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Old 07-04-2013, 01:30 AM   #751
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can i pick your brain some more? the Pro Comp wheels come in 15x8, 15x10, 16x8, 16x10, 17x9 and 18x9. so trying to prevent fender rub or turning problems, i assume a 33" tire on the 15x10 or 16x10 will work as long as there is a 4.5 or less back space. yes? so what numbers on the tire will work? P???/??R15 or 16? does this make sense? it's getting late, i'm fading. thanks.

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can i pick your brain some more? the Pro Comp wheels come in 15x8, 15x10, 16x8, 16x10, 17x9 and 18x9. so trying to prevent fender rub or turning problems, i assume a 33" tire on the 15x10 or 16x10 will work as long as there is a 4.5 or less back space. yes? so what numbers on the tire will work? P???/??R15 or 16? does this make sense? it's getting late, i'm fading. thanks.

A 10" wide wheel will work but honestly I would avoid them. Your tire will be pushed further out past the fender. A 8" wheel will hold a bead better when aired down.
The diameter won't make any difference. Well ... Not all 15's fit and may rub the brake caliper.
Also tires tend to be cheaper on smaller wheels.
Find a tire you like and post it up. We can help with wheel size if you are still unsure.

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can i pick your brain some more? the Pro Comp wheels come in 15x8, 15x10, 16x8, 16x10, 17x9 and 18x9. so trying to prevent fender rub or turning problems, i assume a 33" tire on the 15x10 or 16x10 will work as long as there is a 4.5 or less back space. yes? so what numbers on the tire will work? P???/??R15 or 16? does this make sense? it's getting late, i'm fading. thanks.
I'm not 100% sure on the procomps...but here are some setups that are proven to work with no rub (on road) with maybe a trim of the air dam (no big deal).

For 17's. Duratracs 285/70/17 (considered a 33" tire) on Level 8 tracker rims which are 17x8.5 with 4.5" backspacing. According to research i've done and other member's set ups, this set up works with stock height with no on-road rub.

16's. I have no idea.

15's. The 'combo'. Very popular, looks bad ass, and great price. I haven't pulled the trigger yet on this because I may do a lift and 35's. But if i went w 33's I think this would be it. Duratracs 33x12.5x15 on level 8 tracker 15x8 wheel with 3.75" backspacing. Procomps might work just dont know for sure.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #754
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Why wouldn't you do 35s on 15" rims? Just curious as im thinking about this because of cost.
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Why wouldn't you do 35s on 15" rims? Just curious as im thinking about this because of cost.
cmaggi, i think your question was for me? I just like the look of the 35's on 17's that's all. I think I've seen pics with guys running 15's and 35's. That's cool. Plus for me, I'm on road (not off) as a dd 99.9% of the time and I think the 17 on the 35's will give better behavior (less sidewall flex, more responsive steering, etc). Hope this helps
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cmaggi, i think your question was for me? I just like the look of the 35's on 17's that's all. I think i've seen pics with guys running 15's and 35's. That's cool. Plus for me, i'm on road (not off) as a dd 99.9% of the time and i think the 17 on the 35's will give better behavior (less sidewall flex, more responsive steering, etc). Hope this helps
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Wow there is so much information in this thread! I'm a newbie to the JK world, so sorry for the probably dumb questions ahead. I have a 2010 Sahara Unlimited, with stock tires and wheels. Like many others, I want a more aggressive look and finally went out to a couple tire places yesterday to make a purchase. From what I have read on these forums, I think I should be ok with going to a 285/70/17 with no modifications. I went to three tire stores and two of the three told me I should never go from an 18" to a 17" tire. They both started rattling off a bunch of problems I cold have dong this. I'm the type of person that probably over thinks every purchase over $10, and needless to say these guys worried me a little bit.

Am I ok going from from the 255/70/18 stock to a 285/70/17 tire and wheel on my 2010 Sahara Unlimited? Before I drop all this money, want to be sure I'm doing the right thing. These guys at two different places worried me a little. The guy at Discount Tire told me it would be no problem.

Still undecided on what exact tire and wheel. I'm sure that makes a difference too doesn't it?

Sorry for the million questions!

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #758
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this is the Pro Comp wheel i'd like to get for my new Sahara. It's series 8179. The tires are a BF Goodrich KM2 33". I'm just not sure what size wheels these are. I just like the look of these wheels. i too will be on the pavement 99% of the time so the tires aren't the issue, i just want those wheels. so 16's would be easier to work with than the 15's? how about the availability of tires for 17's
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different photo of Pro Comp wheels

surely this has to be a 10 inch wheel with 33 inch tires. what do you think?
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this is the Pro Comp wheel i'd like to get for my new Sahara. It's series 8179. The tires are a BF Goodrich KM2 33". I'm just not sure what size wheels these are. I just like the look of these wheels. i too will be on the pavement 99% of the time so the tires aren't the issue, i just want those wheels. so 16's would be easier to work with than the 15's? how about the availability of tires for 17's
Looks sharp... nice wheel and rim combo
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #761
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Is 3.5in of BS too much? If I have an 8in wheel and -19 offset, thats about 3.3in BS correct?
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Before and after pics

Heres some before and after pics of my 2012 JKUR w/flat fenders.

35s - Before And After Photos by Chooch_album | Photobucket
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:40 AM   #763
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Heres some before and after pics of my 2012 JKUR w/flat fenders.

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No lift? looks good. Time to get the sawzall out and fix the rubirails and front bumper.
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No lift? looks good. Time to get the sawzall out and fix the rubirails and front bumper.
Did it as soon as I got home.👍
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #765
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Ugh... Anyone have experience with ride quality of Duratrac 33x12.5x15s vs Duratrac 285/70R17s? Both are 33s, but the latter is a 17" option which I might have to do based on wheel choice. I prefer the look of the 12.5 width, but I might have to go with 17s...

