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Old 10-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Help...tire size?

2009 unlimited JK 4D, with 2.5 rough country lift looking for best tire with good looks wheels are rugged ridge "D" 17x9.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Do you want the best look (entirely subjective) or performance (what type of terain)?

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Old 10-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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These wheels may need a spacer to get them to clear your brakes. I'd recommend test fitting them before you make your tire purchase. (in case you need or want to return them).

With a 2.5" lift a 33" tire should be an easy bolt up and go set up. 33x12.50R17, 285/70R17, 295/70R17.

If you want to push the limits you can run a 35" tire but you will need to make some modifications to get them to clear. 35x12.50R17, 315/70R17 or 325/70R17 are doable. If you go this route, some flat fenders can also help your clearance.

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Old 10-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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I'm thinking myself of going for a 34" tire, just because I think the 35s might look a little tight with my BB, and I think 33's will be too close in size to stock to really seem worth it to buy a new tire. Do 34's exist for a 17? Or is there any m/t tire that is cost effective to look at to get close to that right size (aka a 35 that runs a little small and so is cheaper then other 35s)? I know in the long run, I will have a set of m/t's for all year driving, and a set of winters, and I imagine I'll mount the winters on my stock 17s. So in my mind my short term plan in to use my SRA's as winter tires, and trying to find some m/ts that wont making driving as a DD miserable, but still look wicked and act wicked on the trails (mostly mud, trees and wet rocks).

I know from reading other threads that I seem to really like the look and sound of some nitto's, but I'm still stuck on the size issue
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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Hankook Dynapro MT LT295/75x15--



33.6" unmounted and actually 33.2" installed-

Most 35" tires are 33.8 to 34" installed and advertised 33" tires ar 99% 31.8 to 32" installed

Each tire mfg is different, thats why I went Hankook !

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Old 10-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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haha yeah jimbox, thats pretty much exactly what im asking, because i keep noticing people saying things like "oh this tire actually runs true to size" and whatnot. Everytime I see you jeep I want to get those tires and some spacers, looks so nice and wide. I don't know how often you spend time in the city, but how do those bad boys hold up in traffic, does it effect the handling at all? how about in the rain?

also, i liked the nittos for the same reason i like your hankooks. looks so good

double edit hmmmm, discount has them at 240 for some 295 on 16s vs nitto for 280 on 285 on 17s.... i might have to go with the hans!
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Goodyear Duratrac are really getting good reviews especially in snow. It is sort of a crossover tire. Many call it a AT and some sites call it a MT. I think it is more of an aggressive AT tire. But the weight of the tire is what many like. Because it is less weight then many in the same class it cuts back on the mpg hit that larger tires will cause.

I really love my Goodyear MT/r w/kevlar. They really do well on the mountain terrains here in the Smokies with a good mixture of mud and rock. But they weigh a tons and kill the gas mileage in the process. So I am considering Duratrac's for my next set.
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I can't help you with traffic, but


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haha yeah jimbox, thats pretty much exactly what im asking, because i keep noticing people saying things like "oh this tire actually runs true to size" and whatnot. Everytime I see you jeep I want to get those tires and some spacers, looks so nice and wide. I don't know how often you spend time in the city, but how do those bad boys hold up in traffic, does it effect the handling at all? how about in the rain?

also, i liked the nittos for the same reason i like your hankooks. looks so good
Freeway and trailer towing on-road/off-road is great, actually quieter than the BFGs that came with the JKUR-

I haven't had any trouble in the rain/snow/sand/asphalt and they are load range "D" with very flex sidewalls, I'm very happy withem-

Sears carries them/Discount/internet/ or any local tire shop can order them for you, but-

I don't know what your price will be--Smewhere between $250/300, ea

Remember that any mounting/dismounting-wheel change, will cost you for the TPMS sensors swapping unless you decide to discard them and getta AEVPM/Superchip !

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