail grapplers and Duratracs.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:40 PM   #32
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You could SIPE your tires, that would help a little bit in winter but will also help in the rain during summer. Since you haven't gone into details about your Jeep, I'm going to assume you're running stock tires. Personally, I'd buy a TRUE Winter tire, Hankook I-Pike, General Altimax Arctic, Firestone Winterforce, Cooper Discover M&S...these are just a few I've run when I lived in Wisconsin and now Colorado and they all work great in snow and ice. They will absolutely smoke any All Season or All Terrain with the cute snow flake. They will have to be removed in Spring.
Hi Sinister. I wanted to thank you again for the tire talk and give you an update. Here are the tires that came with the Willys: https://www.amazon.com/BFGoodrich-Mu.../dp/B004QGZC48 I've put 800+ miles on them and they haven't been easy on the road conditions, etc. Since I'm not anticipating a lot of off-roading and our winter roads around here are really well maintained, I'm going with all terrain.

Went to my tire guy today (been going to this company for 20+ years) and he gave me a great lesson and said much of what has been echoed on teh forum regarding performance, what you do in your Jeep, etc. Going to put my factory tires on consignment (he said they'll go quick) and going with the LT265/70R-17/10 121/11 'Back Country' all terrain. He says they are made by Cooper. He also suggested siping them for even better performance and smoother ride. Good warranty. 55K miles +-. Suggested rotation is 5K of course. These priced out at $249 each + a little extra for siping.

Would appreciate any feedback about this. I'm learning and the feedback is great .. good or bad. Thanks!

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Old 01-11-2017, 03:22 PM   #33
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I've been trying to locate KO2's on the Island. I can get the LT265 70 17, 10 ply that are about 30 lbs heavier than the P255 and a little wider. $100
more per tire is OK but any downside with these?
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As others stated your wrong, check your facts

Do they even get snow on the big island...
As a matter of fact yes. Mona Kea is about 13K feet and at the top we do get snow.
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Spelled it wrong, it's Mauna Kea.
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As a matter of fact yes. Mona Kea is about 13K feet and at the top we do get snow.
I figured it would snow there, with that elevation does the snow stay on the ground long? Only snow in the winter?

I hope to visit your state someday.....
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Do they even get snow on the big island...
Yes we do. Mauna Kea is 13K feet and has snow at the top part of the year.

I've found KO2's on the Island but they are the LT265 70R 17 not the P255 75R 17. The LT's are 10 ply vs. 4 ply P's and are 30 lbs heavier, a little wider and $100.00 more per tire. Don't mind the extra $ if there are benefits and no issues with this change. Thanks.
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Have you talked to the guys at Island Performance and Offroad? I know here on the main land we don't see the extreme's you can see there, snow, lava, silt and mud all in a single day. Might give them a call and see what they recommend.
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[QUOTE=Ctrail;28518226] You can go up to a 285/70/17 without a lift and be fine just make sure your bump stops get adjusted if need be.

I had these put on yesterday, KO2's 285 70 17. Problem is they are rubbing a bit on the sway bar, full lock. Would appreciate feedback on options to resolve this issue and how to know if adjustment is needed on bump stops.

I discussed (in detail) the tire size with the manager at the off road tire shop who assured me that he mounted these on other stock Jeeps with no issues. I sure feel like an .
Spacers, return these, options ?? Thanks.
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Your problem is backspace I'm sure... the stock wheels are tucked into the wheel well.... your either going to have to bring them out with spacers or buying a wheel set with proper back spacing to bring them out further so they don't rub.
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Yes, I've ordered 1 1/4" spacers. I'm not much of a wrench but love driving off road out on long trips over lava rock to the beaches and mountains and need to be secure. Want to run on the roads with no vibration. Thanks.

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