Biggest concern is differing load ranges between the standards and metrics, and how that might impact ride quality and/or noise.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #766
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No lift

2013 JK sport 17 factory wheels what largest tire size you can do don't want to replace wheels unless I have to
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2013 JK sport 17 factory wheels what largest tire size you can do don't want to replace wheels unless I have to
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The largest tire you can fit without a chance of problems on road is a 33x10 tire (also called a “pizza cutter”). An example is the 255/80/17 BFG KM2. Because this tire is the same width as most stock JK tires, there is no issue on road, despite the larger diameter. You can run this size without issue.
You can go up to 35" with no lift, but it will involve spacers, flat flares and a sawzall.

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #768
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I read about 400+ posts here and think I got the point about rubbing, backspacing, etc. I am planning on installing a 2" Mopar lift kit (coil springs, shocks, track bar, etc.) and then replacing the wheels (more backspacing and 16" or 17") and tires on my 2013 Sahara. I believe I understand what I need to do to avoid rubbing, but I am concerned about the spare tire. What is the largest size tire that will fit on the OEM spare tire carrier? What is the largest that will fit without blocking the 3rd brake light? And, at what size do I have to consider replacing the hinges with something more heavy-duty? Also, if I get lighter wheels (AVE's seem pretty light), will this effect the size of the tire that can be carried with keeping the OEM hinges?
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I read about 400+ posts here and think I got the point about rubbing, backspacing, etc. I am planning on installing a 2" Mopar lift kit (coil springs, shocks, track bar, etc.) and then replacing the wheels (more backspacing and 16" or 17") and tires on my 2013 Sahara. I believe I understand what I need to do to avoid rubbing, but I am concerned about the spare tire. What is the largest size tire that will fit on the OEM spare tire carrier? What is the largest that will fit without blocking the 3rd brake light? And, at what size do I have to consider replacing the hinges with something more heavy-duty? Also, if I get lighter wheels (AVE's seem pretty light), will this effect the size of the tire that can be carried with keeping the OEM hinges?
I believe size wise a 35" will fit but jeep themselves only recommend 50lbs on the spare carrier so anything over that you take your chances. My combo weighs 82lb and I got a teraflex hinge and it was well worth the money to me. there is a vendor on another forum that sells them for under $400 shipped.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:25 PM   #770
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You can go up to 35" with no lift, but it will involve spacers, flat flares and a sawzall.

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That is the recipe I used. Except I got new wheels instead spacers.
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Im about to get my 285/75r17 tires, I'll go to install them on a stock sport unlimited, with no lift and original wheels. I know I need add washers to the steering stops.

Tomorrow Ill upload some pictures and comments.
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Im about to get my 285/75r17 tires, I'll go to install them on a stock sport unlimited, with no lift and original wheels. I know I need add washers to the steering stops.

Tomorrow Ill upload some pictures and comments.
this what I'm gonna do soon. what brand tires?
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Need some help!! Buying tires and wheels for my JK soon, I dont want to rub and Im not lifting, I will rarely off road if ever, Im going with the Blackrock 909 (15's), as far as the tires I want Duratracs. The tire sizes Im stuck between are 33x12.5r15, 33x10.5r15, and 31x10.5r15. I love the wide tire look but I dont want rubbing problems. The only modification I have to my Jeep is Rugged Ridge RRC rock sliders.

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this what I'm gonna do soon. what brand tires?[/QUOTE

Goodrich KM2, in the beginning, I though to order Mickey Thomson but I'm pretty sure MT doesn't have that size.
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285/75R17
washers on steering stops, airdam shaved. No rub on road.

In a couple of weeks I'll go off road to check.
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Anyone??

Need some help!! Buying tires and wheels for my JK soon, I dont want to rub and Im not lifting, I will rarely off road if ever, Im going with the Blackrock 909 (15's), as far as the tires I want Duratracs. The tire sizes Im stuck between are 33x12.5r15, 33x10.5r15, and 31x10.5r15. I love the wide tire look but I dont want rubbing problems. The only modification I have to my Jeep is Rugged Ridge RRC rock sliders.

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #777
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Going to pull the trigger on AEV Pintlers and 285/70/17 Duratracs for my unlifted 2014 Unlimited Sahara. Mainly a daily driver with *very* occasional and *light* offroading.

I would really prefer the 33x12.5x15 DTs, but I want Pintlers...

Thanks to everyone in this thread, I'm hoping to have made a good choice!
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Anyone??

Need some help!! Buying tires and wheels for my JK soon, I dont want to rub and Im not lifting, I will rarely off road if ever, Im going with the Blackrock 909 (15's), as far as the tires I want Duratracs. The tire sizes Im stuck between are 33x12.5r15, 33x10.5r15, and 31x10.5r15. I love the wide tire look but I dont want rubbing problems. The only modification I have to my Jeep is Rugged Ridge RRC rock sliders.

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I'm no expert... Do you know what the backspacing is on the 909s?

I think you can do any of those 3 tire choices without a lift, provided the 909 backspacing is 4.5 or less.... Others will know better. The only knowledge I have is from reading (mainly) this thread.
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Great Info

Great info, based on this information I will probably go with 285 or 295 x 70 x 17. This will allow me to keep my stock Rubicon wheels yet step up a bit on the tire size. Thanks again guys...awesome site
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i've got a 2013 Sahara JK and want to eventually put a 2.5" lift kit and new wheels / tires. This may have been answered in the 779 earlier posts, but once you change wheel / tire size, what steps are needed to get the odometer re-calibrated? how about the tire sensors? I assume different tires need different pressure, not to mention when you deflate them for offroad?

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