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Old 11-14-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Suggest a tire please?

I would like to get some suggestions on tires please. Here is my info:
- '13 unlimited sport
- Everything is stock
- Tires to go onto stock 17" wheels
- My jeep is my daily driver
- wanting something that would be an aggressive AT tire or good quite MT.
- Must do well in the mud and we don't get much snow or ice around here (very little if at all).
- want to be able to run them with jeep being stock
- please be specific as to make/model/size
- trying to not break the bank either. LOL

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Old 11-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Toyo open country AT2's or Open country m/t in 285/70-17. might need to run some spacers in your bump stops or get some spider trax 1.5" wheel spacers other than that nothing else needed.

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I have Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75R/17 on stock 17" wheels with a 2.5" lift. They have been excellent thus far (about 4000 mostly road miles). You could get a different size if you plan on keeping your Jeep stock. Since yours is your DD, these are a good choice because they are nearly silent.

They have performed excellently on wet and dry pavement and I have been amazed how well they do offroad (not rock-crawling) for an A/T. Can't wait to see how they do in some deeper snow.

Nitto makes excellent tires as I've put them on my wife's Land Rover as well. Haven't tried their mud tires but I know they make a good one.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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Toyo open country AT2's or Open country m/t in 285/70-17. might need to run some spacers in your bump stops or get some spider trax 1.5" wheel spacers other than that nothing else needed.
I have Toyo at2 285/75/17 on stock suspension. I use it as a daily driver and I drive it open highway for work. Best aggressive at, has a great warranty, and good for all weather. You will need spacers on stock tire though.



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I have Toyo at2 285/75/17 on stock suspension. I use it as a daily driver and I drive it open highway for work. Best aggressive at, has a great warranty, and good for all weather. You will need spacers on stock tire though.



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Since it is a DD, what are your expectations on noise level, durability and ride? Many of these tires provide very good traction but differ in these areas.
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Since it is a DD, what are your expectations on noise level, durability and ride? Many of these tires provide very good traction but differ in these areas.
Toyos are quiet and durable. I know lots of people think that because they are E rated they are rough but they are not. I am on my second set and when these wear out they will be replaced with the same again.
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I would like to get some suggestions on tires please. Here is my info:
- '13 unlimited sport
- Everything is stock
- Tires to go onto stock 17" wheels
- My jeep is my daily driver
- wanting something that would be an aggressive AT tire or good quite MT.
- Must do well in the mud and we don't get much snow or ice around here (very little if at all).
- want to be able to run them with jeep being stock
- please be specific as to make/model/size
- trying to not break the bank either. LOL

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
There are a lot of good tires out there. As jadmt suggested, Toyo's are a great tire. I personally have only heard good things. The Toyo AT2 is an excellent all around AT with a 65,000-mile warranty. It comes in a Passenger and light truck tire.
P285/70R17 48lbs. (One of the lightest AT's on the market)
LT285/75R17 @ 56lbs. (E rated)
The Toyo Open Country MT is one tough tire! But being tough means a heavy tire, LT285/70R17 weighs in at 66lbs. That's a pound heavier than my 315/70R17's. lol
There is a new segment in off road tires. Right now they are being called hybrids. More aggressive than most AT tires and quieter and longer lasting tread life than MT tires.
Here are a couple of options
Dick Cepek Fun Country LT285/70R17 59lbs. (E rated)
Link Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels

Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 LT285/70R17 59lbs (E rated)
link Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
This is the tire I have on my Jeep and love it. I live in socal and there are rocks everywhere out here. Strong sidewalls and are great so far on road for DD.
Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 LT285/70R17(weight unknown D rated)
link http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...49&plID=109194

And for what it's worth, The Goodyear Duratrac kinda started this category. And I am sure you have heard about them.
The majority of MT's I see on the road and off road around where I live is the Goodyear MTRK. And my friends rave about them.
I hope this helps and good luck with your search.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain 285/70/17 available in SL (comfy passenger) or D (truck) ratings
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Cooper Discovery AT3's 285/70/17.
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toyo open country mts... very quiet mud terrain.. shed crap on the trail like it's its job... and well yeah - they're heavy and e-rated... but they last and perform...

very happy.... now - i'm moving this thread to the tire and wheel forum
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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I think this might be what your looking for.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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I think this might be what your looking for.

That's funny right there. I wonder how those handle. LOL

I'll do some checking into the suggestions made thus far. At one time I had been looking at the Nitto Trail Grapplers and I think they make a size that matches the factory tire so no mods would be required.

Thanks for the info so far. I appreciate it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #14
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Can I ask what are ppls general idea of wheel spacers for yj's I have a 95 on 33s and they scrub the frame when I turn and I'm not quite ready for new wheels yet so I thought about 2" spacers to offset the wheel good idea or no it's a trail and mudding rig only not really a street / daily driver
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Goodyear duratrac 285/70/17.
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From my understanding, if I'm running a completely stock jeep and want to run the 285/70/17 size tires I've seen suggested here I will need to either get new rims that have 4.5 back spacing or run some 1.5 spider trax spacers with my stock wheels in order to not rub.

Is this correct?
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From my understanding, if I'm running a completely stock jeep and want to run the 285/70/17 size tires I've seen suggested here I will need to either get new rims that have 4.5 back spacing or run some 1.5 spider trax spacers with my stock wheels in order to not rub.

Is this correct?
I can tell you for a fact on my 2014 jKUR with toyo 285/70-17's it rubbed on the sway bar with stock rims before adding the spidertrax 1.5" spacers and my my buddy with a 2014 JKU sport with the same tires and Sport S rims rubbed on the sway bar before adding spacers. He also rubbed on the front air dam, I did not because I took it off. If you are just driving around town probably no big deal as you can add a washer to your steering stops so you can not go full lock but off road you will rub.
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I can tell you for a fact on my 2014 jKUR with toyo 285/70-17's it rubbed on the sway bar with stock rims before adding the spidertrax 1.5" spacers and my my buddy with a 2014 JKU sport with the same tires and Sport S rims rubbed on the sway bar before adding spacers. He also rubbed on the front air dam, I did not because I took it off. If you are just driving around town probably no big deal as you can add a washer to your steering stops so you can not go full lock but off road you will rub.
Do you know if he rubbed on the front air dam after adding the 1.5 spacers? I've got a set, but if they are still going to rub with the spacers then I may have to just find a tire that's closer to stock size. I don't want to add washers to the steering stops and decrease my turning radius. That's one if the things I love about it....I can maneuver in small areas.
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Although I guess I could take the air dam off and put a skid plate on if its one that is a littler smaller or compact in relation to the stock air dam.

Don't know that I will like the look with it just removed and nothing in its place.

Any suggestions?
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Although I guess I could take the air dam off and put a skid plate on if its one that is a littler smaller or compact in relation to the stock air dam.

Don't know that I will like the look with it just removed and nothing in its place.

Any suggestions?
Take off the air dam now and see how you feel about the way it looks......
Or you could run 265/70/17's and then your speedometer will still be pretty accurate!
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nothing rubs with the spacers in place. I put the mopar skid plate on mine and it looks good and protects the sway bar motor. I actually think they look better without the plastic air dam. The Mopar skid is pretty low profile but is well made.

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