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Old 04-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #61
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are those new wheels 17"?

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Yessir 17's! After reading countless threads all day and night, I figured that the 285s will be right for me since I'll have more money saved up in two months to get my lift (4wheelparts jeep fest)

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From a cosmetic stand point only, 285s on a 2dr and 315s on a 4 dr. It looks the best, because of the ratio of Jeep size to tire size.
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From a cosmetic stand point only, 285s on a 2dr and 315s on a 4 dr. It looks the best, because of the ratio of Jeep size to tire size.
Was just about to post this. For a JKU, 315's. I went with 285's on my JK which I think is just right for 2dr with 2.5" of lift.

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Was just about to post this. For a JKU, 315's. I went with 285's on my JK which I think is just right for 2dr with 2.5" of lift.

Yes, that size tire and wheel on your 2 DR, looks like a perfect fit. In fact your Jk overall looks awesome!
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Will i still be able to use 6th gear and cruise control (i do a lot of highway driving) if i go with 285's and 3.21 gearing? i have exactly 2 hours to decide.
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Will i still be able to use 6th gear and cruise control (i do a lot of highway driving) if i go with 285's and 3.21 gearing? i have exactly 2 hours to decide.
Yes. Assuming you travel at normal highway speeds.
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thanks overblown! Now hopefully i don't change my mind within a few hours.
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thanks overblown! Now hopefully i don't change my mind within a few hours.
Just go for it. If you don't, you're only going to constantly be thinking about it in the back of your mind. That's no fun. Get them and be happy
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thanks overblown! Now hopefully i don't change my mind within a few hours.
post pictures when theyre on!!
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will do!! i just went there today (wheel shop) to talk to them. I'll have new shoes by thursday or friday. my 6 months of research is all but complete.

the only dilemma is that the toyo at2 that i want are on backorder. maybe i'll get the falken wildpeaks since they were on my list and not to mention cheaper. for the at2 and wheels....25xx, but i got it down to 2300 OTD.
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For another reference here is my JK with 285's and 1.5 Wheel spacers, no lift though.


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Lookin good! Can't wait for mine. Same setup.
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I get 16.3 MPG 4 door on the interstate

70 MPH is 2050 RPM, if I keep it 65 or less I get 17+
That is my experience as well after going to heavier LT285/70-17s. I took it on its first long highway trip since the new shoes and was getting the same MPG (at as per the EVIC) as I get in town (about 16.5); came back the same way and kept it to 65 and the average jumped up to 17.2. This was with a refuel and resetting the EVIC each way. My hand calculations were within .1.

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For another reference here is my JK with 285's and 1.5 Wheel spacers, no lift though.

Looks great!

I am apparently the odd man out, as I prefer the 285/70-17 on the 4dr, but I also prefer the tires to mostly sit inside the fender. With 8.5 wide r17 +18 backspace MB TKOS, my tread sits just inside the fender line, with the side wall sticking out, which is exactly the look I was looking for. No rubbing at full lock either way, and messing around on some high curbs no rubbing so far disconnected, although I assume I may catch the fender liner. I cannot really get a good test on that tough until I can really get off road, which will be in a couple of weeks.
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I went with the 315. When installed on 17x9 wheels with 32 psi they only measure 33.75
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^that looks sexy
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I also have the 2 1/2 inch lift on my Jeep.
I went with 285/75/17s over the 315/70/17s for a couple of reasons....
I wanted a tire that didn't stick out quite as far.
I wanted a lighter weight tire.
By doing so I saved about $60 per tire - that is quite a savings for 5 tires with not much difference in size. The biggest size difference is the 285s are about 1 inch smaller in width.
Our 285 barely fit on the stock carrier/bumper. It actually sat on the bumper ever so slightly. So yes it fits but it is a tight squeeze. The picture doesn't show the stock set up because we got a new bumper.
As for mpg - well I just don't bother looking any more.

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ImWhisper, do you have coils or a 2.5 leveling kit?
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my jeep being my dd and somewhat limited pockets, im definitely on the 33" wagon as well. leaning toward 16" wheels though, and duratracs come in a 305 for that size. same 33" height, but 12" wide instead of 11.22". anybody running/seen these? im hesitating between the two.
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nm, read something wrong
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ImWhisper, do you have coils or a 2.5 leveling kit?
The 2.5 spring kit from Teraflex.
Just added the 3/4" pucks in the back to cancel the sag from the added weight of the bumper. All level and happy now.

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Thanks. thats the stance i want. not too small and not too jack and the beanstalk big. It sits just right and gives the illusion of bigger tires.
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The 2.5 spring kit from Teraflex.
Just added the 3/4" pucks in the back to cancel the sag from the added weight of the bumper. All level and happy now.

