New Tires and Wheels for my JKU sport. Help Please! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
New Tires and Wheels for my JKU sport. Help Please!

I will start by thanking everyone on this forum for the amount of information I have obtained lurking the past few months from the deciding on what Wrangler we wanted to the accessories after purchase. A couple weeks ago my wife and I purchased our first Jeep Wrangler and we are hooked . We went with the JKU sport in billet.
It is time to get rid of the 29 inch tires and upgrade the wheels and tires. I have a chance at what I consider a good deal on a set of 5 17x9 inch rims with 5 back spacing. I am debating on matching them up with either the BFG ATs in a 275 70 17 or the Good Year DuraTrac 285 70 17 (or other brands in this size). I have no plans of adding any kind of lift. The majority if not all of our off road driving will be on the beach. The rest will be highway driving on trips and around town. I am leaning towards the BFGs since I think they are the biggest tire I can fit without worry of any rubbing. I have read many posts on the 285 70 17s and it seems mixed on their fit on a stock JKU. My goal is an AT tire that I will be big as possible while keeping everything on the Jeep stock other than the wheels. Any thoughts or suggestions from those running similar set ups would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again. Trey.

obxjku is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
dawhitesJKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SoCal 714/562
Posts: 3,361
Send a message via Yahoo to dawhitesJKU
Ur definitely ok with the 285/70/17. I have em and no rubbing whatsoever even with the splash guard...no trimming necessary. Just bolt em up and go.

__________________
Eat, Sleep, Jeep

2012 JKU Flame Red - Gone
2014 Cherokee Trailhawk - Gone
2014 JKU Billet Willys - Active
dawhitesJKU is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
stad33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawhitesjku View Post
ur definitely ok with the 285/70/17. I have em and no rubbing whatsoever even with the splash guard...no trimming necessary. Just bolt em up and go.
^^^
+1
stad33 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC