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Old 08-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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2013 Rubicon wheel/tire plan

I think I have narrowed it down to the following plan and I would like to know if anyone has anything similar on their Wrangler.

Goal: to make my billet colored Jeep Rubicon Unlimited look bolder (it's a daily driver and it's a street machine)

Wheels: matte black Level 8 Trackers or Pro Comp 7069s (17 inch / same as oem)

Tires: Nitto Terra Grappler ATs or Goodyear Duratrac ( 285x70x17 )

Lift: 2 inch spacers

I think that's it. The tires will be a slight bit bigger and wider and the lift will give it a subtle higher stance. Does that sound like anyone's set up? I'd love to know if you love it or have any regrets.

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with your choices...
i would do level 8 trackers for wheels.
- i had 18' pro comp chrome wheels for my truck couple years ago before i sold it. Water spots, and chrome started peeling w/in a year. Same goes for my cousin who had the same stuff.

i would do duratracs than nitto terra grapplers
-terra grapplers are notoriously loud. Ever heard a truck with terra grapplers on the freeway. Its loud.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thanks dawhitesJK, that is exactly the kind of info I am looking for. To tell you the truth... my gut was telling me Level 8s and the Duratracs.

Now I just need someone to chime in if if they have that set up.
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with your choices...
i would do level 8 trackers for wheels.
- i had 18' pro comp chrome wheels for my truck couple years ago before i sold it. Water spots, and chrome started peeling w/in a year. Same goes for my cousin who had the same stuff.

i would do duratracs than nitto terra grapplers
-terra grapplers are notoriously loud. Ever heard a truck with terra grapplers on the freeway. Its loud.
So I spent the $$$ today and went with the Level 8 Trackers 15x8 and 30 inch Duratracs! The guys at DTD were awesome. Pictures coming soon!
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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Take a look at the backspacing and width as well as the diameter.

For 285/70/17 tires, 5 1/2" backspacing and an 8 1/2" wheel fit perfectly. The tread is just under the fender and the widest part of the tire sidewall sticks out about an inch. If you get less backspacing the tire will be out farther and throw a lot more water. At full lock turn there is an inch clearance to the sway bar and the inside of the tire sits 1/4" farther out than the stock BFGs on my Rubicon. Perfect fit.
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So I spent the $$$ today and went with the Level 8 Trackers 15x8 and 30 inch Duratracs! The guys at DTD were awesome. Pictures coming soon!
You can run 33" tires with no lift, no issue. I like the duratracs also, but still have a little apprehension about buying a Goodyear tire. I went with 35" BFG's on 15x8 level 8's and totally love my choice. It's not for everyone, but I'm happy and that's all that matters.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #7
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Well I guess I'll find out tomorrow when they get installed. The guy at DTD told me it would only stick out just a bit from the flares.
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The guy at DTD told me it would only stick out just a bit from the flares.
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Can you share a photo of the jeep with the 2" lift and the Wrangler Duratracs? I am looking at same set up. I currently have a 2" lift with BFG AT KO's 285/70/17 on stock rims. I must say truck looks good, but it still seems to be missing something. I am looking to replace stock rims with the JK Classic 5 Hole Black 17 x 8.5 and Durtracs either 285 or 305 size.

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