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Old 10-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation HELP: Tire size to fit 17"x9" rims

Hi all

Just bought my first Wrangler, a 2011 Orange JK model and I'm loving it!
Just purchased a set of 17" x 9" rims, and have 3 questions:
1. Can the stock tires fit on my new rims?
2. What's the biggest tire dimensions that would suit best?
3. I have looked around and there are many types of tires (AT/MT...) what are the differences & what would be best suited for me if I mostly travel highway/city?

Your help will be much appreciated!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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Assuming your stock rims are 17" with a 255/75/17 they will fit a 9" wheel as long as you do not air down for rock crawling. You can fit a 33" tire w/out a lift, but ideally you would at least want a leveling kit (AEV, Teraflex, etc.). Honestly you can't go wrong with a Duratrac for an at/mt tire. Not only are they light for their size but they have excellent on/off road capabilities according to everything that I've read. Since they are siped they'll do well in the rain. You find more good than bad that's for sure. FWIW I ordered 285/70/17 (33x11.5) for my 17x9 wheels which should arrive this week. Do not overinflate the tire; most folks suggest that you run 29-30 psi.

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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X2 but I would also take a look at the Falken Wild Peaks. They are a great tire and are easier to find than the DuraTracs. They are getting harder and harder to find. The Falkens also come with a milage warranty!

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, however living in China makes it difficult to get a hold of certain items. In this case, both the duratrac & Wild peaks are a no go. I found a tire that I like, but would like some opinions about this tire if someone can share. The tire i'm interested in is: GoodYear Wrangler Silent Armour 275/65R17 115T

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