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Old 02-17-2013, 12:24 AM   #541
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would a 285/75/16 fit without any spacers if they are on a 16x8 rim with 4 inch backspacing?
see my posting above with 4.5" bs and not close to touching at full lock both ways and you will have another .5" of clearance with 4" bs

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im definatly new to this whole thing. and a little eager to make something my own.

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im definatly new to this whole thing. and a little eager to make something my own.
with 4" back spacing tho you will be sticking out from the flares with 285/75's
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Just wanted to add to this great post...
Running 285/70R 17 on stock JKUS
Had to put washers in the steering to stop minor rubbing at hard turns but thats it for now...
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I have a 2010 Sport, with stock suspension and Smittybilt XRC fender flares. I was wonder if I can put 35" Duratracs on with 17x8" rims with a 4.5" back spacing?
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From my understanding, and reading the sitckied post at the top of this forum, the biggest you can put on stock suspension is 33". You would most likely at least need a budget boost. I will be putting 35" tires on my Jeep eventually, and will get a 2.5" lift kit to accommodate.
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2012 jeep unlimited wrangler . 17 inch rims. Completely stock. With a 2 inch budget boost what would be the best 33 inchers to get. I heard in a 33 inch tire you would need no more than 10 inches in tire width for no rubbing. If so what can I do to allow a little wider of a tire . Any help Is greatly appreciated.
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Is it the stock 17" rim? That is the key. The backspacing on the stock rims will most likely cause issues going to 33" tires. It did for me at least. If you are not talking about the stock rims, we would need to know the backspacing on your rims to answer accurately.

And read the stickied post - Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer! - lots of great information.
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Soliciting advice...

I am unexpectedly looking at having to replace my stock M/T's at 20,000 miles. An expense I had not figured on...so, while I was considering spacers/wheels/leveling kit/lift combos at some point in the future, for right now, I just don't see those things happening.

So, I'm stuck with stock wheels for now. Ideally, I'd like taller tires this time around. Based on what I've learned throughout this thread, I'm looking at 255/80/17's. That's fine, I like the look, I'm okay with "pizza cutters".

The problem is, there aren't many choices in that size. In fact, I can only find one: KM2's. I was really hoping for something in more of an all-terrain tire cuz the MT's I have now do not serve a purpose for me. I've checked a few websites (Tire Rack, Discount Tire) some show no tires in that size at all, others show the KM2. So, I'm assuming that's my one option.

So, I guess my question is, what would you do given my scenerio? Go with the KM2's? Stick to the stock tire size (way more options there)? Bite the bullet on wheelspacers to make a different size tire work? Something else?
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And read the stickied post - Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer! - lots of great information.
That's this thread, no?
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Soliciting advice...

I am unexpectedly looking at having to replace my stock M/T's at 20,000 miles. An expense I had not figured on...so, while I was considering spacers/wheels/leveling kit/lift combos at some point in the future, for right now, I just don't see those things happening.

So, I'm stuck with stock wheels for now. Ideally, I'd like taller tires this time around. Based on what I've learned throughout this thread, I'm looking at 255/80/17's. That's fine, I like the look, I'm okay with "pizza cutters".

The problem is, there aren't many choices in that size. In fact, I can only find one: KM2's. I was really hoping for something in more of an all-terrain tire cuz the MT's I have now do not serve a purpose for me. I've checked a few websites (Tire Rack, Discount Tire) some show no tires in that size at all, others show the KM2. So, I'm assuming that's my one option.

So, I guess my question is, what would you do given my scenerio? Go with the KM2's? Stick to the stock tire size (way more options there)? Bite the bullet on wheelspacers to make a different size tire work? Something else?
you shouldn't have a problem fitting a 285/70 r17 on your rig. might, might have a little rub on the air dam at full left lock or full right lock (steering) but you should be okay.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #552
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That's this thread, no?

