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Old 03-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Tire Size Recommendation

So I did put a similar post in the tires and wheels but no one has responded so I'm giving the Tech forum a try. Anyways, I got some extra cash and I'm finally going to upgrade my stock duellers. I'm torn between 275/70/18's and 295/70/18's. I'm considering Cooper's ST Maxx ($254), Duratrac's ($256), and Terra Grapplers ($219)in the 275's. I'm considering Cooper's ST Maxx (just noticed they have this size on DTD $268) and Terra Grapplers (found them for $204 checking to see if DT will price match website, if not $265) in the 295's. My JKU is my every other day daily driver and I hit the moderate trails about once a month. My mods are in my signature and I do disco if I'm feeling brave that day on a trail. MPG is kind of a concern since I'm never in a hurry and last fill up via calculation is 19.53 and I know that more tire/agressive tread equals a decrease in MPG (I do understand that I bought a Jeep and not a Prius). Let me know your thoughts.

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I just did the 295/70-18s on 18x10 rims with -24 offset and I really like the look. Now I am looking for flare extensions.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:05 PM   #3
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It's really hard to beat the Duratrac's as an all around off/on road tire unless you want more off road traction at the expense of road manners. That is why that tire is so popular. The Coopers would be my second choice.
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it's really hard to beat the duratrac's as an all around off/on road tire unless you want more off road traction at the expense of road manners. That is why that tire is so popular. The coopers would be my second choice.
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I just did the 295/70-18s on 18x10 rims with -24 offset and I really like the look. Now I am looking for flare extensions.

Post some pics. I'm going for 18" spyderlocks and am looking into tires. Not many 18"s so any pics help.

I was looking at 325/65-18 duratracs since they are closest to 35"
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:37 PM   #6
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Best way to beat duratracs is to buy BFG TA/KO s. :-)
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of your posts. I ended up ordering some 295/70/18 Terra Grapplers. I got a pretty good deal and my local DT gave me what I was going to sell my Duellers for on Craigslist. Pics will be posted after they are installed. Honestly I wanted to buy Duratrac's but they won't install anything over a 275/70/18 on my stock Altitude wheels (I have a thing for OEM wheels).
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Where did you find the terra grapplers for 204 and what did DT do for price matching? The 295/70/18 is the same size I am going with, just placed the order Friday. Would love to see some pics!
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Where did you find the terra grapplers for 204 and what did DT do for price matching? The 295/70/18 is the same size I am going with, just placed the order Friday. Would love to see some pics!
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My local DT tried to match it even though it was a very low price, however there was no way to validate the price in the cart to see the final price. If the company in question was going to charge for freight it would be around the same price or more OTD than DT. I drove away with all 5 for a little over $1,500. Also, your OEM spare will not fit with the 295's on your factory carrier without a hub centric spacer but be careful it doesn't damage your tailgate. I ended up buying just the Teraflex tire adjustable tire carrier until I get some more cash in the Jeep fund for the HD hinge. I'll walk outside and snap some pics.

Oh yeah, the tires mounted and at 35 PSI are ~33.5". I used my new FlashCal for the speedo and shift points. I think it didn't effect the MPG much since I'm never in a hurry.
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Charlie14,

My local DT tried to match it even though it was a very low price, however there was no way to validate the price in the cart to see the final price. If the company in question was going to charge for freight it would be around the same price or more OTD than DT. I drove away with all 5 for a little over $1,500. Also, your OEM spare will not fit with the 295's on your factory carrier without a hub centric spacer but be careful it doesn't damage your tailgate. I ended up buying just the Teraflex tire adjustable tire carrier until I get some more cash in the Jeep fund for the HD hinge. I'll walk outside and snap some pics.

Oh yeah, the tires mounted and at 35 PSI are ~33.5". I used my new FlashCal for the speedo and shift points. I think it didn't effect the MPG much since I'm never in a hurry.
That would be awesome I would love to see some pics! I had planned on getting the teraflex rear tire carrier just to play it safe.
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That looks killer man I really like the white with black accents on the hood! How does it ride,still pretty smooth and how does the power feel? What is the width of the rim and do you wish you would have gone wider like a 12.5 or 13?
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That looks killer man I really like the white with black accents on the hood! How does it ride,still pretty smooth and how does the power feel? What is the width of the rim and do you wish you would have gone wider like a 12.5 or 13?
I bought the Altitude edition so everything you see is what it came with. The ride is a little stiffer since they are E rated tires but not much of difference. I'm sure they're some people that would say there's a big difference but once you change the suspension everything changes. I'm still sporting the OEM Sahara wheels but they happen to be black due to the Altitude package. They are 18x7.5 and that's why I went with the 295's, since they are the largest tire you can have no problem airing down without wondering if they are going to come off the rim.
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Post some pics. I'm going for 18" spyderlocks and am looking into tires. Not many 18"s so any pics help.

I was looking at 325/65-18 duratracs since they are closest to 35"
Sorry it's taken me awhile but here are a couple:



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Sorry it's taken me awhile but here are a couple:



Well I need some help posting from Flickr, anyone know how?
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Well I need some help posting from Flickr, anyone know how?
Would like to see pics of your rig but I can't help with uploading pics from Flickr, I use photobucket
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Would like to see pics of your rig but I can't help with uploading pics from Flickr, I use photobucket
Okay lets try this again:



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Both of your rigs look awesome I can't wait to get mine on this Saturday! What tire pressures are you guys running and how is the ride?
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I'm currently running the typical 35 psi, as of right now it looks like they are wearing evenly. With the extreme Arizona temps getting into the high 90s, I don't want to run them too low.
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^^^Hey...Jed, I am also out here, but in the country, just outside of Phoenix.
I see that you are in Gilbert. The Company that I worked for was based out of Gilbert. (It's a small world), and yes, it's getting hot........
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Both of your rigs look awesome I can't wait to get mine on this Saturday! What tire pressures are you guys running and how is the ride?
I am currently running 32 psi, any higher and the jeep gets jittery at highway speeds.

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