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Old 10-31-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Tire for 04 Rubicon with stock Moabs

I'm looking into new tires the stock MTRs are LOUD and dont ride very smooth. I have narrowed it down to a couple tires, GY DuraTracks and the BFG KM2. I have done my reading on tirerack and they say that the BFG's are quieter ride better and wear better. So here are my two questions.

Question 1) Which ride better and quieter? The GY or the BFG?

Question 2) Is the 245/75/16 the biggest tire you can fit on a stock 04 rubicion? Can I go to 265/75/16 and not rub? What'sthe biggest/widest that wil fit with changing the steering?

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Old 10-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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on question 1. The GY will be quieter and better on the road. The bfg will perform better offroad but be louder on the road.

Both are fine offroad but the bfg km2 will do better in the mud and also has a stronger sidewall then the duratrac. The duratrac will be better on the road but still perform very well off. Being that your in fl sipping on a tire doesn't mean as much for you as someone who see's snow, in which the duratrac is sipped and the km2 is not

as to question 2. The 265/75 is basically a 31.5/10.5. You can go to it with maybe just a little rub at full lock but thats just a maybe. They will work but the only real down fall i can think of is you will loose a little bit of room for flex.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Ok...I am also researching an OME 2" suspension lift. That should allow me run the 265/75 with lots of space. Although a 32" tire would probably fit fine after the lift and be a better tire size correct?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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yeah a 2in ome and the 265's would leave plenty of room for flex. You could go to 285's but would then want to add a 1-1.25 bl to get that room for flex back.. there is no metric size tire you can run that would be a true 32 in tire TMK. If you don't want to add a bl then the 265's would be great
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to end up with the DuraTracs sicne I will be spending a lot more time on road. Also everything I have read says they do awesome on the trails as well.

What I think I will do is go ahead and put the 265s on now. I really want rid of the MTRs that are currently on the Jeep. They are super loud and low on tread. Since I doubt I will be able to get the lift done soon the 265s are going to have to ride on the Stock Rubi for a month or two but from what you said that should work out ok.

Another question, I think I know the answer to but I want to check anyway, is will there be any issue putting the 265/75/16 DuraTracs on the stock Moab wheels??
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nope theyll be fine ;]
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Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to end up with the DuraTracs sicne I will be spending a lot more time on road. Also everything I have read says they do awesome on the trails as well.

What I think I will do is go ahead and put the 265s on now. I really want rid of the MTRs that are currently on the Jeep. They are super loud and low on tread. Since I doubt I will be able to get the lift done soon the 265s are going to have to ride on the Stock Rubi for a month or two but from what you said that should work out ok.

Another question, I think I know the answer to but I want to check anyway, is will there be any issue putting the 265/75/16 DuraTracs on the stock Moab wheels??
Hey Will, Post a pic or two when you get them installed. I am thinking about the same size tires for my Rubi. I am also thinking about painting he moabs with a darker grey or charcoal in the recess areas and painting the faces silver. They would look like the mamba wheels on quadratec. Bunk
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Just an FYI....I ordered an OME Ultimate lift kit, Old Man Emu Ultimate TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com, from DPG today. Dirk is a really good guy. Talked to me for over an hour to be sure that I got the right lit with right springs to perfectly fit with the bumpers, winch, and amount of lift I wanted.

With the lift I purchased I'm acutally going to go with 33/12.50/15 DuraTracs. So I will be selling 5 Moabs with MTRs on them. Spare is brand new the other tires a used. Asking $500 for the set.

Once I get the lift on in a couple weeks I will post up picutre in a before and after thread.
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Yo, WillSea.

Was curious as to your final decision and results. I'm also thinking to go 2" OME lift with either 32's or 33's. Was curious to know what yours: looks like, how it rides, any additional parts or mods, what you think overall, etc.? Did you have to go with a body lift?

Hope you liked the results. Can you post some photos?

Thanks for any input on this.
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Just an FYI....I ordered an OME Ultimate lift kit, Old Man Emu Ultimate TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com, from DPG today. Dirk is a really good guy. Talked to me for over an hour to be sure that I got the right lit with right springs to perfectly fit with the bumpers, winch, and amount of lift I wanted.

With the lift I purchased I'm acutally going to go with 33/12.50/15 DuraTracs. So I will be selling 5 Moabs with MTRs on them. Spare is brand new the other tires a used. Asking $500 for the set.

Once I get the lift on in a couple weeks I will post up picutre in a before and after thread.
dirk is an awesome guy to work with. i bought this same kit a month ago and some 285/75 MTRs on stock moabs

i can post some pictures when i get back home from colorado on the 10th

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