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Old 02-09-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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New guy question here...my 2013 Wrangler stock wheels are 225's and I'd like to go to a bigger tire. Recently bought 17x9 XD Series rims with 5 BS....was thinking about going up in size to 275/70/17 tire. Will this setup work on my Jeep without rubbing? I'd like to go big as possible without a lift and without rubbing. Would appreciate any advice, thanks.

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Welcome to the forum!

They will fit but do yourself a favor and read the sticky on the JK Technical Forum. There is a lot of easy to read information there about what tires fit and what it takes plus a lot of other good info. It's good to learn the baseline information (facts) that we all agree on before you start getting wild recommendations from any of us.

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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Thanks, the info from the link was extremely helpful. Much appreciated!
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:08 AM   #6
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Thanks, the info from the link was extremely helpful. Much appreciated!
You're very welcome. I have it bookmarked because I'm thinking the same as you. I want a meatier tire but staying stock on the height as I have height restrictions where I park for work. I'm looking at a smaller rim with more rubbe.
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I've been looking at alot of tires and reading the online reviews....leaning towards the Hankook Dynapro A/T. It appears to be a good quality tire and a reasonable price...just trying to decide between the 265/70/17 or the 275/70/17.
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I've been looking at alot of tires and reading the online reviews....leaning towards the Hankook Dynapro A/T. It appears to be a good quality tire and a reasonable price...just trying to decide between the 265/70/17 or the 275/70/17.
I'm likely waiting until April when I get some more gift money so I'm doing as you are and spending my time researching. My stock 2012 JKU Sahara comes with 255/70/18 and I find them a little too skinny. I want a little more meat to them without sacrificing too much on mpg. Going down in rim size will make it more about the rubber.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:00 AM   #9
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I agree the meatier tires look way better. I currently have 225/75/16 on my stock JK Sport Unlimited and they look tiny, so any decent size tire will be a great improvement for me. But it's baby steps on a limited budget for now...
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I agree the meatier tires look way better. I currently have 225/75/16 on my stock JK Sport Unlimited and they look tiny, so any decent size tire will be a great improvement for me. But it's baby steps on a limited budget for now...
Is that a stock tire size??? I currently have the 255-75R17 SR-A's that came from factory, and I think even THOSE look itty bitty on my JKU...
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I agree the meatier tires look way better. I currently have 225/75/16 on my stock JK Sport Unlimited and they look tiny, so any decent size tire will be a great improvement for me. But it's baby steps on a limited budget for now...
The trick is to spend enough to ensure you're happy for a couple years. Some folks here seem to be able to afford to do redos, I need to do it right the first time. It's a balancing act... spend enough to be satisfied with the results so future money can go to other mods and not replacement of previous choices.
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New guy question here...my 2013 Wrangler stock wheels are 225's and I'd like to go to a bigger tire. Recently bought 17x9 XD Series rims with 5 BS....was thinking about going up in size to 275/70/17 tire. Will this setup work on my Jeep without rubbing? I'd like to go big as possible without a lift and without rubbing. Would appreciate any advice, thanks.
With the 5 inch backspacing, you will pick up more clearance than the 275's will eat up.
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That's good to know about the xtra clearance with the 5 back spacing....after further online reviews, the Hankook Dynapro AT doesn't sound so good (weak side walls and swaying at higher freeway speeds)... I'm looking for a reasonably priced A/T tire that handles well and not super noise on commute to work, and can handle the trails when I go off the beaten path to those "hard to get to" fishing and camping locations. Any recommendations would be appreciated...I'd like to get it right the first time when I move up from those tiny 225's.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #14
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I like the Firestones AT tires
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #15
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Toyo at2.. bfg at... general at2... firestone at... duratrac if you want a aggressive look
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Toyo at2.. bfg at... general at2... firestone at... duratrac if you want a aggressive look
I had the General AT2's on my Tacoma...AWESOME rubber at a great price. Performed well in everything but mud. Great in deep(ish) snow too. The only downside is that they aren't particularly aggressive looking IMHO. My next rubber will likely be a set of duratracs.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #17
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I'd like to catch the BFG All Terrain TAs on sale as they aren't cheap. I had 3 sets of them on my RWD trucks with the 8ft box and no weight. Great traction given the circumstances. I can only imagine what they'd be like on my JKU. And, the wear was amazing.
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Only thing with the BFG's is that they are 54 lbs compared to 47 lbs on the Firestones. The stock Wrangler 255/75/17 tires are 36 lbs. That weight difference will effect mileage.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:30 AM   #19
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This is true... they are heavier. It'd be so much simpler if there wasn't a compromise with every choice.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #20
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I put 265/75/16 Yokohama Geolander tires on mine weighing 50# each and then needed to upgrade shocks so there went another $325. Throw in a Procal to adjust tire height, $159, and you end up spending a lot of $$.
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After much debate, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the BFG A/T TA KO's, 265/70/17 on KMC XD Series Crank rims (matte black 17x9)....I gotta say it was worth the wait, this set up looks great (IMO). They look aggressive and come just just outside the fenders. They feel much more solid then the stock tires/wheels, and very little noise on the road. I got the wheels and line and the tires at Allen Tires (and a pretty good deal on both). I appreciate all the input from everyone.....it made me hold out until I was sure I did it tight the first time. Thanks again.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:05 AM   #22
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After much debate, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the BFG A/T TA KO's, 265/70/17 on KMC XD Series Crank rims (matte black 17x9)....I gotta say it was worth the wait, this set up looks great (IMO). They look aggressive and come just just outside the fenders. They feel much more solid then the stock tires/wheels, and very little noise on the road. I got the wheels and line and the tires at Allen Tires (and a pretty good deal on both). I appreciate all the input from everyone.....it made me hold out until I was sure I did it tight the first time. Thanks again.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #23
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My tech skills aren't the greatest....as soon as I figure out how to download pics on this site, I definitely will.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:18 PM   #24
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Did it feel at all sluggish with the extra weight?
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #25
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No, but when the wheels hit a rut in the road you could feel it. Had to go to Rancho 9000 shocks to remedy that.
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Hey Gord P, click on my garage to see the pic....I think I figured out how to download one.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:53 PM   #27
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They look great! Went with the black sidewalls out...nice.

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