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Just realized those are 285/75 not 70's lol. (34 vs. a 33) So, I'm curious what lift gain you got with your lift + pucks + spring sag compared to stock? Also, if you know/remember, what coil rate did you have from the factory? I like that look, but man 285/75's are expensive and only a few tires in that size. I gained about 2 3/4" in the rear over the factory 59 springs with my MC 2.5" lift, but I don't have any added weight from a bumper back there yet. My rear wheel wells already had some decent space, now they have even more. Not really ready to go to 35's yet though (32's right now) since that means extra $$$ for the axle reinforcements. Here's a shot of my current gaps with the lift, Ace rails, and stock bumpers front & rear, and 265/70/17 Duratracs.

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Good thread here guys. I am on the market for bigger tires (running stock wranglers sra on stock 17" wheels). I am looking to buy Daystar's 3" Comfort Ride Combo lift (3" lift + 1" body lift + shocks). I read a good review on 4Wheel Drive Magazine and it is a good (inexpensive) option for me. I want to keep the "stock" look on my '11 JKU. My question is if I get 285/75R17 Duratrac, do I clear my stock bumper on full turns? how about any other undercarriage / suspension parts? One more thing, what are your feelings about spacers? I sort of want to stay away them? Thanks in advanced for your comments.
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Good thread here guys. I am on the market for bigger tires (running stock wranglers sra on stock 17" wheels). I am looking to buy Daystar's 3" Comfort Ride Combo lift (3" lift + 1" body lift + shocks). I read a good review on 4Wheel Drive Magazine and it is a good (inexpensive) option for me. I want to keep the "stock" look on my '11 JKU. My question is if I get 285/75R17 Duratrac, do I clear my stock bumper on full turns? how about any other undercarriage / suspension parts? One more thing, what are your feelings about spacers? I sort of want to stay away them? Thanks in advanced for your comments.
I have 285 75 17 tires on 4.5 backspaced wheels. No rubbing on full turn left/right, and i was able to retain the front airdam as well. With the stock 17's, maybe some others might chime in since i don't want to give you a guesstimate.
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Good thread here guys. I am on the market for bigger tires (running stock wranglers sra on stock 17" wheels). I am looking to buy Daystar's 3" Comfort Ride Combo lift (3" lift + 1" body lift + shocks). I read a good review on 4Wheel Drive Magazine and it is a good (inexpensive) option for me. I want to keep the "stock" look on my '11 JKU. My question is if I get 285/75R17 Duratrac, do I clear my stock bumper on full turns? how about any other undercarriage / suspension parts? One more thing, what are your feelings about spacers? I sort of want to stay away them? Thanks in advanced for your comments.
33's should clear the bumper with no problems. I believe it's once you get to 35's or maybe 37's that it becomes an issue. You'll need spacers though with the factory wheels. As long as you get a good quality one like Spidertrax you should be fine. You definitely do not want the kind that just sandwich between the wheel and the hub.
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For another reference here is my JK with 285's and 1.5 Wheel spacers, no lift though.


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That is one good looking ride. That is the look I am looking for. Congrats!
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Good thread here guys. I am on the market for bigger tires (running stock wranglers sra on stock 17" wheels). I am looking to buy Daystar's 3" Comfort Ride Combo lift (3" lift + 1" body lift + shocks). I read a good review on 4Wheel Drive Magazine and it is a good (inexpensive) option for me. I want to keep the "stock" look on my '11 JKU. My question is if I get 285/75R17 Duratrac, do I clear my stock bumper on full turns? how about any other undercarriage / suspension parts? One more thing, what are your feelings about spacers? I sort of want to stay away them? Thanks in advanced for your comments.
Wilson...an alternative to consider is the Daystar 1.75" Comfort Level and Lift as well as finding some Rubicon takeoffs from a member or Craigslist assuming you have a Sport now. I was originally going to do the same setup as above but found a better deal on the setup i described. It got me 3" of lift without having to mess with a body lift plus i got a better ride with the gas charged rubi shocks. Just a thought!
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Wilson...an alternative to consider is the Daystar 1.75" Comfort Level and Lift as well as finding some Rubicon takeoffs from a member or Craigslist assuming you have a Sport now. I was originally going to do the same setup as above but found a better deal on the setup i described. It got me 3" of lift without having to mess with a body lift plus i got a better ride with the gas charged rubi shocks. Just a thought!
Good idea. My long term goals for this JK is a Rubicon Express lift. Thanks for the suggestion.
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33's should clear the bumper with no problems. I believe it's once you get to 35's or maybe 37's that it becomes an issue. You'll need spacers though with the factory wheels. As long as you get a good quality one like Spidertrax you should be fine. You definitely do not want the kind that just sandwich between the wheel and the hub.
Just looked up those spacers. Very nice. Thanks.

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