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Old 09-27-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Duratrac sizes

Hi all,

I was wondering if it's possible to put duratrac on the 17 inch stock wheels.

my current tires are the rubi ones 255 - 75 17

I can't seem to find that size for the duratracs

there is 245-75 17 and 265-75 17

Also do you know the cost of adding studs for ice ?

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You can fit the 265/75/17. It may rub at full turns but if it does you can add 3/8 washers to the steering stops to eliminate. I just put on 275/65/18 Duratracs and had to do the washer trick. It took me 5 minutes. I will post link to site for steering info if you need it, then pics of my rig before and after.

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looks great, looking forward to see the washer pics... does it rub alot ?
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and what would happen if I put the 245 ?
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It doesnt rub at all once you put the washer on. It only rubbed at full turns. The link on fist picture has pics in it.
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Awesome thanks a bunch !

so basically, the 265 duratracs will be 10 millimeters wider than my BF mud terrains but the same height right ?

do you have the same height ?
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mine are
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Hi all,

I was wondering if it's possible to put duratrac on the 17 inch stock wheels.

my current tires are the rubi ones 255 - 75 17

I can't seem to find that size for the duratracs

there is 245-75 17 and 265-75 17

Also do you know the cost of adding studs for ice ?

Thanks !
Put 285/70-17 on mine with 1.5 wheel spacers. Looks great no rub.
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Put 285/70-17 on mine with 1.5 wheel spacers. Looks great no rub.
Hi Ryan, can I see a picture of how it looks ?

Thanks !
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Awesome thanks a bunch !

so basically, the 265 duratracs will be 10 millimeters wider than my BF mud terrains but the same height right ?

do you have the same height ?
They'll be a skosh taller, in theory... 75% of 265mm is more than 75% of 255mm.....
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They'll be a skosh taller, in theory... 75% of 265mm is more than 75% of 255mm.....
It was my mistake ... the duratrac doesn't seem to come in a 265 75 17 it only comes in 265 70 17 ....

but now apparently i can put 285's but i wonder how good this is for winter...
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285 is only about 11.25", so not that bad in snow... not as good as skinny tires, but depending on where you are and how much snow you get, it should be ok...
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285 is only about 11.25", so not that bad in snow... not as good as skinny tires, but depending on where you are and how much snow you get, it should be ok...
I am in montreal Canada ! Worst place in america for snow and ice, we easily get 50 centimeters snow storms

it's more the ice I am concerned about, I'm looking into getting studs, but haven't decided which tires to get yet, I am also looking at the firestone destination MT

Firestone Destination M/T Mud Tire Reviews

they have the exact same size as my BF MT (rubicon stock) 255 75 17
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Tires with lots of siping will help the most on ice. Of course, it's ice, and not intended to be driven on...... If you go to Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels they can give you a really good idea how much studs will cost.
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I put 285/70/17 on yesterday, so far go good!

Also Tread Lightly has a $100 rebate on Duratracs if you are a member.
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I put 285/70/17 on yesterday, so far go good!

Also Tread Lightly has a $100 rebate on Duratracs if you are a member.
Can we see some pictures? Thanks.
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I put 285/70/17 on yesterday, so far go good!

Also Tread Lightly has a $100 rebate on Duratracs if you are a member.
Which Tires did you have before ?
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I had the OEM 18" Sahara wheels with Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts.

Not the greatest pics as it was raining when I got home and now my wife is out shopping

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I had the OEM 18" Sahara wheels with Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts.

Not the greatest pics as it was raining when I got home and now my wife is out shopping
Thanks for the pics ! Your jeep looks great ! But it seems like u got a lift therefore you are able to put the 285s i dont have a lift so i should probably get the 265 and put the 3/8 washers like boosta suggested
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Either washers, adjust the steer stop, or add spacers are your options with OEM wheels. If cost is a concern then the first 2 options are the best, IMO.
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Either washers, adjust the steer stop, or add spacers are your options with OEM wheels. If cost is a concern then the first 2 options are the best, IMO.
Cost is not an issue so what do you suggest ?
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If you are going with the 265/70/17 you should not have any rubbing issues. with 275 on up you you would.
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Cost is not an issue so what do you suggest ?
I'd buy new rims with better backspacing to fit wider tires so you don't have any rubbing but that's just me. The steer stop tweak looks pretty simple and the washers work for many so that's probably the simplest route

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