You are correct! Sorry about that.
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you shouldn't have a problem fitting a 285/70 r17 on your rig. might, might have a little rub on the air dam at full left lock or full right lock (steering) but you should be okay.
The air dam will be coming off when I get my JCR bumper, which should be in a day or two. So that cures that, right?

So, something of a Duratrac variety will be fine, then? It seems like, from thread to thread about tires there's no difinitive as to whether the 285/70/17 will rub...some say absolutely, some say not at all, some say only at full flex or just on the air dam. Sometimes it's gets confusing when you read through so much material .

Thanks for the help!
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The air dam will be coming off when I get my JCR bumper, which should be in a day or two. So that cures that, right?

So, something of a Duratrac variety will be fine, then? It seems like, from thread to thread about tires there's no difinitive as to whether the 285/70/17 will rub...some say absolutely, some say not at all, some say only at full flex or just on the air dam. Sometimes it's gets confusing when you read through so much material .

Thanks for the help!
Are you going to go offroad? I have the same setup on stock wheels and rub offroad. I'm probably putting washers too until I can afford new wheels.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #555
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sticky vote YES!!!

Data input: I searched far & wide for "biggest tire" possible to stuff on the stock 18" 08JK configuration.

My long-time tire shop determined 275/65/18 for the Kelly TRS was maximum without lift/different rims.

They have proven to be wonderful for my use as DD and general rain/mud/mountain pass snow/ice.

The front bump stop had to be screwed out about 1/4" to keep clear of any contact at full turn L or R.

Despite the circumference being "the same" as stock Duelers, I have dropped about 1.5 mpg and the auto tranny spends less time in OD.

While stock my 3.73 diffs would run 55-60mph at about 1800 rpm, and known roads with slight up/down sections, could cruise without downshift. With the extra rubber those same slight rises always provoke downshift. And many places I simply turn OD off due to the wandering shift pattern.

It appears to me, there is a crucial rolling resistance at the normal highway speed, that is changed by the subtle tire change. While I doubt the added weight is responsible, the results I've had suggest you can't have maximum mpg [not that most here are expecting that] and maximum traction at the same time.
one thing to be mindful of here is tire WEIGHT.... sometimes tires with the same size can vary 10-15 pounds in weight...even if the same circumference...
i'm looking at 275/65-18 Bridgestone Dueler REVO for my Sahara.... an inch wider, same height and within 2 pounds of stock tire weight..
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Soliciting advice...

I am unexpectedly looking at having to replace my stock M/T's at 20,000 miles. An expense I had not figured on...so, while I was considering spacers/wheels/leveling kit/lift combos at some point in the future, for right now, I just don't see those things happening.

So, I'm stuck with stock wheels for now. Ideally, I'd like taller tires this time around. Based on what I've learned throughout this thread, I'm looking at 255/80/17's. That's fine, I like the look, I'm okay with "pizza cutters".

The problem is, there aren't many choices in that size. In fact, I can only find one: KM2's. I was really hoping for something in more of an all-terrain tire cuz the MT's I have now do not serve a purpose for me. I've checked a few websites (Tire Rack, Discount Tire) some show no tires in that size at all, others show the KM2. So, I'm assuming that's my one option.

