So I just put a 2.5 lift on my jeep. I want to get some tires that are really aggressive( mud terrain probably) but I am lost. Everyone talks about 33's or 35's but all tires I have ever known come in sizes like 225/75r16( just random numbers there). So anybody want to help explain how mud tire sizing works and have any suggestions?
That's another problem, I don't know. I was planning on getting new rims also so I am up for suggestions . I don't plan on doing anything really crazy. A few trails and maybe a little mud here and there. No rocks.
15' aluminum w/ 4.5 or less backspacing, 16' w/ 4.5 or less bs, or 17 w/ 4.5 or less bs. with the trails you will be running, you can pick your poison. for rocks, i'd stay with the cheapest solution possible (expect to get it a lil roughed up)
now the tires. below are the sizes that the majority of our members have. since you have a lift, any of the sizes will suit you.
if your conscientious about mpg, and use your rig for dual purpose i would recommend 33's instead of 35's.
Rule of thumb....stay light!!
i did research for 6 months before pulling the trigger with my setup. with the help and knowledge from fellow members, i was able to get the perfect combination to achieve my goal...right now i'm at a healthy 19-20mpg on 285/70/17's.
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Here is a useful tire size calculator as well that helps you compare different sizes to what you currently have. If you have the stock sahara set-up (looking at your avatar) you can punch in the 255/70/18 and go from there trying out different size combinations to see the difference.
be advised that the numbers given does not equate to the actual size when properly mounted/inflated. my 285/70/17 came up to 32 inches instead of 32.71 as advertised. also, the 305/65/17 are not actually popular in size due to price. you could go a different route to save some extra money. if your satisfied with the 305/65/17...it will fit.