So, I guess my question is, what would you do given my scenerio? Go with the KM2's? Stick to the stock tire size (way more options there)? Bite the bullet on wheelspacers to make a different size tire work? Something else?
285/70/r17s will be really close to a 33x10.5x17 Cooper makes them the size in ATPs, AT3s, and STTs. I have the ATPs and like them, its fairly aggressive looking and yet very smooth on the highway.
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Are you going to go offroad? I have the same setup on stock wheels and rub offroad. I'm probably putting washers too until I can afford new wheels.
The off-roading I do is fairly light because I have no skills yet. I do want to get out and do more with some friends, though. But, I doubt I'd have the ovaries to get too crazy .
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285/70/r17s will be really close to a 33x10.5x17 Cooper makes them the size in ATPs, AT3s, and STTs. I have the ATPs and like them, its fairly aggressive looking and yet very smooth on the highway.
Another member PM'd me this same advice...good to know cuz those tires are significantly less expensive than Dura's .
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Another member PM'd me this same advice...good to know cuz those tires are significantly less expensive than Dura's .
The Cooper AT3s look like good tires, I almost bought those but went with safari TSRs. They were about 50 less than duratracs and basically the same tire.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #560
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295/70/18. Found a set of wheels & Nittos i really want. My 09 JKU has no lift. Do you think these will work with just a leveling kit? I don't do any off roading, just a DD & lake rig
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How much over can you safely go wheel versus tire width? I.e. Widest tire you can mount on a 16x7, 16x8, etc... Backspacing issues aside. I know there are possible wear issues involved with tires being pulled in more etc.
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most tire manufacturers have a rim width range recommendation for thier tires on thier web sites.
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most tire manufacturers have a rim width range recommendation for thier tires on thier web sites.
Thanks! Indeed they do! After reading your reply, went searching. Lots of info on the BF and GY sites!
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stock 18s

OK I was looking through and I know that this is probably the wrong thread, but it is a tire question. I know everyone here is talking about what will fit on stock rims. I have the 18" stock and am putting on a 3.5" lift. I am trying to use the stock rims and trying to figure out what the largest tire I can use on my stock 18s. Any advise or a thread link would be greatly appreciated.
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I thought I wanted to keep my stock 18s when I go to bigger tires as well. But after looking into it a bit more, Ive discoved that smaller might be better. The same size tire on a 15in rim is almost half the price as on a 18in rim. So Im thinking new tires and new 15s or 16s for the same money as 18s.
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OK i have/had been reading this for a while. I am attempting to purchase tires in the near future for a set of tires i just bought. My Stock JK has 255 / 75R / 17. I was looking at the General Grabber AT2 or the Nitto Trail Grappler. I want an aggressive looking all terrain tire for these rims. The size i was looking at I am not even sure if they fit : 265 / 70 / 17. Does anyone know if these will in fact fit and if they do or do not if they can suggest another tire or tell me if they will rub??? I am so confused when it comes to tires and just want to get this done while i got cash in hand... Thanks so much in advance...
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I am trying to use the stock rims and trying to figure out what the largest tire I can use on my stock 18s.
That's answered in the first post in this thread.
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My Stock JK has 255 / 75R / 17. . . . . The size i was looking at I am not even sure if they fit : 265 / 70 / 17. Does anyone know if these will in fact fit and if they do or do not if they can suggest another tire or tell me if they will rub???
They'll fit--they're slightly shorter and wider (31.6" x 10.4") than your current tires (32" x 10"). The difference is minuscule.

Just google "tire size calculator" and you'll find a number of websites where you can plug in tire sizes and get understandable numbers. I have an app I use.

The first post in this thread will give you info on how big of a tire will fit on an unmodded JK.
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Just got my new JK 2door, it has the el cheapo steal rims on it. After doing much research and measuring I've decided to get some LT265-75-R16 Duratracs for some better traction in the sand, dirt, and shallow mud holes. I was wondering if that set up will work, as far as seating the bead correctly and still leaving enough clearance so I can climb a curb hear and there? Has anyone seen the factory steelyz painted? If so can someone post a picture, can't seem to find anything anywhere. Thanks
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Just got my new JK 2door, it has the el cheapo steal rims on it. After doing much research and measuring I've decided to get some LT265-75-R16 Duratracs for some better traction in the sand, dirt, and shallow mud holes. I was wondering if that set up will work, as far as seating the bead correctly and still leaving enough clearance so I can climb a curb hear and there? Has anyone seen the factory steelyz painted? If so can someone post a picture, can't seem to find anything anywhere. Thanks
I don't know the dimensions of the stock wheel. I doubt it has enough backspacing for tires much larger than the ones you're asking about. That size duratrac fits on a 7-8" wide wheel. Check out tirerack.com or the tire manufacturer's website for the specs.

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